Youth Outreach- In collaboration with local schools and non-profits like El Centro de la Raza and WAPI, 206 Zulu brings interactive programs, workshops, assemblies and performances to hundreds of youth within King County. Education and Leadership Development- 206 Zulu is dedicated to empowering its membership and community through hosting classes, workshops, assemblies and events with groups like Massive Monkees, Mighty4 and Umoja Peace Center.
Media Justice- Through partnerships with groups like KBCS Community Radio and Reclaim the Media, 206 Zulu promotes media literacy and raises awareness on the impact of media consolidation. Our independent media sources like Zulu Radio, All Power to the Positive, and NW Hip Hop Newsletter offer positive alternatives to corporate-owned Hip Hop media outlets, as well as provide platforms for emerging artists, activists, and youth in the region.
Research and Documentation- 206 Zulu and Coolout’s “OurStory” Hip Hop History documentation projects seeks to formulate a comprehensive history of Hip Hop in the Northwest as a resource for the community. Additionally, collaborations with partners at local universities have resulted in surveys and community-based research projects that examine the breadth, diversity, and impact of Hip Hop culture in the region.