10K80 by Claude J. Easy June 16, 2017
Dr. Dre is looking to give back to Compton.
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the illustrious music producer will be donating a whopping $10 million to go towards a performing arts complex at the new Compton High School.
In the LA Times, Satra Zurita, president of Compton Unified’s governing board of trustees said,
“The support that Dre has shown to Compton 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,”
The high school will probably be the most modern public school complex ever built, fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. The performing arts complex will house digital media production facilities and a 1,200-seat theatre.
The performing arts center will serve to be more than just part of a school. It will also be a resource for the Compton community. Nothing better than giving back to your own hood.
In a statement to the Times Dre said,
“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve, the performing arts centre will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.”
According to The Compton Unified School District, Dre will be will be directly involved in raising the remaining funds needed to complete the centre. They expect to break ground by 2020.