Our Grassroots department is responsible for disseminating information and examples of progressive hip hop culture and artists. By building relationships with our community, the program seeks to engage people with the broader national context of socio-economic injustices and raise funding for local solutions.
- Tens of thousands of educational discussions a year in affluent spaces about our culture, the socio-economic injustices we face, and and the racism we must overcome on a daily basis.
- Distributed thousands of mixtape CDs of local underground Hip Hop artist that are too political or progressive to obtain industry support.
- Our Grassroots officers are responsible for raising way more than half of our income and they are the lifeblood of this organization.
"Working for HipHopForChange created a positive realm in my daily life. This organization is attempting to change the voice of hip hop while demonstrating unity within the bay area community. The members of this organization are viewed by the public as the "common people" or "working class," but what others do not realize is that these individuals have a passion for changing contemporary society through the original values of hip hop culture: empowerment, self expression, and diversity.
The individuals that are a part of this organization can be defined as activists, but that doesn't begin to sum up their goals and aspirations. Working for HipHopForChange,you are able to learn and speak about social issues that are happening around the world. Unlike a corporate setting, you are able to speak freely about new age ideas, and not shunned for not fitting into a mold. My experience with HipHopForChange allowed me to believe in imagination and hope for our youth. This is a movement that will prosper due to their voluntary outreach in the community and the voice that carries along with their values."
To apply, fill out the contact form below and make sure to tell us why you'd like to be on the team.