Hip hop mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has pledged to donate $1 million to a network of charter schools in New York. Combs opened the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School in his native Harlem, New York in 2016, providing free public education for children in grades 6-12, and now his donation to Capital Preparatory Schools will help them expand another location in The Bronx by September, 2019. A statement from Combs read, “I came from the same environment these kids live in every day.I understand the importance of access to a great education, and the critical role it plays in a child’s future. Our school provides historically disadvantaged students with the college and career skills needed to become responsible and engaged citizens for social justice.” Combs began developing the idea for the schools several years ago, when he discussed his plans with educator Dr. Steve Perry, who founded the Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut.
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