FRAMINGHAM – The Brazilian-American Center in Framingham, also known, as BRACE, hosted its first-ever multicultural fair on Sunday, March 3, at the Father Maschi Parish Center.
BRACE (Brazilian-American Center) is a nonprofit organization, created in 2012 by Father Volmar Scaravelli with St. Tarcisius Parish, to assist all immigrants regardless of nationality, race, gender, or religion, while preserving the values and cultural identity of each person.
BRACE had 30 booths for residents to visit, along with entertainment and food. Organizations that participated included the Framingham Public Library, the Brazilian Worker Center Inc., MassBay Community College, Discovering Hidden Gems, etc.
Mayor Yvonne Spicer stopped by the fair with Renan Pinheiro, from the City’s Human Resources Department, and Citizen participation officer Alaa Abusalah.
BRACE offers courses, seminars, lectures and events that educate, train and entertain people, helping them integrate better into American society, while also preserving Brazilian culture, traditions, language and religious beliefs.
District 7 City Councilor Margareth Shepard serves on the Board of Directors for BRACE.
BRACE is located in the former St. Tarcisius’ elementary school, on Route 135, next to the church.