Sean Combs Launches Harlem Charter School; Educator Steve Perry to Oversee

Combs’ school has been in the works for over five years and will open in the fall.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs is going from hip-hop and vodka mogul to education. Combs is opening a charter school in his hometown of Harlem in the same buildling as El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York. Combs started the prep work for the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School in 2011, and it will finally open this fall, according to the Associated Press.

The school also has some big names on board. Steve Perry will oversee the school, Danita Jones will be the school’s principal, and Iyanla Vanzant and the Rev. Georgiette Morgan-Thomas are on the school’s board.

Capital Prep will be a free, public school for grades 6-12, and will aim to provide a “year-round, college prep education,” according to the school’s official site

The deadline to apply to the school is April 1.