Meek Mill, Kevin Hart and Michael Rubin Donate $15M to Philadelphia Schools

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This fund for private and parochial schools comes as the Philadelphia Superintendent discussed achievement gaps the public schools are facing.  

Philadelphia natives Meek Mill, Kevin Hart and Michael Rubin, a co-owner for the Philadelphia 76ers, are donating $15 million to schools in the city. 

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According to CBS Philly, the money will go to 110 private and parochial schools. They said the donation would help thousands of students from underserved families attend the institutions starting next school year.  

This is not the first time Meek Mill and Rubin donated a large amount of money to Philadelphia students. In 2020, the two created a $2 million scholarship fund, CBS reported.  

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The donation from the trio is the largest that any have made during their years of giving back to the communities in their hometown, according to The Philly Voice.  

Hart and Meet Mill are natives of North Philly and they are no strangers to giving back. In 2020, Hart donated $250,000 to the school district to provide technological upgrades.  

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The group’s donation came one day after the Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William Hite openly discussed the funding challenges and achievement gaps the public schools are facing. “Philadelphia is the poorest big city in the country,” he said. “We have larger numbers of young people who don’t have access to early childhood services and who aren’t on grade level, those experiencing trauma, homelessness, are new to the country, have special needs, and those who need additional resources.”  

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