Dr. Dre donates towards Performing Arts Center at Compton High School

Dr. Dre views a model of the performing arts complex at soon to be built Compton High School. (Compton Unified School District)

Dr. Dre makes good on his commitment to give back to the city of Compton.  The LA Times is reporting the soon to be re-built Compton High School has received a $10 million dollar donation towards the schools Performing Arts Center.  This author has enjoyed many performances at the school.  

“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement to The Times. “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.”

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Compton School Board Trustee Micah Ali, chaired Measure S, which asked residents to vote in favor of a $350 million dollar bond to repair the decaying school.  The measure passed with 56% of voters supporting the districts endeavors.

Micah Ali tells 2 Urban Girls:

as chairman of Measure S, which shall provide $350 million to rebuild Compton High School, our oldest campus, and transform it into a modern space for academic achievement, performing arts and athletic excellence, I was elated to welcome Dr. Dre (Andre Young) to the Compton Unified School District. Dr. Dre beamed with excitement, as I meticulously illustrated how CUSD has turned around. His desire to mold the future and nurture the talent, aspirations and passions of our students resonated loudly. I thank him for his visit and look forward to stretching the boundless aperture of innovation within public education.

Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and Compton Unified Board Trustee Micah Ali (photo: Micah Ali)


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