Hip Hop Communiversity

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About the Hip-Hop CommUniversity
The Hip-Hop Communiversity was started by a group of youth and supporters who felt like sitting around just talking about the school system wasn’t enough. So they started a school! The goal of the project is to coordinate culturally enriching entrepreneurial based activities that address social and community development using technology as a bridge to future employment. The program is hosted at the UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center in central Seattle.

WINTER 2010 SCHEDULE

Seattle Hip-Hop Youth Council
Monday’s 4pm-6pm (Library)

The Youth council is how youth participate in governing the Hip-Hop Communiversity, plan events, activities, etc. providing experience in the area of organizational development and management. The Seattle Hip Hop Summit Action Network Youth Council (SHSANYC) was established in 2002 as a vehicle for youth empowerment and leadership development in Seattle area following the first Seattle Hip-Hop Summit. SHSANYC is the northwest affiliate of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network founded by Russell Simmons and Benjamin Chavis in 2001. HSAN is the largest non-profit, 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 positive social change which must be responsibly and proactively utilized to fight the war on poverty and injustice.  www.seattlehiphopsummit.org.

Young Stars studio
Monday & Wednesday 4pm-6pm (Studio)

Young stars ages 7-12 take over the studio and let their creative genius shine making beats, writing and recording songs.  Interested youth learn the basics of creative writing, music production.

DJ 101 w/ DJ Kuhnex
Monday & Wednesday 6pm -8pm (Library)

DJ 101 teaches everything you need to know about manual and digital turntables  and how to use them with precision. From basic blending to scratching, you will discover the techniques needed in order to rock parties and concerts! Whether you want to be a club/party dj, battle DJ or just develop a new hobby.

Audio Production 101 w/ RC Tha Trackaholic
Tuesday 4pm – 6pm (Media Lab)

Recording Studio 101 teaches the basics of beat-making, song structure, sampling, engineering (digital recording music & vocals) including digital recording equipment and software (Pro Tools & Digital Performer). Students also learn the ropes of setting up your studio on a budget, studio management and selling beats.

Music Biz & Artist/Label Development
Thursday 4pm – 6pm (Library)

The Music Business & Artist Development workshop focuses on providing support to aspiring artists in developing recording and performing skills while teaching about the business of music. Find out how to set up your publishing company and how to properly file for copyrights. Discover what it takes to trademark a name, logo, or design, how to get paid shows, network for success and more.

Graphic Design with SK Studios
Wednesday 4pm-6pm (Media Lab)

Learn the basics and advanced techniques of graphic design using Adobe Photoshop software. Make flyers, posters, logos, album art, business cards, t-shirt designs and more.

Digital Media 101: The Art of Story Telling
Saturday’s 12pm-2pm (Media Lab)

It’s time to bring your stories to life in motion picture! This video production course focuses on learning the basics of video production, including camera work, lighting, sound, editing and distribution. Works will be showcased on UPC-TV and a DVD will be put together showcasing the work of the class.

Fashion Design & Merchandising 101 w/ Mac Fashions
Saturday 12pm – 2pm (Library)
In Fashion Design & Merchandising 101 participants are introduced to the fashion and merchandising industry including design, sourcing, manufacturing, retail and wholesale distribution. Participants learn about educational and career paths in the fashion industry and gain hands on experience designing and marketing clothing and producing fashion shows. Students can also learn basic modeling techniques and runway choreography, perform standard backstage clothing management and perform in a fashion show. Students learn about small business entrepreneurship through engagement with clothing designers and
retailers and other industry professionals.

Boxing & Fitness Club
Saturday & Sunday 12pm -2pm (Fitness Studio)
Train with Theroughbred Boxing to box amateur and professionally or just get in a great work out.  Aligned with FirstLady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to to combat childhood obesity, the  UPC Fitness Club was created to promote healthy lifestyle choices to youth and community. The program also incorporates a variety of physical fitness techniques of the Nationally acclaimed  Bar-Tendaz program, an innovative fitness initiative based on kinesthetic aerobics in the pursuit of  healthy living. Additionally, participants in the program are trained to be  “Fitness & Wellness Ambassadors” to their families and communities.

Digital Media 101: The Art of Story Telling w/ Alvin Singh
Thursdays 4pm-6pm, Saturday’s 12pm-2pm (Media Lab)

It’s time to bring your stories to life in motion picture! This video production course focuses on learning the basics of video production, including camera work, lighting, sound, editing and distribution. Works will be showcased on UPC-TV and a DVD will be put together showcasing the work of the class.

Open Studio 101
M , W, F, 1pm-3pm/6pm-8pm


Reflections from Hip-Hop Communiversity
Sewing 101 w/ Carlisia Minnis (Mac Fashions)…

DJ 101 w/ DJ Kuhnex instructing the cuts…

Mic Check
Sew Beautiful in the building
Reading the script w/ our Drama Queen Angel

4 responses to “Hip Hop Communiversity

  1. This really looks like a really great program. for teens like me

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