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Hip-Hop University

809 W. Hill St., Ste. D, NC
Category: Arts & Culture
Award: Arts nonprofit in 2017
Year Won: 2017
Pick: Editor's Pick

Volunteers mentor area students using the principles and concepts of hip-hop in math, English, life skills, and other subjects. The school also has workshops for aspiring DJs, emcees, and break-dancers. The ultimate goal is to mentor students through school and see them graduate and continue to succeed. But the end result looks—and sounds—like something even bigger.