Dr. Dre is giving back to his beloved Compton community by donating $10 million to create a state-of-the-art performing arts center at Compton High School.
According to the vice chairman of the Compton Unified School District’s board of education, Micah Ali, the new high school will be one of the most modern public school complexes ever built.
The new arts complex will have a 1,200 seat theater, digital media production facilities, and state-of-the-art equipment & technology. City officials said the addition to the newly built high school will be an invaluable resource to the community.
In a press statement to the Los Angeles Times, Dre said, “My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve. 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 president of Compton Unified’s governing board of trustees, Satra Zurita 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.”