St. Augustine High School has received the largest donation in school history by none other than Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The historic Catholic high school for Black teenagers in New Orleans has taught students in the New Orleans area since 1951, covering grades 8-12. Yesterday, as part of a coronavirus-relief fund run by Dorsey himself, the school announced that they received a $1.5 million donation.
This donation is life-changing not only for the school itself, but its students after more than 50 families expressed concern about being able to pay tuition due to the pandemic. Kenneth St. Charles, President & CEO of St. Augustine, said the donation will be used for operational funds, school programs, and financial relief. He also called it “transformational” and “game-changing,” according to NOLA.com.
— jack (@jack) June 17, 2020