Project Description

Jamel Mims

Director of Future Ready School Programs

Jamel Mims is a bilingual rapper, interactive media artist, and edtech cofounder with over a decade of experience implementing culturally responsive programming in high schools across New York City.  A Fulbright Scholar who studied hip hop culture in China, his work is firmly rooted in centering youth culture in academic spaces, and ranges from developing curriculum that uses original hip hop music to teach test prep, creating virtual reality and mixed reality experiences, public demonstrations and social justice campaigns.  An emerging leader in the field of culturally responsive pedagogy, he has presented at New York Tech Meetup, Google for Education, SXSW Edu and SXSW Interactive. His work in his work in music, technology, education and activism has been featured in the  New York Times,  The Nation, VICE, Complex, the Economist and more. Holla at Jamel on Twitter and Instagram at @jamnopeanut.