Howard University Alum, Sean Combs Launches Harlem Charter School

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a7d764f7-b790-473a-a3e4-f438a7161f3a-large16x9_DiddyCharterSchool_DiMaHoward alum Sean “Diddy” Combs has been working the past five years on something outside of the entertainment world into the education space. Sean’s charter school in his childhood space, Harlem in El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York.

Combs announced Monday that the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School will open in the fall. The school will be overseen by Capital Prep leader Steve Perry, who founded Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, in 2005. According to Associated Press 

Capital Prep Harlem is a free, public charter school located in the Harlem neighborhood in New York City providing grades 6–12 with a year-round, college preparatory education that develops lifelong learners, leaders, and agents of social change.

Capital Prep Harlem will open for the 2016–17 school year with 160 students enrolled in the 6th and 7th grades according to the schools website.