Living the Dream Hip-Hopera Auditions

Living the Dream Hip-Hopera Auditions

Heal The Hood Foundation of Memphis is excited to announce auditions for “Living the Dream: Hip-Hopera” on Saturday, January 21, 2017- 11:00am until 1:00pm. Call backs will be conducted by Tuesday, January 31, 2017.   All auditionees will be required to sing, act, dance, rap or spoken word, and most will be asked to learn a short acting part.   All auditionees are asked to come prepared to present to the fullest. All roles are open and an opportunity to win a Cash Prize of $500! This non-traditional musical will give you a 4D Experience that will have you jumping out of your seats, crying and cheering. The Hip-Hopera is centered around HTH’s Social Media Responsibility campaign (#beresponsible) purposed to give Memphis a snapshot into what it means to really become aware of the dangers of Social Media when in the hands of misguided youth and adults.   Hip-Hopera Auditions Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis (Inside the Hickory Ridge Mall food court) 6075 Winchester Memphis, TN 38115   Saturday, January 21, 2017 11:00 am – 1:00 pm   For more information please call...

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CEO Review of 2016

CEO Review of 2016

2016 was an amazing year for Heal The Hood Foundation of Memphis. We soared into the year just as quick as we soared out of it. We had the huge opportunity to see so many things happen. From great relationships with celebrities to building strong relationships with amazing youth and future partners that will allow us the opportunity to reach more youth in the city and the nation. So here’s a quick rundown: January 2016 brought us the making of a monumental time for building off of 2015’s momentum. We wanted to get the plans for the Hero Empowerment Center opened, but due to leaks in our facility, the project was staggered. Regardless to the funds that we had been raising from the events, the roof was still a huge showstopper. The mentoring programs through our partnership with GRASSY and the Shelby County School System would allow us to reach up until the end of December 2016 over 7,000 youth. While we continued to host Phases Mentoring sessions in between leaks, we managed to pull off a huge cause event with our partner 2Unique Community Salvation Foundation and The New Tri-State Defender. That event pulled in Hip-Hop icon, YoYo and R&B Sensation Sammie with the Living The Dream Empowerment Summit in April that shook the city. We had special guest, LWB from Atlanta, GA with us. These artists taught classes and also helped with writing and producing a new music with the students from the classes held that will be recorded and heard in 2017. The campaign that was launched from that event was called #beresponsible. This social media campaign will take us into an even deeper campaign in 2017.   We also witnessed the opening of the Hero Empowerment Center. This facility was made possible through Chef Gary Williams of Dejavu Restaurant; Nathan Till of the Guitar Center; Home Depot; Mr. Melvin Walls, manager of Wal-Mart; Marty Gill, HTH Board Chair; Julien Sally of The Hard Rock Café and Frasyer Boy. The very special shout out goes to Jimmie Haley, Patrick Jacobs and Apostle A.R. Williams for the space to really impact Hickory Hill and surrounding areas. As if things couldn’t get any better, Vice-President Harold Collins and President Bill Gibbons with the Shelby County Crime Commission became a partner that will give us leverage into the...

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