Founded in 2001, the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is dedicated to harnessing the cultural relevance of Hip-Hop music to serve as a catalyst for education advocacy and other societal concerns fundamental to the empowerment of youth. HSAN is a non-profit, non-partisan national coalition of Hip-Hop artists, entertainment industry leaders, education advocates, civil rights proponents, and youth leaders united in the belief that Hip-Hop is an enormously influential agent for social change which must be responsibly and proactively utilized to fight the war on poverty and injustice.
Any amount of volunteering makes an impact in ways that we can’t even imagine. Today, HoodRich’s DJ Scream and Hot 107.9’s Stuey Rock began the holiday season with raising canned goods and non-perishable items for youth shelters, low-income families, and senior citizens residents of the Carver Homes community.
The Big Giveback was held at 1600 Pryor Street in Atlanta, Ga, in the Carver Villages community YMCA from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Throughout the day, various organizations and local artist brought in donations to support the cause of feeding families this Thanksgiving season. DJ Scream re-tweeted myself via Twitter to saying “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing their community.”
This event could not be possible without DJ Scream, Hot 107.9, Stuey Rock, and Kimberly Wilson. Big shout out to all the donors from A.B.C. Elite Youth, Hoodrich Ent, 2 Tears Ent, WSB-TV Radio, DTP Radio, Signature Elite, and many others who contributed goods to families this holiday season.
www.BestBuddies.org Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
www.standup2cancer.org Stand Up To Cancer is a new initiative created to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. SU2C’s goal is to bring together the best and the brightest in the cancer community, encouraging collaboration instead of competition. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C creates awareness and builds broad public support for this effort
HISTORY & MISSION
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation was conceived of in 2002 and officially established as a 501(c)3 public charity in 2003 by Shawn & Gloria Carter.With an original vision and mission to help any individual facing socio-economic hardships further his or her education at institutions of higher learning, Shawn and Gloria Carter kicked off the Foundation’s efforts by awarding one student with full college tuition in 2002.
From 2003-2005 the Foundation provided 50 scholarships to students in 50 different states yearly. In 2006, in addition to providing scholarship awards to a growing number of students in need, the Foundation launched the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation College Tours. Since the Foundation’s inception, over 750 students have received awards totaling over $1.1 million dollars. The Foundation is currently on the precipice of growth and is reviewing its current grant-making priorities as it plans for expansion as the Shawn Carter Foundation.
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization.
The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer.
Its areas of activity include research, information services, advocacy, and community services and programs.
Among its programs is Hope Lodge, which provides free housing for adults with cancer. As of early 2007, 22 lodges have been set up.
Hip-Hop artist, Actor, and Children’s author Lonnie Rashid Lynn, known as “Common,” is the visionary behind the Common Ground Foundation. Our premise is to identify and develop tomorrow’s leaders through programs that promote holisticleadership and education. We are committed to empowering youth to achieve greatness while developing leadership and life skills needed to fulfill their dreams and make an impact on their world.
Sporty Girls seeks to encourage minority girls age 8 – 18 to participate and achieve success in non-traditional sports. Sporty Girls will expose young women to golf, soccer, swimming, and tennis while building good character and lifestyle skills.
Our goal is to develop young female athletes into collegiate superstars who will earn athletic and/or academic scholarships.
The mission of the Tavis Smiley Foundation is to enlighten, encourage and empower youth by providing leadership training that will promote and enhance the quality of life for themselves, communities and our world.
“It is my hope that the children in these undeserved communities officially become part of thisnational conversation that we have been left out of for years”. “The efforts within this program will not only stress education, but will stress exposure to culture,” Big Boi.
To nurture the intellect of youth by providing them with culturally diverse experiences, in the field of humanities, which will expand their leadership abilities and create social-conscious individuals.
The Big Kidz Foundation, the philanthropic vision of Outkast member Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, is an effort to take education and knowledge to another dimension. Established in 2006, with a firm belief that cultural exposure, musical and literary expressions, and the invaluable experiences of travel, makes for a well-rounded person, solidifies the result of the mission.