TWWI Partners with Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen to Celebrate Sisterhood & Recruit Mentors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Uraidah Hassani
THE WOMEN WORLDWIDE INITIATIVE PARTNERS WITH MOMMA’S HIP HOP KITCHEN
TO CELEBRATE SISTERHOOD & RECRUIT MENTORS
(New York City, March 1, 2014) – The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) is an organizational partner of Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen (MHHK) Volume 7: Celebrating Sisterhood, which takes place on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Main Theater at the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture in the Bronx. In its seventh year, MHHK, an annual all-female hip hop concert, focuses on the use of hip-hop as a tool to honor the accomplishments of women and build awareness around women in the arts.
At MHHK, TWWI is recruiting mentors and mentees for its Young Women Rock! Mentorship Program. The program is expanding from East Brooklyn to the South Bronx this Fall 2014. Eligible mentors must be between the ages of 19 and 30 years old, and mentees must be between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Program participants must be able to dedicate Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. to the program. Young Women Rock! is a year-long personal development and leadership program for young women in low-income communities in Brooklyn and the Bronx that empowers them through mentorship, builds their self-confidence and challenges them to discover and fulfill their potential. The program encourages them to think critically about themselves, their identity and their goals, while breaking down negative messages fed to them by society and the media.
The Women Worldwide Initiative
The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) is a non-profit organization with the mission to empower women and girls to strengthen their own capacities as decision-makers. TWWI’s mentorship programs and small-scale international development projects are dedicated to poverty eradication through youth development, and social and economic empowerment of women and girls in low-income communities in New York City and developing countries. Their programs have impacted over 60 young women and girls in inner cities in New York, 30 children in the Dominican Republic and 400 children in Zambia, as well as empowered over 300 members of the communities they serve through arts-based empowerment events. Learn more: http://www.womenworldwideinitiative.org
Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen
Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen (MHHK) is a multifaceted hip hop event designed to showcase women artists, especially women of color. MHHK serves as a social justice community-organizing platform that educates and empowers women of color on issues that impact their lives, including HIV/AIDS and reproductive justice. Learn more: http://www.mhhk.org