Skyline College’s Rock the School Bells (RTSB) hosted their first cocktail fundraiser at 111 Minna Gallery in downtown San Francisco on January 21, 2017. The RTSB Benefit honored a decade of Hip Hop, Education, and community by thanking educators, artists, administrators, and community members for their contributions to the RTSB conference since it began in 2007.
It was a night full of dancing, a silent auction, and great music! The RTSB Benefit served appetizers from local caterers such as Hana Hou, Skyline College’s very own Guardian Scholar Hood Wraps by MK, Whipt Bakery, and Romeo’s Chocolate. On display at the 111 Minna art gallery was beautiful artwork from students and community members such as CIPHER’s Webster Cruz and Alejandro Castro, and community artist, Samantha Requilman. The night wrapped up with an amazing performance from San Jose’s very own Left University and Legacy Awards to RTSB founding community members such as the Kababayan Learning Community.
Thanks to donations and ticket sales, the RTSB Benefit raised $3,000 and succeeded the Advisory Board’s initial goal! All proceeds and donations from the RTSB Benefit will go directly towards scholarships to support students who are involved in RTSB and the CIPHER Learning Community at Skyline College.
Rock the School Bells 10 will be on Saturday, March 11 at the Skyline College campus for both our Educator’s Conference and Youth Conference. To register and celebrate Hip Hop Education, please visit www.rocktheschoolbells.com.
Article by Kim Davalos | Photography and Videography by Shane Menez