Profile: Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy


Founded in 1989, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy is a community-based arts, cultural and educational organization dedicated to supporting the creative, cultural, academic and vocational development of youth of African descent in Flatbush, Brooklyn and surrounding communities. With an integrated curriculum featuring cultural, health and wellness and leadership training, our programs enable youth in under served communities to break the cycle of poverty and grow into healthy, independent, compassionate and self-confident men and women.

The organization’s name comes from the West African Yoruba word “ifetayo” which means “love is enough for joy” and captures Ifetayo’s nurturing approach to empowering youth and redefining community development.