Greetings Community,


I hope this message finds you in good health. As our city faces this new reality and the threat presented by COVID-19, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy remains committed to serving our community. The corona virus has hit hard and as a result we have had to pivot and adjust quickly. All Ifetayo  staff members are now working remotely–and can still be contacted as usual. Below is an overview of our pivot:


  • All Staff and Faculty are receiving on-going support and training around effectively working remotely.
  • We are wrapping up an assessment of our Teaching Artist’s ability to conduct classing via zoom and google classroom.
  • As of Saturday March 28th, 2020 we began offering remote learning sessions, starting with our Saturday Academy. Our Rites of Passage, Africana Studies and Ifetayo Youth Ensemble scholars are connecting via Zoom.
  • We are working with our School partners to continue to be available to assist and support their teachers and students.
  • We have also started outreach to current and former Ifetayo families, checking in on their well being during this time.
  • Our census efforts continue to move forward and we are ramping up our online and text outreach strategy.

I encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date information regarding programming and events!


Peace & Love

Iya Naima