Don’t Shoot Guns Shoot Cameras Film Camp Founder Rodney “Red” Grant speaks with Sharon Reed and Mike Hill on BNC News about the importance of this program to youth and communities.

Don't Shoot Guns, Shoot Cameras," a program based in Washington, D.C., teaches underserved youth camera skills to keep them away from gang violence. Ben Tracy reports.

After that tragic event took place Rodney “Red” Grant began “Don’t Shoot Guns, Shoot Cameras”. The program is hosted by Grant and former NBA player Matt Barnes for one week.

Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced the companies joining the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge during the fourth annual HBCU STEAM Day of Action, The Hustlers Guild named.

The title of the “Don’t Shoot Guns, Shoot Cameras” program speaks to its main goal: to give young people an alternative to violence.

Comedian Red Grant and The Hustlers Guild founder Yasmin Salina discuss 'Don't Shoot Guns, Shoot Cameras: 5-day Filmmakers Camp' on Good Day DC.

A group of teens got the opportunity of a lifetime when NBA superstar Matt Barnes appeared in a virtual chat room to offer advice to the next generation. 

THE HUSTLERS GUILD IS HELPING THE YOUTH BEGIN THEIR CAREERS AMID A PANDEMIC

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COVID-19 has taken its toll on the U.S. economy. Every industry has been impacted by this unforeseen pandemic, leaving more than 2 million Americans unemployed. Some college students, who had already accepted job and internship offers, have had their offers rescinded. In crises like this, we need more people like Yasmin Salina and her team at The Hustlers Guild who are helping high school and college students build professional connections, network, and secure internships and jobs within the entertainment industry.

Rapper Dave East goes back to Harlem for the youth

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Last week rapper Dave East visited East Harlem’s High School, Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce to talk to the students about his journey to success, as well as answer their questions pertaining to his life before and after success.

GUILD: D.C. Full of Young Nipseys Eager to Innovate and Dismantle Injustice

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Though immersive training labs, The Hustlers Guild provides Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) service-learning development to middle and high-school students in D.C. Public Schools (DCPS). A culturally-responsive model that fuses STEAM learning with hip-hop culture, the program is designed to develop vital academic, technical and social-emotional skills that will allow students to succeed in the tech space. The weekly sessions are led by Black volunteers and industry-leading professionals, whose insight, access and resources are paramount to creating Black and brown pipelines to tech careers.

Don't Knock the Hustle, Knock the Barriers

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The Hustlers Guild, co-founded by Yale graduate Kevin Beckford, uses the hip hop hustle to empower disadvantaged youths and overcome systemic barriers.

Roosevelt STAY High School Paticipate In Pitch Competition

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The Hustlers Guild’s 2019 cohort from Roosevelt STAY High School participated in a pitch competition geared towards assisting youth to become better advocates and public speakers. The winners of the competition won an all expense paid trip to New York City to meet with record executives and influencers in the hip-hop industry.

 

The cohort worked in teams designing creative solutions to addressing systemic issues in their community, schools, and homes. Additionally, students worked collaboratively, collected and analyzed data, conducted research, and pitched their solutions to each other and members of the school community. This year's cohort presentations included pitches to enhance school curriculum through financial literacy courses as well as increasing student engagement through community building.

 

Students got the opportunity to present their ideas to school leadership as well as their U.S. Representative, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's office (D-DC).

Mayor Bowser Recognizes The Hustlers Guild for Their Ongoing Neighborhood Cleanup Events

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Mayor Bowser recognized 12 community organizations for their ongoing neighborhood cleanup events. The organizations included: Georgia Avenue Thrive, the Lamond Community Action Group, the Fort Lincoln Civic Association, the Carver Family Community Fellowship, EJ Valentine, Shabbycat, The Hustlers Guild, 3-T and Friends Pet Services, Atlas Vet, GKR TrashFree Association, Friends of Kingman Park, and 24th Street Caring Neighbors.

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The Hustlers Guild jumped off the 2018-2019 school year with an intimate lunch and panel discussion with notable entertainment professionals. 

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"We're also working with 40 STEAM organizations around the world to bring coding to even more kids of all backgrounds." Apple CEO, Tim Cook - Apple Special Event. March 27, 2018- Chicago, IL

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Graduating seniors at Maya Angelou Public Charter School can now apply for an exclusive STEAM scholarship from the Hustlers Guild.  The Hustlers Guild will award two students with $1,000 scholarships who plan to pursue certifications or degrees in STEAM-based programs at two or four year institutions, or seed investment for STEAM-based startups. Students graduating this spring with a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply.

HG Founder Accepted into American Express NGen Fellowship

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The American Express NGen Fellows program provides changemakers, 40 and under, an exceptional opportunity to strengthen their leadership capacity and grow their personal and professional network.

The Fellows program advances Independent Sector’s mission to improve lives, heal our natural world, and strengthen democratic society by ensuring a continued wellspring of next-generation changemakers rise to meet today’s toughest challenges.

HG Co-founder Kevin Beckford Accepted Into Prestegious BMe Vanguard Fellowship

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The BMe Vanguard Fellowships are for remarkable Black men and women whose dedication to helping others has earned them the trust of their peers, coworkers, and community. Whether you lead a movement, a business, a financial institution, a government, a nonprofit or a community, this advanced Executive Fellowship will make you immediately more influential, capable and connected to a powerful community of leaders like you.

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Executive Director was one of the speakers and think tank leader at Afrotectopia. The tech, art, activism festival took place at New York University and had over 200 attendees who participated during the weekend. She led a think tank session on  Diversity Inclusion in Tech: How can millennials help create pathways to increase diversity in some of Tech’s biggest companies?

