World Up is a non-profit organization that makes the world smaller through hip hop, education, and technology. Since our fruition in 2004, we have been fostering diversity, cross-cultural understanding, and social change with educational programming and events, like our music festivals and conferences. Helmed by a diverse set of volunteers, we are united by a deep love for music, and our faith in its power as a tool for social change. This website is an ongoing exploration of what World Up is and what it can be.


Ebenezer Bond, Founder and Executive Director

Trixie Cordova, Education Director

Eric Camins, Executive Producer

Ian Mitchell, Director of Technology

Laura Norkin, Managing Editor

Vallerie Ellois, Director of Community Outreach and Features Editor


World Up is always looking for cool people interested in working with us on developing programs, curriculums, and marketing campaigns in the US and abroad. Volunteers, MCs, DJs, VJs, writers, artists, designers, marketing gurus, illustrators + more. If you would like to be involved or added to our mailing list please

contact us.

World Up is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of World Up may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. If you would like to get involved or have questions please contact us.


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  • Founder and Executive Director
    @ebenezer007 Ebenezer Bond
  • Executive Producer
    @ecaminsEric Camins
  • Director of Education
    @trixieTrixie Cordova
  • Interactive Music Director
    @spazecraftAaron Lazansky-Olivas
  • Director of Technology
    @byarijosephAri Joseph
  • Managing Editor
    @lnorkinLaura Norkin
  • Director of Community Outreach
    @velloisValerie Ellois
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
    @djmietkaAgnes Klos
  • WU Inside Out Project Coordinator
    @hannah_g_kHannah Krauth
  • Baller Emeritus
    @ian_liveIan Mitchell