National recording artist and educator Timmie "Lady Tasz" Foster will be in New York (originally scheduled for Monday 11/14/11) early, Friday, 11/11/11 solely to launch an opportunity to converse and be a part of the Professionalizing Hip Hop Conference!

A young and talented African American woman and leader, Timmie "Lady Tasz" Foster has ten years experience in the field of education, as well as ten years as a Female Emcee. Foster also encamps a Master Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, as well as School Principal Certification. In addition, she's the founder & executive director to a non-profit centered on youth leadership and youth partnerships. Her conscious genre of effectively navigating educational and safety issues through the harsh world of politics and society, has made her an asset the larger community of change leaders.

Were looking to sealing a personal invite from your institutions into this invite-only arena. Timmie "Lady Tasz" Foster has also agreed to make herself available for panel discussions, mini-seminars & workshops, open microphone sessions, etc. as she would be on campus to make a contribution.

Thank you so much for bringing such dynamic issues and resources to the forefront concerning Hip Hop. We look forward to connecting!

Thank you,

The office of Timmie "Lady Tasz" Foster, Foster Enterprise

Education Bio of Timmie "Lady Tasz" Foster:


Hip-Hop Education Reaches Youth in Low-Income, Marginalized, and Chronically Violent Communities, According to NYU Steinhardt Metro Center Report

New York, NY – A new report reveals an emerging pattern of success among marginalized students participating in Hip-Hop education, leading to higher attendance and graduation rates

Re-Imagining Teaching and Learning: A Snapshot of Hip-Hop Education, a groundbreaking report and national scan of Hip-Hop educational programs by the Hip-Hop Education Center (H2ED Center) at the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education (Metro Center) at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, is being released today.

“Hip-Hop–based education is empowering thousands of youth and adults in the U.S. and around the world to develop their identity, voice, and leadership in society,” said Martha Diaz, Co-Principal Investigator and Founding Director of the H2ED Center at the Metro Center. “We are pleased to present our findings and use this report as an opportunity to analyze, dialog, and harness Hip-Hop to catapult students and teachers to higher levels of success within both elementary and higher education.”




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