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Dr.Dre Set to Donate 10 Million for the Construction of a Performing Arts Complex at Compton High School

By: Danielle Bagley

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Giving season is on, and Dr. Dre is all about it.

Yesterday, the Compton Unified School District announced that Dr. Dre has pledged to donate $10 million to help create a performing arts complex at the new Compton High school in Compton, California.

According to the LA Times, Dr.Dre said, "My goal is to provide students with the kind of tools and learning they deserve." He continued, "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 Compton High School performing arts complex will provide students with full brand new state-of-the-art equipment and technology that includes multi-digital media production facilities and a 1,200-seat theater. 

In addition to expanding the arts for the students of Compton High School, the center will be a great resource for the Compton Community, officials say. The hip-hop mastermind will be highly involved in the necessary fundraising needed to complete the center. It is expected to be done by 2020. 

Satra Zurita, who is the president of the Compton Unified School District's Governing board, says that "the support that Dr.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 centers in the country." 

The district's board of education vice chairman, Micah Ali, said the new high school will be "the most modern public school complex ever built."

Compton Unified Superintendent Darin Brawley released a statement saying, "We are looking for award to blending both Dr Dre visions and that the district will provide opportunities for individuals  to both explore and apply their creativity."

Hats off, Dre. We see you!

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