A3C Action Accelerator 2018 Pitch Night!
The Center for Civic InnovationÂ launched a partnership with theÂ A3C Festival & ConferenceÂ to invest in powerful initiatives that use art, music, and culture as a vehicle for addressing social justice issues.
TheÂ A3C Action AcceleratorÂ is a national competition lookingÂ to find, develop, and invest in new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop culture to advance social justice in underserved communities.Â
Now, we are excited to announce five awesome groups who will be pitching their ideas during the A3C Action Summit!Â You're invited toÂ comeÂ see them!Â
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 Â¾ 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
TheÂ Auburn Avenue Research LibraryÂ is adjacent from A3Câ€™s Conference Center in Atlantaâ€™s Sweet Auburn Historic District. It is the first library in the Southeast to offer specialized reference and archival collections dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history.Â
About the A3C Action Summit
The A3C Action Summit is a 2-day social justice conference that was created as a place to discuss social challenges, learn from community leaders, and develop actionable initiatives. This yearâ€™s Action Summit will feature artists (like Killer Mike), politicians (like Rep. Bruce Franks Jr.) and more to present to the conference about improvement in our community. A3C Action Summit is FREE to attend. Learn more here.Â