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Executive Director Yasmin Salina spoke to 16 HBCU's that participated in the American  Association for the Advancement of Science HBCU Innovation conference. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SALINA JOINED COMMUNITY LEADERS ON MENTORSHIP PANEL

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Executive Director Yasmin Salina joined DC Community leaders on a panel at George Washington University. The panel dialogue surrounded the topic of mentorship in the African American community. More specifically, tactics to bridge the gap, and effectiviely mentor young black men. Panel partcipants included Kenrick Jackson from My Brother's Keeper DC, Strategies for Change Khalil Thompson, Celebrity Trainer and Philanthropist Gym Jonez, as well Attorney Derrick Petit, and George Washington University's Jonathan McGee. 

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Jopwell, a career platform that helps Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals featured The Hustlers Guild founding board members. 

FACEBOOK (DC) HOST MAYA ANGELOU STUDENTS FOR SITE VISIT

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Selected students from Maya Angelou got a chance to visit Facebook-DC office. During the visit, students were able to tour the facility as well as learn about the work and daily tasks for working at the DC location.

THE HUSTLERS GUILD PARTNERED WITH AMERICAN UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR A SERIES OF MOCK INTERVIEWS AT MAYA ANGELOU

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The Hustlers Guild is excited to announce a partnership with American University Graduate Chapter. The graduate students teamed up to participate in a round of panel styled interviews for graduating seniors at Maya Angelou Public Charter High School. The mock interview sessions are apart of The Art of Hustle program that focuses on professional development and social skills. 

WHEATLEY STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THEIR FIRST CODING SESSION

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Students at Wheatley Education Campus participated in their first coding session with The Hustlers Guild Coding Instructor Akhira Muhammad. Students who successfully completed their coding course received a certificate powered through code.org. 

GRAMMY NOMINATED PRODUCER TALKS ENGINEERING WITH MAYA ANGELOU STUDENTS

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Grammy Nominated Producer-Artist Sonny Digital, who’s well known amongst the hip-hop community, paid a surprise visit to Maya Angelou Public Charter School to chat music and determination as part of the Hustlers Guild speaker series.

ROC NATION A&R MEETS PRIVATELY WITH MAYA ANGELOU STUDENTS

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"The students got to learn first hand through a panel discussion on how hip hop has a powerful influence in innovation and culture.“ After learning about the platform that Mr. Carter is actively using for local artist and inspiring entertainment industry producers, I knew this would be great for some of the students at Maya Angelou,” said Executive Director Yasmin Salina.

THE HUSTLERS GUILD HOST CLOTHING DRIVE FOR WHEATLEY CAMPUS FAMILIES

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The Hustlers Guild hosted a pop-up inspired fall and winter garment shop at Wheatley Education Campus. Families were able to fill shopping bags full of winter coats, shoes, and other gently used items. The Hustlers Guild received close to $5,000 of winter attire for the families in need. 

WHEATLEY STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN MUSIC ENGINEERING SESSION

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Today students at partnering school Wheatley Education Campus participated in a music engineering session, where they learned about what it takes to be a professional sound engineer. Speaker, Berklee School of Music graduate, Chris La Point shared techniques and apps that the students could use off their smart phones or tablets. The students also had a chance to mix, and DJ music during the speaker series. 

THE HUSTLERS GUILD ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH MAYA ANGELOU PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL

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The Hustlers Guild announced their partnership with Maya Angelou Public Charter School today. Students will participate in monthly development seminars as well as guest speakers series. The students will also have a chance to participate in designing the program they will like to receive from The Hustlers Guild. 

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The Hustlers Guild announced a new member to their team, Kiddie Advisor, Myah Scott. The 11-year-old mini dynamo will oversee, Great Things Come To Those Who Hustle, a quarterly initiative that will host toy and clothing drives to sheltered youth in the District of Columbia.

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A Gates Cambridge Scholar who worked in the Obama Administration has co-founded an organization which aims to help young people from underrepresented groups to develop innovative career paths.

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Executive Director, Yasmin Salina, got a chance to chat with Rolling Out Magazine about life after the Obama Administration and the inspiration behind starting the Hustlers Guild. 

THE HUSTLERS GUILD COLLABORATE WITH MONTGOMERY, ALA. INFLUENCERS FOR HURRICANE RELIEF

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Executive Director Yasmin Salina teamed up with college classmates to initiate Houston Relief Efforts during the weekend of Alabama State University's Labor Day Classic. The weekend highlighted notable alumni from the university who are active change makers in the community. 

 

"A lot of my classmates, and current students were directly impacted by the storms that swept through the southern region. The Hustlers Guild wanted to support those in need during this tragic time"  said Executive Director and Founder Yasmin Salina.

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Alabama State University’s division of Institutional Advancement has announced the recipients of the first “50 under 50” awards. The exceptional group of honorees is considered to be among the best and the brightest alumni of Alabama State University, Executive Director Yasmin Rana amongst those who were honored.

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The Hustlers Guild will team up with Wheatley Education Campus (WEC) in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast DC as their first partnership school.  WEC is in development phase to raise the scores and performance of the students. Rana, a DC native and Executive Director of The Hustlers Guild feels that The Hustlers Guild could be a motivating element to assist the school with their goals.

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Washington, D.C. – Former Obama Administration staffers launched the Hustlers Guild, a non-profit organization designed to empower underrepresented urban youth to pursue STEAM careers and entrepreneurship through a series of hip-hop-inspired programs at local schools today. With a widening education and wealth gaps across racial lines, and an increasing diversity problem in Silicon Valley, co-founders Yasmin Rana, Jason Spear and Kevin Beckford view this organization as timely and essential.

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