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About us

Founded in 1994, Ação Educativa is a non-profit civil association that acts in the fields of education, culture and youth, under a human rights perspective.

For this purpose, it carries out training and supporting activities for groups of educators, young people and cultural agents. It integrates campaigns and other collective actions aimed at the realization of these rights. It develops participatory research and methodologies focused on the construction of public policies in tune with the needs and interests of the population.

Its mission is the defense of educational, cultural and youth rights, with a view to promoting democracy, social justice and socio-environmental sustainability in Brazil.

  • 1.500 young people in
    training programs.
  • 900,000 textbooks distributed to youth and adult education students.
  • 64,000 participants of activities at our headquarters.
  • 66,000 teachers in professional updating courses.

What we do

Articulate different strategies and people: this is the differential that gives power and quality to Ação Educativa.

Focused on the areas of culture, education and youth, Ação Educativa is engaged in the training of educators, youth and cultural agents; in the production of coursewares and participatory methodologies; in the cultural diffusion; in the research, information and social mobilization. It operates in education networks and schools, public agencies and civil society organizations (CSOs), collectives and communities, as well as in articulations in Brazil and in the world.


By integrating the three fields of intervention – culture, education and youth – Ação Educativa develops projects and programs based on tripod experimentation, production of knowledge and incidence on public policies. Check out our main actions.

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Our center

With its own cultural program, Espaço Cultural Periferia no Centro (Cultural Center Outskirts Downtown) has auditoriums, conference and class rooms, and a gallery for exhibitions, available for NGOs and social movements activities.

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