SPONSORS & Partners
Thank you to our sponsors, partners, & individual donors for helping to make Hip Hop Orchestrated possible.
8 80 Cities
8 80 Cities has partnered with the Knight Foundation to develop the Emerging City Champions Fellowship. 8 80Citis is an organization thatimproves the quality of life for people in cities by bringing citizens together to enhance mobility and public space so that together they can create more vibrant, healthy, and equitable communities.
The Emerging City Champions is a fellowship program for young civic innovators with transformative ideas. 8 80 Cities & the Knight Foundation is looking for future city leaders with creative solutions that will enhance civic engagement, improve mobility, and activate public life in public spaces. Watch the video below to learn more about the fellowship.
John s. and james l. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy. Watch the video below to learn more.
HIP HOP UNIVERSITY
Hip Hop University (HHU) is the 501 C3 non-profit organization serving as the fiscal sponsor for Hip Hop Orchestrated. Any monetary or in-kind donations to Hip Hop Orchestrated can serve as a tax-write off thanks to HHU. Hip Hop University is a Charlotte-based non-profit organization that uses Hip Hop Culture to uplift students and empower communities.
QC Family Tree
REHEARSAL SPACE PARTNER
QC Family Tree works to embody an alternative, a way of life that is centered, whole, and founded on love. We who call ourselves QC Family Tree seek to be kinfolk rooted in discipleship in West Charlotte.
When you come to visit The Family Tree, you will see family in action. You will see that we are about the business of joining God in the work of creativity. We’ll be telling stories, singing songs, making art, growing gardens, and chasing after the lively Spirit who inspires us to work together to build a better neighborhood…to build a better world.
With these handZ dj academy
VIDEO SHOOT LOCATION PARTNER
With These Handz DJ Academy (WTHandz) is an institution for creative music education for students of all ages and skill levels. Each session includes a “Handz-On” experience using the latest DJ equipment and software. WTHandz teaches using a detailed curriculum and students learn in a small class setting or one-on-one for your maximum benefit. Weekday and weekend sessions are available.
MDK Entertainment LLC
VIDEOGRAPHY SERVICES PARTNER
Mario D. King is the author of three literary works: The Crisis Before Midlife (Novel), What’s Happening Brother: How to strategize in a system designed for you to fail (Non-Fiction), and Where Do We Go From Here (Novella)–co-authored with Jae Henderson. He is currently working on his second novel slated for a 2017 release. When he is not capturing the story through the written word, he is capturing it through his video camera lens.