Empowering Education: Cardi B’s $100K Donation Ignites Positive Change at Bronx Alma Mater

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Cardi B attends the 2021 American Music Awards Red Carpet Roll-Out with Host Cardi B at L.A. LIVE on November 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Cardi B made an unexpected appearance at IS 232 in the Bronx, her old middle school, much to the delight of the staff and students. During her visit, she delivered a compelling speech emphasizing the significance of public education and the transformative effect of receiving a quality education. The announcement of her generous donation of $100,000 to I.S. 232 was captured in a video shared on Twitter by NBC New York Digital Reporter, Kay Angrum.

“Don’t listen to those other rappers who say school doesn’t matter, because you never know the people you might encounter.” The video, captured by a friend of Angrum, a teacher at the school, showcases Cardi B entering a loud and enthusiastic auditorium filled with students and school staff. The school houses around 300 students in grades six to eight, as reported by ABC7 NY. Amidst waves and stunned expressions from the students, Cardi B heads towards the front of the room, accompanied by New York City Schools Chancellor David Banks and K Bain, the founder and executive director of Community Capacity Development, an organization dedicated to empowering BIPOC communities. In an interview with CCD, shared shortly after her visit, Cardi B emphasizes the significance of education and the unexpected connections one can make through schooling.

After delivering a heartfelt speech, Cardi B, known for her strong bond with her hometown, pleasantly shocked Principal Desiree Resto by pledging $100,000. The surprise unfolded at I.S. 232 in the Bronx, where Cardi B received her education and holds dear to her heart. Principal Banks expressed immense gratitude for the rapper’s generous donation to her alma mater. The $100,000 contribution specifically aimed at fostering the arts will undoubtedly empower and uplift the students, enabling them to reach their full potential. The entire school community extended their heartfelt appreciation to Cardi B for her unwavering commitment.



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