HIP-HOP EDUCATION AND EQUITY (H2E2)

H2E2 aims to establish a California statewide network of qualified Hip-Hop and urban arts educators and provide resources, mentorship and support for teaching artists and industry professionals in partnering with public schools.

H2E2 supports 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.

Programs will support teaching artists in obtaining Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) Career Technical Education (CTE) Designated Subjects (DS) Credentials and support CTE AME students in pursuing careers as urban arts educators.

OVERARCHING PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Establish a pipeline for aspiring teaching artists, advisory partners and hip hop professionals interested in becoming credentialed educators in CTE programs in the AME sector.
  • Establish Hip-Hop education AME programs that engage learners and equip them for post-secondary options and careers in creative industries.
  • Develop teaching artists as industry partners, advisors & co-teachers for CTE programs.
  • Develop and formalize student leadership opportunities through community engagement, internships and mentoring.
  • Launch, expand, improve, and/or enhancing pathways to implement “Grow Your Own” teacher CTE programs built on asset-based Hip-Hop pedagogies.
  • Create an urban arts educator pipeline for CTE AME students.

H2E2 GRANT REQUIREMENTS

  • Establish partnerships with industry to provide Hip-Hop master classes, residencies, and other work-based learning opportunities for AME students.
  • Create and share Hip-Hop education curriculum and professional learning opportunities for AME programs.
  • Integrate formal student leadership opportunities with Hip-Hop Congress Youth Chapters.
  • Participate in AME community of practice meetings and provide resources and technical assistance around Hip Hop Education.

THE H2E2 CORE PLANNING TEAM

  • Sebastien Elkouby, AME Hip-Hop Educator at View Park Preparatory High School
  • Rahman J. McCreadie, Executive Director of Hip Hop Congress, Inc (HHC).
  • Martha Diaz, CEO and Chief Curator of the Hip-Hop Education Center
  • Dr. Delores Thomson, CTE Coordinator and broadcast teacher, Oakland School of the Arts
  • Allison Frenzel, California Department of Education, Career Technical Education, Arts, Media and Entertainment Sector

CDE RESOURCES AND DEFINITIONS

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

  • ICEF View Park Preparatory High School, Los Angeles
  • Inglewood Unified School District, Inglewood
  • Oakland School for the Arts, Oakland
  • Balboa High School, San Francisco
  • June Jordan School of Equity, San Francisco
  • 42nd Street Elementary, Los Angeles
  • Audubon Middle School, Los Angeles
  • Crenshaw High School, Crenshaw
  • Compton Unified School District, Compton
  • JC Montgomery Juvenile Court and Community School, Hanford

EVENTS

Pop-Up Oakland – March 2023 Poster

 

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