Nas Partners With Education Innovator Koru To Assist College Grads
Artist Pledges Coaching and Nas Scholarship Fund to Focus on Real World Training.
Koru, a company focused on transforming the college-to-career landscape, today announced a partnership with Nas, the legendary rapper, songwriter and actor, to bring Nas’ expertise in real world training and business to college graduates in the Koru program. The Nas Scholarship Fund will sponsor students who are carefully selected by the celebrated musician to receive financial aid. As part of the partnership, Nas and his investment company, Queensbridge Venture Partners, also made a significant investment in Koru.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 50 percent of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. At the same time, nearly half of U.S. employers report difficulty finding qualified recent graduates. Koru is a company that is transforming the often-difficult college-to-career transition with an immersive, experiential learning program. Nas has committed to a role as an engaged and involved partner with Koru to help teach, guide and mentor select college graduates 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,“ said Nas. “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.”
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