Hip Hop For Change breaks down barriers between youth and justice issues that affect their lives and communities using Hip hop as a vehicle. We educate, employ, and empower historically marginalized communities and inspire the next generation of leaders advocating for change through this work!
2020 Awardee of both the William J. Zellerbach Award For Social Change and the SF Symphony's Ellen Magnin Newman Award
SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS
Hip Hop For Change runs a series of events that help youth and Communities of Color engage with issues like environmental justice and Women's empowerment. Our events are always free to the public and provide the most access possible. In addition, we invite smaller BIPOC organizations to hold space at our events to bring awareness to their missions to better connect them to the people they serve.
Our Education Department breaks down barriers between youth and justice issues that affect their lives and communities using Hip Hop as a vehicle. We offer several programs and workshops, teaching the history, principles, and the artistic expression of Hip Hop Culture nationwide. In addition, our education department gives youth opportunities to healthy coping mechanisms through these new practices for positive introspection and expression.
Hip Hop For Change uses a portion of our
funds to hire a diverse staff of activists who go
into affluent white communities to educate the
public on race and social justice issues. we've been able to employ over a thousand members of our community with a living wage, full-time and part-time employment, and on-the-job employee development training. Raising the next generation of activists is at
the center of this program's mission.