Hip Hop Congress Inc. is an international organization (est. 1993) that has connected these diverse people from around the world through the power of education, art, music, dance and social justice. Launched as a small grassroots movement of artists in 1993 branding collaborative efforts with a university student organization in 2000, it became a 501(c)3 organization upon discovering its network could unite school activity and community culture.
Virally spreading over 70 school and community chapters across the globe in less than a decade, Hip Hop Congress became the first and largest grassroots Hip Hop-based nonprofit organization of its kind. The organization and its direct influence through its broad chapter and artist network across 6 continents promotes leadership across the United States, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Japan, South Korea, China, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Australia.
We help to build and connect communities through cultural resources, supporting the diverse economic and creative opportunities that can sustain a future for all People. Hip Hop Congress (HHC) carries 30 years of experience exchanging cultural currency through creative art forms that inspire and impact youth and leaders around the globe . Our organization built its foundation with like-minded individuals committed to the same vision of working towards an equitable and just future.
HHC intends to build a worldwide network of "Cultural Workers" through its Artist Network alongside global partnerships that share an equitable vision for the future. HHC aims to support more Chapters fostering youth engagement in their local communities that thrive on collaborations and working relationships across the globe.
HHC builds strategically with like-minded organizations to provide opportunities that support K-12 STEAM education, youth crime intervention programs, and credentialed teaching positions for Artists. We work to close the educational divide with diverse program opportunities that create more inclusive educational environments in public schools. The Hip Hop Education and Equity Initiative (H2E2) Program allows Artists to become recognized as community leaders for their valuable contributions as "Cultural Workers" via professional career paths in education in California. H2E2 is an extension of curriculum developed by artists, piloted by teachers, and assessed by academic researchers working over the last 25 years. H2E2 is the first state-sponsored Hip Hop education grant program in the United States.