Daddy do-gooder Sean Combs is giving back to his hometown in a big way. The Hip Hop mogul recently announced plans to open a charter school in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.
Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School will be spearheaded by Steve Perry, who founded Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, in 2005. The school’s daily operations will be led by Orlando-based educator Danita Jones.
Combs describes the opening of Capital Preparatory in Harlem as “a dream come true.” While he was passionate about a prestigious school in his old neighborhood from the beginning stages of the endeavor, not everyone on his team was as enthusiastic. “It’s important to note it was he who inspired our team to come in and expand into New York,” says Steve Perry. “I think that there’s a lot to be found in the fact that you have someone such as Combs, who is highly visible within our community, who has decided that his major push is going to be with our model and in education,” he added.
Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School will open its doors in the fall. Sean Combs is the proud father of six kids.