HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Lupe Fiasco arrives at Hollywood Unites For The 4th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), A Program Of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) at Dolby Theatre on September 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

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The initiative officially launches next month with a pitch competition in Brooklyn.

Taylor Lewis
Oct, 16, 2015

Lupe Fiasco is taking his social activism from the studio to the streets.

The socially conscious rapper has just unveiled a new non-profit, the Neighborhood Start Fund, which will fund and mentor start-ups in underserved communities, reports Billboad.

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The nonprofit will officially launch Nov. 13 in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Local entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch a start-up idea that will "solve a real problem or unmet need and be able to be prototyped or piloted." 

Visit the initiative's website for more information.