( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Cardi B Stopped by Her Alma Mater, IS 232 in The Bronx Surprising Students and Staff, Announcing She Was Planning on Donating $100,000 to The School
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She shared on Instagram that she wanted to visit last year but because of COVID-19, she could not. “This middle school, IS 232 in the Bronx, has a very special place in my heart!! It turned me from an 11-year-old girl into a little teenage adult,” shared the star via Instagram.
“Kids in the Bronx have to grow up quickly because of our circumstances and our environment… Like a lot of these kids, I went through so much while I was going to school here. Experiencing that changed me forever and made me who I am today.”
Cardi B hopes her donation will help create an amazing after-school program that will keep kids off the streets or out of troubled homes. She hopes the program will teach them something that they can take with them through life.
She also partnered with Community Capacity Development (CCD) and K. Bain, the founder and executive director, to help her visit different schools and programs in Queen and Brooklyn.
“I love being able to help young kids however I can and can’t waiiiittttt to tell y’all what I’ve been working on for the past two years. It’s something super close to my heart and I can’t wait to share very soon,” the artist shared at the end of her post.
Chancellor of the school, David Banks, shared everyone was thrilled to welcome the rapper back home to IS 232. He also stated they were grateful for her contribution.
“Cardi B’s commitment of $100,000 for the arts will help the school’s kids soar to their highest heights. Thank you, Cardi,” said Banks.
This visit was part of a week-long tour organized by CCD to spread the message of human justice work.