Announcing the first state sponsored Hip Hop Education grant program!
What is H2E2?
H2E2 aims to establish a statewide network of qualified Hip Hop and urban cultural educators and provide resources, mentorship and support for teaching artists and industry professionals in partnering with public schools.
Additionally H2E2 will support partnerships between AME programs and Hip Hop teaching artists to create a model for Hip Hop focused AME programs to emerge and develop in the state, and support teaching artists in obtaining Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) Career Technical Education (CTE) Designated Subjects (DS) Credentials.
Overarching Program Goals:
Grant Requirements for Participating Schools:
The H2E2 core planning team
Sebastien Elkouby, AME Hip Hop Educator at View Park Preparatory High School and author of Global Awareness Through Hip Hop Culture curriculum
Rahman J. McCreadie, Executive Director of Hip Hop Congress, Inc (HHC), and founder of Rap Force Academy
Martha Diaz, Founding director of the Hip Hop Education Center and CEO of Hip Hop Communiversity (HHCU)
Mikle McBride, Director of Career Technical Education, Compton Unified School District
Dr. Delores Thomson, CTE Coordinator and broadcast teacher, Oakland School of the Arts
Learn More by viewing the slide deck from our February 2020 advisory meeting
Read our preliminary press release here