Presenting Organizations

Events and Conferences

Presenting Organizations

Hosting and participating in this Preemptive Education workshop, the Department of Teaching and Learning in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, is pleased to be collaborating with the following organizations:

Founded in 1999, Urban Word NYC™ (UW) is at the forefront of the youth spoken word, poetry and hip-hip movements in New York City.  As a leading nonprofit presenter of literary arts education and youth development programs in the country, Urban Word NYC offers a comprehensive roster of programs during the school day and after-school hours and conducts diverse programmatic offerings in the areas of creative writing, journalism, literature and hip-hop.  UW presents local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, reading series, open mics and more.  All told, Urban Word NYC works directly with 15,000 teens per year in New York City alone, and has partner programs in 42 cities across the United States.  For more information, visit: or call 212-352-3495

In eight years, Hip-Hop Theater Festival (HHTF) has grown into one of the most influential outlets showcasing Hip-Hop performing arts in the country. Hip-Hop Theater Festival aims to invigorate the fields of theater and Hip-Hop by nurturing the creation of innovative work within the Hip-Hop aesthetic. Visit:

The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU’s mission is to provide educational programs and student services that support the goals, address the challenges, and recognize the contributions of students from culturally diverse backgrounds and to educate the greater campus community on the benefits of cultural diversity. The Center is committed to fostering a social, cultural, and intellectual campus environment that will empower all students to achieve their educational and individual goals. In collaboration with the University community, our vision for all students is that they will view and embrace diversity as an essential element of their personal growth, intellectual advancement, and community life at NYU. For more information