Youth Development

Project Hip-Hop Inc

  • Roxbury, MA
  • http://www.projecthiphop.org

Mission Statement

Project HIP-HOP is a youth-led organization. Hip hop culture and the history of resistance to injustice are our primary tools to develop young people as activists and organizers. We provide opportunities for young people to educate and organize in their schools, communities and the wider society.

Main Programs

  1. Street Theater Team
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

We are open to any young person who lives in the City of Boston.

ruling year

2012

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mariama White-Hammond

Keywords

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youth, social justice, organizing, hip hop, Boston

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Also Known As

PHH

EIN

04-3574567

 Number

6419669974

Physical Address

2181 Washington Street, Suite 315

Roxbury (Boston), MA 02119

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In order to create a just society and address the problems facing our communities, we need to develop leaders and organize people to make change. The next generation of leadership for our society will come from young people today who experience social injustices first-hand -- young people who face issues such as under-resourced schools, real threats of violence in their communities, and persistent underemployment. At Project HIP-HOP, young people acquire the skills to express themselves, organize, and ultimately change the conditions that affect their lives. We train young people to use art to understand their lives and society, educate the broader community, and advocate for systemic change.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Street Theater Team

Starting in the spring of 2010, Project HIP-HOP will train a street theater team to create mobile performances to educate community members and spark dialogue about social change. The group will take organizing and arts training in the spring, go to the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit in June 2010, and focus on creating performances during the summer of 2010. Throughout the 2010-2011 school year, the group will narrow what issues it is working on and decide on projects to take action on them.

Category

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

We are open to any young person who lives in the City of Boston.

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PROJECT HIP HOP
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Project Hip-Hop Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mariama White-Hammond

BIO

Mariama White-Hammond is a PHH alumnus who has been with the organization since 1994 serving as a youth participant, an intern and as a board member. Mariama majored in International Relations at Stanford University and is fluent in Spanish.

Mariama became the Executive Director in 2001 and managed Project HIP-HOP?s transition to independence. She supervised the creation of the organizations core policies and financial systems. Mariama also led Project HIP-HOP through its first strategic plan, helping the organization to reevaluate and revamp its youth programming in such a way that the organization has seen a dramatic growth in the number of youth it serves and the level of training and support youth receive.

Ms. White-Hammond is an active member of the Boston non-profit community serving as the Chair of the Critical Breakdown Steering Committee and as a board member of the South End/ Lower Roxbury Youth Workers? Alliance, the Union of Minority Neighborhoods and Urban Edge. She has been chosen numerous times to be a young leader on Boston?s City-to-City Exchange. She has also been a guest speaker and trainer for organizations like City Year Boston, Citizen Schools, LEADBoston, and Harvard?s Phillips Brooks House. She has also received awards from the Boston City Council, Channel 56 Unsung Heroes, The Roxbury History and Cultural Collaborative and The Boston Celtics

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Marc Germain

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