Nate Nevado is a Filipino American leader, Counseling Creative, and Educational Innovations Consultant. He currently works at Skyline College as a counselor and head of the Rock the School Bells conference—a hip hop educational program now in its 13th year. He is currently finishing his doctoral program at SFSU—writing about the intersection of counseling and Hip Hop Education. He’s also the founder of the CIPHER Hip Hop Learning Community at Skyline College, which provides Hip Hop education through transferrable college courses and relevant community programming.
In this episode, we dive into the roots of his journey through Hip Hop and academia. From dropping out of community college to his eventual pursuit of a doctoral degree, Nate shares the multiple challenges and pivots he made throughout life to find his sense of purpose and direction. He goes over his early love for Hip Hop, the tensions within his traditional Filipino family, the doubts he had though college, and the eventual strength he found through community work and Hip Hop Education. There’s a wide range of wisdom in this episode, especially for Hip Hop heads, educators, counselors, and community workers.
3 Pieces of Advice
Rock The School Bells + CIPHER Hip Hop Learning Community & KUYA CHRIS!!!
CIPHER Hip Hop Learning Community
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Stories after stories, experiences after experiences, our CIPHER students delivered a set of amazing presentations and cultural productions. Whether through rap, art, spoken word, or beat production, they spoke deeply about their experiences this semester. They spoke about struggles, home, what it used to be to what is now. They spoke about emotional intelligence, self care, and personal responsibility. They spoke about taking risks, Building community, and being “in my space.” As a teacher for this class, I am alway reinvigorated and inspired to see the next generation of learners transform their lives and those around of them. These pictures doesn’t capture it all; it doesn’t catch the raw and unapologetic energy that were displayed full force. I heart Legacy 6 real hard. Thank you for believing in yourselves and taking this opportunity to create the very best version of yourselves. #enterthecipher #rocktheschoolbells #hiphopiseducation #hiphoped #legacysix #community