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Big Apple Leadership Academy for the Arts, Inc.

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Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

Meet Our Agents of Change

Our Programs

Created Because the Arts Still Matter

Before a child talks, they sing. Before they write, they draw. As soon as they stand, they dance. Art is fundamental to human expression.

~ Phylicia Rashad

Upcoming Events

  • Sep 06, 2022, 12:00 PM – Jun 16, 2023, 7:00 PM
    BALAA, 1014 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Our tuition-free* after school program offers academic hour and FULL marching band instruction! (*see terms and conditions)
  • Mar 25, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Restoration Plaza - Multipurpose Room, 1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA
    Get dressed in your Sunday best and come out for high tea!
  • Apr 08, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Saint Andrew's Playground, 1405 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA
    Skate lessons, roller dance performances, games, activities, and a whole lot of fun! Brought to you in partnership with Council Member Chi Osse, Community Board 3 Parks Committee, and Friends of Saint Andrews Playground Group.
  • HBCU Tour
    Sat 22 Apr
    Multiple Dates
    Apr 22, 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    Virginia, USA
    First stop, Virginia Union University, then to Virginia State University to participate in their respective Band Day events and audition for marching band scholarships!
  • May 18, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Queens, Queens, NY, USA
    SAVE THE DATE: Our first scholarship dinner to support our graduating seniors headed off to college.
  • Jun 20, 6:00 PM – Jun 21, 12:00 AM
    K & L Manor, 4501 Glenwood Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
    We are turning 4 on June 20th, and we invite you to celebrate with us at the BALAA Ball!

Support Us

Help us make a difference in the lives of NYC youth!

BALAA is a 501c3 charitable organization.

All donations are tax deductible.

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BALAA, where childhood development and enrichment comes first.

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