Dr. Dre Gives Back With $10 Million for School Performing Arts Center for Compton’s Young Artists
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The new center, which district officials expect will be open to the community, will include a 1,200-seat theater and a digital media production suite. It will be part of a new high school complex that Micah Ali, vice chairman of the Compton Unified School District’s board of education, called “the most modern high school complex ever provided to public school students.
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Added project architect Brett Hobza, “Our primary goal is to create an inspirational place to elevate learning opportunities for all students by designing spaces that support project-based learning, student exploration, and general instruction. Students won’t want to leave!”
This is not Dre’s first philanthropic effort in his hometown. In 2015, he announced that royalties from his album Compton would be funneled back to the city for a performing arts venue. That album was tied to the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, which detailed his early rap career with the group N.W.A.