We engage in ADVOCACY to foster and connect emerging and seasoned Hip-Hop artists, educators, curators, archivists, and industry professionals while advocating for the systemic change essential to their growth and sustained success.
As thought leaders in the field, HHEC curates convenings to deep dive into Hip Hop Education’s most pertinent topics.
Together with ‘Music Will’, HHEC is partnered to create P -12 Hip Hop music education standards. This initiative helps public school teachers integrate Hip Hop music education into their curricula and school culture
The Extra Credit Awards (ECA) recognizes exceptional leaders and organizations using Hip-Hop, technology, and social entrepreneurship to advance the education field. The ECA also honors pioneers and champions of the Hip-Hop and education field. The first Extra Credit Awards was held at NYU in 2017. The Award was designed by Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez, an internationally acclaimed sculptor/ painter/ Hip-Hop Scholar/ US Cultural Ambassador and creator of the annual BET/Black Entertainment Award.
HHEC is a member of the ‘Music Education Policy Roundtable’: a public policy coalition led by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) that advocates for a high-quality music education for all students.