The mission of the Hip-Hop Education Center [HHEC] is to cultivate and develop Hip-Hop scholars, teaching artists, cultural workers and activists, and social entrepreneurs. Our goal is to advance the field of Hip-Hop Education and inform the larger education reform movement on how to integrate Hip-Hop into the curriculum. We achieve this through qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation, development of standards and best practices, cultural and information exchange initiatives, leadership and teacher training, advocacy and policy development, and resources from experts & pioneers from across the globe.