FWK was founded in 2007 by Leida “Lady Sol” Garcia. Back in 1996, though, Lady Sol and two other young women, Jaquanda Villegas and Jacinda Bullie, joined together to form the non-profit arts and education organization Kuumba Lynx as a response to public school funding cuts and social injustice. They came together under the belief that youth have a power in edutainment (arts & education).
Their goal was to utilize Hip-Hop arts & culture to increase social consciousness, inner peace, creativity, and universal freedom. They continue that work today, almost a full generation later, with dance, theater, spoken word and other forms of artistic expression. More on them and their mission is at their website.