Recipients of Charles Hayden Foundation Grants
495 Flatbush Ave,
Brooklyn, NY '11225
Ifetayo's mission is to support the creative, educational, and vocational development of youth of African descent in central Brooklyn. Founded in 1989, the organization has grown from a series of free modern dance classes in Flatbush to six integrated programs that serve over 2,000 students in central Brooklyn annually. Ifetayo is dedicated to preparing young people for all aspects of their lives through comprehensive and holistic programs that help to empower them to become self-sufficient, productive adults who are actively engaged in the improvement of their communities. 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.