Something special, important, and transformative happens in the place where hip hop and technology meet. ZeroDivide first recognized the power of incorporating popular culture into a philanthropic strategy when the foundation began to identify, fund, and work with youth organizations on innovative projects. The Foundation discovered that when given the proper resources, youth activists possess a unique capacity to improve themselves and their communities. ZeroDivide funded programs that armed youth with crucial skills for the labor force, created new businesses, and encouraged civic action.
This report demonstrates that these youth-centered efforts unlock the power of hip hop and technology. These new community-to-philanthropic partnerships offer exciting solutions to some of the most difficult questions of our time. They bring youth from the margins of society into the center of civic and economic activity, and make them key stakeholders in building a new America.