We uplift people and communities by inspiring and supporting artists, youth, and grassroots efforts via social engagement, educational programs, collaboration and cultural outreach through the diversity and inclusion of Hip Hop culture.
Texas State University, San Marcos
Hip Hop is not just a medium of expression but a culture of positive dynamic values and the people who choose to live those values in their lives, families, careers and communities.
Established in 1993, Hip Hop Congress Inc. has become an international organization connecting diverse people from around the world to change lives through the power of education, art, music, dance and true social engagement. Beginning as a small grassroots movement of artists looking to collaborate in making a difference through art and social exchange, it organically grew and became a 501(c)3 organization in 2000, utilizing its connective reach to impact the lives of young people in their own community and inspire artists worldwide.
Establishing over 70 school and community chapters across the globe in less than a decade, Hip Hop Congress became the world's first and most influential grassroots Hip Hop-based nonprofit organization of its kind. The organization and its direct influence via chapters and its network of artists active across 6 continents, has established long standing chapter and affiliate organizations in the countries of the United States, France, Armenia, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, Bolivia and South Africa.
We help to build communities that are more connected and prosperous in social capital, as well as diverse artistic and economic opportunities to grow limitless futures for the people fostering their lives within them.
Hip Hop Congress (HHC) continues to utilize its social capital to impact and inspire youth and adults in communities around the world. HHC maintains outreach through the creative art forms of Hip Hop culture, but also though the collective knowledge of its network of Artists, Activists and Community Leaders that make up our network and communities around the world. The HHC network of teaching artists and community leaders share a common interest in utilizing their shared experiences in music, education, arts, entertainment and social justice to engage with communities and collectively find solutions to many of today's social problems.
HHC has been fortunate to build its foundation with many like-minded individuals who share the same vision for diversity and inclusion through what they do.
Our Vision For The Future
HHC is building strategically toward the future by establishing more opportunities to provide inclusive K-12 STEAM education, crime intervention programs for youth, and creating more credentialed teaching positions for Artists.
We are currently working to close the divide in quality educational access by establishing diverse program opportunities focused on creating a more inclusive educational environment in California public schools through the Hip Hop Education and Equity Initiative (H2E2) Program. H2E2 allows Artists to become truly recognized for their valuable contributions as "Cultural Workers" via a career path in teacher credentialing for the benefit of youth in the K-12 public school system. H2E2 is the first state sponsored Hip Hop-based education program designed to fully pilot and develop statewide & national curriculum standards for Hip Hop Education in K-12 schools. H2E2 is an extension of curriculum developed by artists, piloted by teachers, assessed by academic researchers working over the last 25 years to create and implement Hip Hop Education programs.
HHC will continue to build its worldwide network of "Cultural Workers" by expanding its Artist Network and partnerships with organizations that align with our goals and share our vision for the future. Our endeavors have always thrived on collaborations and working relationships with affiliate organizations and community leadership and continues to do so.
HHC is establishing more Chapters to foster more youth to become active in their local communities though civic awareness, social engagement and leadership roles. HHC Chapters share our values and take active roles in their local communities to do outreach, host awareness events and improve their community relations. HHC seeks to expand its Chapter Program and actively spread Chapter awareness to high schools to give more young people the opportunity and support to pursue the benefits of establishing a Chapter in their communities.