FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Dr. Dre attends the WSJ. Magazine 2014 Innovator Awards at MoMA in New York. The 50-year-old rap mogul announced a new radio show on Friday, July 3, 2015, called “The Pharmacy,” which premieres Saturday. The hour-long show dedicated to West Coast music will stream every other Saturday. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

Dr. Dre Donating $10 Million To Compton High School

Compton native, Dr. Dre has pledged to donate $10 million to help build a performing arts complex at the new Compton High School.

Dr. Dre views a model of the performing arts complex (Compton Unified School District)

“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve. The performing arts center will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.”

“The support that Dre has shown over the years is unwavering and we are so excited that we will now be home to one of the greatest performing arts centers in the country,” said Satra Zurita, president of Compton Unified’s governing board of trustees.

“We are looking forward to blending both [Dre’s] vision and that of the district to provide opportunities for individuals to both explore and apply their creativity in the arts,” said Darin Brawley, Compton Unified superintendent.

Micah Ali, vice chairman of the CUSD Board of Education said the District is building what will be the most modern high school complex ever provided to public school students.

The center, which will offer creative resources and a 1,200-seat theater, is expected to break ground in 2020.


-Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson aka @thebusyafrican

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