The Center for Civic Innovation launched a partnership with the A3C Festival & Conference to invest in powerful initiatives that use art, music, and culture as a vehicle for addressing social justice issues.
The A3C Action Accelerator is a national competition looking to find, develop, and invest in new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop culture to advance social justice in underserved communities.
Now, we are excited to announce five awesome groups who will be pitching their ideas during the A3C Action Summit! You're invited to come see them!
2018 A3C Action Accelerator Finalists
Hip Hop Mentoring Cypher Sessions: A creative wellness program that uses hip-hop to engage teens on issues of critical thinking, emotional well-being, and social justice
Words Liive: A technology-powered, music-based literacy program that aims to bring ¾ of the student population in the US to grade-level reading by 2040
Cool Moms Dance Too: Fun, multigenerational fitness and dance classes designed to improve the mental and physical health and connectedness of families
Supreme MCs Rule Hip Hop Expression Program: A music education program that uses hip-hop as a gateway to self-discovery and positive coping skills
FlexIn FlexOut: Workshops get youth dancing inside detention and foster care facilities, coupled with programming to continue the mentorship once kids get outside