Oprah Winfrey has donated 1.5 million dollars to help out the struggling Newark educational system. The money is going to scholarships to St. Benedict’s Preparatory School and to the North Ward Center and the Integrity House.
Oprah had previously donated 40 million dollars to build an all girls school in South Africa.
Newark Mayor, Corey Booker praised Oprah in a statement.
“Oprah Winfrey is a powerful agent of change in our nation and she is a phenomenal friend to Newark. Her gifts will directly empower hundreds and hundreds of Newark families and help source our city’s success. We rejoice in Oprah’s generosity and celebrate her life commitment to serving others.”