Brazilian Rhythms Concert

BRAZILIAN RHYTHMS CONCERT $20 per person Sunday, April 6th, 2pm to 4pm Watertown Events Center, 1901 9th Ave SW, Watertown, SD 57201 Come and experience the creativity of Henrique Annes and world famous Stan Gubiotti as they bring their own unique style of Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova to Watertown. Email cbc@thechannel.org for reservations, pay at the door. Brazilian Rhythms Concert Poster 2014


Annual Fundraising Banquet, VA

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BANQUET With North Carolina BBQ! $25 per person Friday, Feb 28th, 6.30pm The Hospitality Center, Bethel Temple, 1705 Todds Lane, Hampton VA 23666 Come and hear our guest speaker Shabakah Williams speaking about the role of CBC in reaching out to families in the slums. Call for tickets (757) 244 6852


Wrap up Your Year…

…With A Gift That Changes Lives! Our year end campaign is all about making a lasting difference. Check out the photos and different presents that you can give to kids in Brazil this Christmas. Visit our Newsletters page to read the December Newsletter 2013 and make a Christmas Donation.


Soccer Championship

There is not a single student absent from class this week because CBC is hosting a soccer championship which has everybody talking. In the classroom the kids have been learning about the important relationship between talent on the pitch and character. They’ve been studying the lives of famous soccer players in Brazil and around the world, as well as the history of the game.

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Protests and Global Headlines

We’ve been talking about the increasing levels of violence and the problems of corruption in Brazil for several years. In the last few weeks, the frustrations of hard working Brazilians have been brought to the world’s attention as millions of Brazilians took to the streets, protesting against the government. The president was ‘booed’ at the opening of FIFA’s Soccer Confederations Cup, and protestors scaled parliament buildings

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New Students

School Starts in Brazil

In contrast to the graduation season in America right now, these are just some of the newly enrolled students who have recently started their daily education at CBC. It’s tremendous to see so many young smiling faces, eager to learn and absorb everything they see and hear at the project. As you continue to read this newsletter you will see some of the comments

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The New School Year Begins

It’s the time of year (finally!) when the Brazilian public schools close their books on the academic year that was 2012, and allow students to move into their new classes. In April we had a two week period of registration and were amazed to find mothers, fathers and grandparents standing in line at 4.30am in order to secure places for their children at the

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Eduardo’s Story

Eduardo is 11 and in sixth grade at CBC. He’s been a student at CBC for four years during which time we have seen an amazing transformation in his behavior and character. Four years ago Eduardo was a rebellious boy and very challenging to work with. He was disobedient and unwilling to engage in the various activities on offer to him at the project.

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Vanessa’s Story

We first introduced you to Vanessa in our newsletter back in April 2011. At the time she was 10 years old and suffering from the tragic loss of her mother from a drugs overdose. Today, Vanessa is 13 and continues live with her Grandmother as her father does not accept responsibility for her upbringing. Vanessa is doing well despite living in very difficult conditions

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