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Ciara & Russell Wilson Invest $1.75M in Funding to Rebrand Seattle Charter School

NFL star quarterback Russell Wilson and Grammy-winning singer Ciara are investing their wealth back into their home base in Seattle to help underserved Black and brown students. The couple has shared that they’re the latest celebrity philanthropists to back a local charter school through their Why Not You Foundation — a nonprofit dedicated to education, children’s health, fighting poverty, and empowering today’s youth. According to the Associated Press , both are contributing approximately $1.75 million to rebrand an existing charter program known as Cascade Midway Academy and open Why Not You Academy , a first-of-its-kind high school set to open its doors in Fall 2021. Alongside founders @DangeRussWilson and @ciara , we are proud to announce the 1st @wnyacademy in WA State! Opening Fall 2021, this tuition-free charter public high school will increase access to high-quality education for systemically underserved students: — Why Not...

Oct 29, 2020