The New York-bred rapper is now partnering with Koru, a program that eases the transition from school to employment for college students. The lyrical genius will use his real world experiences and business knowledge to help coach and mentor students from the Koru program as they enter the workforce.
“I’m intrigued by the Koru program because they focus on the true value of grit and what it really takes to be successful in business today,” Nas says in a statement on his website. “I’m excited to assist students with financial support and I plan to take that one step further by teaching grads what I’ve learned in my own experience.”
Nas has invested more than $100,000 into Koru, with his scholarship fund also helping to cover the company’s $2,700 tuition for 10 selected students.
“We’re thrilled to work with Nas and are amazed by his commitment to Koru’s mission of providing a bridge between recent graduates and world-class companies,” says Kristen Hamilton, co-founder and CEO of Koru. “The level of expertise and knowledge that Nas brings to our team is exceptional and a unique opportunity for the students in our program.”
With reports continuously surfacing about the tough job market for college graduates and ways they can cope with unemployment, Nas philanthropic partnership couldn’t have come at a better time.