In 2015 A3C Music Festival & Conference in partnership with the Center for Civic Innovation identified and invested in the following initiatives: 

303 COMMUNITY COALITION, INC.

Team Lead: Robert Walsh
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Project: Create short film about gentrification vs. resident upgrading, using narratives from residents containing all five elements of hip-hop.

CHOP ART

Team Lead: Malika Whitley
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Project: Empower homeless youth through art by providing a two week arts summer camp focused on the holistic immersion of music, theater and dance. 

MEDIA IN NEIGHBORHOODS GROUP

Team Lead: El Sawyer
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Project: Prisoners, police, prosecutors, judges, at-risk youth create short documentaries about each other to increase humanity and understanding.

OURTIME.ORG

Team Lead: Andrew Lee
Location: Washington, DC
Project: OurTime.org is one of the nation’s largest non-profit organizations committed to increasing the voter participation of young Americans.

P.O.P. (POEM OVER PISTOL) PROGRAM

Team Lead: Fernando Johnson
Location: Atlanta, GA
Project: The P.O.P Program is a Life Skills Program that teaches Youth how to redirect their negative emotions into a rap, poem, song or short story.

A3C Action is committed to getting these ideas the attention and funds they deserve.