THANK YOU SPONSORS
Our "Know Your Worth"
Many Shades of Colour
Young Women's Conference
was a success! We'd like to
humbly thank all that made
it possible, including our
community partners and
This year over 275 junior
high and high school young women of all shades registered, 50 mentors engaged and 70+ volunteers kept us organized, mobilized and safe at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
"When Hope happens we are
together. When Hope
happens we rise."
Health, Opportunity, Prosperity, Edutainment
Julia Roland, Visual Artist
Hip-Hope Inc. is proud of all our kids. Each and every one is very special and unique in their own way and we are dedicated to supporting our kids as they strive to make their passions their priorities until they reach their promise. Julia exemplifies the values and Hopes that we have for every youth that we engage. Fortunately, Julia has recognized her passion at a young age. You can experience her art at many Hip-Hope events and on Instagram at j.r.art_. Julia exceeds in various disciplines while sharing her infectious smile, even in the most challenging times. We have commissioned Julia several times, not just because her art is AMAZING, but because she is one of ours. She has been instrumental in helping us express our gratitude to some of the most impactful people in our community, and we Hope to continue well into the future with Julia’s signature art. Julia is proof that we can promote Hope through arts and culture. She’s done it time and time again, and for this reason, we feel it prudent to recognize her in our debut Hip-Hope Highlight. Stay tuned as we continue to share our success stories.
Julia's accomplishments include:
3.92 GPA Airman First Class and Color Guard In Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxiliary
National Art Honor Society; nominated for National Honor Society
Top Teens of America, Savannah Chapter
Key Club, Kiwanis International
2 time competitor at Georgia HS State Track Competition
Gold and Silver Key Awards for drawing and sculpture from Arts & Drawing Scholarship
Commissioned artists for Hip Hope, Taste of the Junction, and SCCPS, others
Youth usher at Tremont Temple MB Church
Hip-Hope Inc. Recent Media Coverage:
We Are Iowa Channel 5 News (Article and (2) Videos)
"Many Shades of Colour" Friday 3/6/20
Des Moines Register
"Party Hearty For NAMI" on We Are Iowa 2/14/20
#KidsLivesMatter 'Funraiser' Challenge 2019
What's Happening: Hip Hope. By: Jessica Thomas. Posted: Mar 01, 2019 10:25 AM CST.
Win for All: Hip-Hope
By: Jessica Flinn / Posted: Feb 07, 2018 09:25 AM CST
Student Witnesses Say Downtown Fight Was Bound to Happen
POSTED 10:31 PM, JANUARY 30, 2018, BY JUSTIN SURRENCY
Oct 28, 2017 - DES MOINES, Iowa -- Saturday marks the second year of the Young Men of Color Conference at Drake University. ... You have viable options, you have resources at your disposal, and if you choose to employ those resources, you will be a boss," said Bo James, executive director of Hip-Hope Inc.
Sep 10, 2017
The non-profit Hip Hope organized a community get-together and a donation to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Sep 9, 2017 - Community group Hip Hope used annual Prayer and Potluck event to donate to victims of Hurricane Harvey
May 28, 2017 - Hip Hope works to offer youth positive alternatives to engaging with crime.
Mar 25, 2017 - Hip-Hope wants to be the ones to do that." James, a graduate of Des Moines East High School, said Hip-Hope Inc. is working on a project titled #KidsLivesMatter to develop and empower the youth of Des Moines. He wants the kids he works with to take accountability and responsibility in the classroom, ...
May 26, 2017 - IOWA -- Feeling in the mood to "whip" or "nae nae?" It may be because Silentó, the artist behind the viral song and dance, was in town. Besides being a recording artist, Silentó is part of Kids Lives Matter, a group aimed at getting kids more involved in their communities