Nas Scholarship Helps Grads Prepare to Enter Workforce

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  • Nas is putting his money where the future is, investing in a company that assists college graduates as they look to enter the workforce.

    The hip-hop legend is teaming up with Koru, a Seattle-based company whose mission is making sure the up-and-coming workforce is prepared for the jobs that are out there, reports Forbes magazine.

    The13-time Grammy nominee, respected actor and businessman has invested over $100,000 in the company, establishing a scholarship to help grow the number of students participating in the program.

    Steve Simbert, a Georgetown University class of 2015 graduate and Marixa Rodriguez, an Occidental University class of 2014 graduate have been chosen as the first two recipients of the Nas Scholarship Fund.

    In addition to his investment, Nas will also serve as a coach to these students, giving advice and sharing his wisdom from years in business.

    “I’m inspired to support Koru participants because I know how hard it can be to carve out your path and purpose in life” said the musician. “I can’t wait to work directly with them and share what I’ve learned through my own life experiences.”

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