Rah Digga is known for her skills on the mic and even her appearances on the silver screen, but the Newark, N.J. native deserves to be recognized for her philanthropic efforts as well.
The rapper is working to raise $20,000 for a performing arts-based community center in Newark called the NJ Dance Network. In a press release about the project, she explained her aim to provide the local youth interested in the creative arts with a safe space to make constructive use of their time:
My facility will be located in downtown Newark in the heart of our business district. We will be providing free formal performing/creative arts training of various sorts. They will have 5,000 sq. ft. of secure ‘practice space’ to come ‘work it out’ as opposed to lingering on street corners. Every source of public transportation that travels through Newark passes through downtown. Whether you are on your way to work, school, shopping, or just visiting the city, the facility will be visible and accessible to all. I will be working with several other organizations throughout the city and state to expand this network and cross promote our programs so there will be unlimited options and resources for anyone looking to better themselves.
A Kickstater campaign to fund the project has been live since Sep. 17 and has 30 days to reach its target. Please donate to help Rah Digga prevent violence and offer kids positive alternatives in Newark.