For immediate release. For more info contact the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council at RandyF@HHSYC.org or 917-567-9294.
HIP-HOP SUMMIT YOUTH COUNCIL USES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH TO PROMOTE THE IMPORTANCE AND POWER OF WOMEN AND APPOINTS ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE, ACTIVIST AND PHILANTHROPIST JEN DIAMOND SHOWALTER TO ADVISORY BOARD AND CHAIRPERSON OF THE FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Jen Will Be A Key Advisor On Programs The Company Has Created To Support Their Women’s Rights Movement And The Organization’s Goal To Raise 50 Million Dollars To Build Two Performing Arts Centers And Fund Programs That Address Gun & Gang Violence, Sexual Abuse, And The Heroin & Opioid Epidemic
New York, NY, March 20, 2018—The Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council (HHSYC) has appointed the dynamic Jen Diamond Showalter to their Advisory Board and to Chair their Fundraising Committee. The group is about to embark upon the organization’s single most important challenge of their 17 year history; the launch a 50 million dollar fundraising drive to build 2 Hip-Hop Education & Performing Arts Centers (HE-PAC) that will be based in NYC and on Long Island. The funds will also be used to provide a host of programs and services to students, youth and young adults which include: Gun & Gang Violence Prevention, Sexual Abuse and Women’s Rights, the Heroin & Opioid epidemic, Literacy, Film, Music and Performing Arts to name a few.
“To secure the implementation of events and projects that support women and youth initiatives I am proud to announce the appointment of Jen Diamond Showalter to our Advisory Board and Chairperson of our very important Fundraising Committee. Jen is the CEO of Diamond Song Services, LLC. She is a smart, skilled and influential, seasoned entertainment industry veteran who works with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry. She is a Women’s Rights activist with a love for children. Her philanthropic heart and humanitarian spirit is a perfect match for the 40 years of social service work I have dedicated to communities and youth here in the U.S. and abroad. I am looking forward to building a strong relationship with a sincere socially responsible partner that will help us to take this organization to the next level when it comes to fighting for Women’s Rights and ending gun and gang violence, addressing the Heroin & Opioid crisis and empowering our students, youth and young adults with the tools for success,” said Charles Fisher, Founder, HHSYC.
“It is a great privilege to be included among such an amazing group of people working towards bettering lives and communities. I am thrilled to integrate my lifelong passion for music into a foundation of outreach, education and fundraising for the Hip Hop Summit Youth Council. We live in a world that desperately needs positive change, and being a member of the Advisory Board and Fundraising Committee is my opportunity to actively support the good works of the company and make a difference,” ended Jen Diamond Showalter, CEO, Diamond Song Services, LLC and Advisory Board, HHSYC.
“I look forward to working with a connected professional like Jen and helping her expand the program and the many services we offer. We are living in difficult times as students take to the streets to change gun laws. It’s our responsibility to stand by their side and show them the correct way to use their power to make concrete changes that will make our country much safer,” stated Albert Benjamin, Board Member, HHSYC.
“Adding some new energy with a women’s view will definitely enhance our mission. A true professional like Jen who understands how important our work is with children will bring new ideas to the table and open up new doors through all her many contacts in the entertainment industry. These are exciting times and I can’t wait to get started as we approach another long, hot, dangerous summer in our inner cities,” ended Randy Fisher, Executive Director, HHSYC.
Bringing Jen on board will help us in our “Fight for Women’s Rights.” To accomplish this monumental task we will need your support, so circle the following initiatives on your calendar and watch for any events we may be coordinating to support the struggle:
- Women’s History Month (March)
- International Women’s Day (March 8th)
- National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (April)
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October)
- International Day of the Girl Child (October 11th)
- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25th)
ABOUT THE HIP-HOP SUMMIT YOUTH COUNCIL (HHSYC)
The HHSYC was founded in July 2001 by Charles Fisher (also known as the former manager of LL Cool J, the Lost Boyz and co-discoverer of R. Kelly). The organization was created to help implement commitments made by record companies, artists, community leaders and elected officials at the historic 2001 Hip-Hop Summit at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. The 17-year old agency is the #1 Not For Profit, Social Service Hip-Hop Organization in the world addressing tough issues such as Gun & Gang Violence, Sexual Abuse & Women’s Rights, Academic Failure and the Heroin & Opioid epidemic. Participants are taught how to constructively use their time, talent and the enormous power of Hip-Hop culture to improve social, political and economic conditions in their school, home and community. Randy Fisher is the organization’s Executive Director. For additional information, visit www.HHSYC.org.