Bill Cosby supports Urban Prep

Bill Cosby (left) and Tim King, CEO of Urban Prep
Bill Cosby (left) and Tim King, CEO of Urban Prep

America’s favorite comedian, Bill Cosby, hosted a benefit comedy show at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place on June 30 in support of the academic achievements of Urban Prep students from Urban Prep Academics.

Urban Prep Academy is a non-profit organization that operates a network of all-boys charter schools and is tuition free. Tim King, founder and CEO of Urban Prep, said that the school was founded in 2006 and that there are three schools in the city of Chicago. He also said that the students that attend are African-American males from low-income families. The graduation rate is 100 percent. Students are admitted via lottery.

For more information, go to urbanprep.org.

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