Chris Brown Launches 'Symphonic Love,' Charity For Children

11/05/2012 05:29 pm ET | Updated Nov 05, 2012

There may be a whole new generation of Chris Browns cropping up.

The controversial star recently launched the Symphonic Love Foundation, a nonprofit that offers art programs to kids and encourages acts of service, according to the foundation’s website.

The charity makes no mention of its founder’s troubled past, but speaks of the "Turn up the Music" singer's dedication to community service -- a value his mother apparently instilled in him when she worked as a director of a children's nonprofit in Virginia for more than 20 years, according to the foundation’s website.

Besides giving grants that will support children’s art programs, Symphonic Love will also support a number of health and education programs and nonprofits that focus on fighting domestic abuse, including Break the Cycle, Jenesse Center and The Positive Results Corporation.

For Brown, his mission lies in the foundation’s name. “The name comes from a tattoo that I’ve got [runs hand across his chest] –- something that’s over my heart right now,” he told vibe.com. “So my heart is where it’s at. The tattoo 'symphonic love' encompasses the positivity of what I’m trying to do – uplifting humanity.”

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