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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

  • Jul 05, 8:00 AM – Aug 12, 4:00 PM
    BALAA, 1014 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Join us for our 6-week Summer Enrichment Program, a unique arts immersion experience.
  • Aug 13, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    BALAA, 1014 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
    Music, Food, Games, Family and Fun!! Join us for our first community block party!
  • 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)

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.