Cardi B as part of giving back to her community surprised her former school Bronx Middle School aka I.S 232 and gave some words of encouragement to students not to hold but trust education for a better future, promising a possible music and dance section, and finally left teachers weepy with a $100K donation.
The excitement from both teachers and students was incredible with nonstop applause. This kind gesture from the WAP rapper must be a ceiling to her posh 30th birthday celebration and it is commendable. Cardi never shies away from her struggles while growing up and New York as a community played a key role in the singer’s life.
Cardi also hinted at possible gestures like this. This is how she expresses her joy in helping her alma Mater. Via Today:
“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,” the artist wrote. “Kids in the Bronx have to grow up quickly do to our circumstances and our environment. While some young teens like around 11-13 still live in that Disney world, these kids have to grow up fast and QUICK.” “I love being able to help young kids however I can.”
She added that like a lot of those kids, she went through so much while attending middle school.
“Experiences that changed me forever and made me who I am today,” she wrote, adding that she hopes her donation “can help create an amazing after school program that will help kids stay out the streets or a troubled home and most importantly allow them to learn something that they can take with them through LIFE.”
IS 232 couldn’t hide their joy and express how the donations will be helpful to the school and kids.
“We are thrilled to welcome Cardi B back home to IS 232 in the Bronx, and we are so grateful for her generous contribution to her alma mater,” said Schools Chancellor David Banks in a statement. “Cardi B’s commitment of $100K for the arts will help the school’s kids soar to their highest heights. Thank you, Cardi!”
Cardi B really believes in public education … because she went back to her old middle school in New York for a surprise visit, and even whipped out her checkbook.
The Bronx-born MC hit up I.S. 232 Tuesday morning in NYC’s Morris Heights neighborhood. Cardi did 3 years there — 6th grade through 8th — and we’re told her visit came as a complete surprise to the students and principal.
The unannounced drop-in included Cardi having an open conversation with students about their favorite part of school, favorite teacher and some sage life advice.
Cardi also answered a couple of the students’ questions … and at the end of her visit, she presented I.S. 232 with a $100,000 donation which she wants to see go towards after-school programs, including tutoring and music/dance.
The students let out a huge cheer when Cardi announced the donation, while teachers and administrators almost started crying.
Cardi’s visit is a part of her tour she is doing with the Queens-based non-profit, Community Capacity Development.
Cardi B is not all about drama and beef. She is keen on helping her community as well. We are impressed!