Hip-hop, education and technology: An interview with Common

Education and technology leaders gathered at the ASU GSV Summit April 18-20th, 2016 in San Diego. Reality Changers student Sofonyas Shibre sat on a student panel that interviewed hip hop recording artist Common at ‪#‎ASUGSV2016‬ during his Keynote presentation.

In 2000, Common launched his own philanthropic effort, The Common Ground Foundation, whose mission is dedicated to the empowerment and development of disadvantaged youth in urban communities by mentoring in three areas: character development, creative expression and healthy living.

I always believed that if we started with the youth, then we would be planting the seeds for our future to blossom. Give the children a sense of hope, self-esteem, and love that will better the world…I think making a difference in the lives of others is life’s greatest purpose. –Common



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