Chance The Rapper 1 Million Donation
Chancelor Bennett, better know as Chance The Rapper decided on Monday to address the recent cuts in school funding for Chicago schools. The Chicago-bred rapper announced that he would be donating 1 million dollars to the Chicago Public School system. Chance the Rapper’s donation will be shared among ten public elementary schools and high schools.
Chance asked others to join fund-raising efforts through SocialWorks, an organization he helped create. The organization main goal is youth empowerment. For every $100,000 raised, the organization will award an additional $10,000 to a specific school.
“I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds,” he said, adding, “I’m committed to helping Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences that include the arts.”
Chance the rapper made the announcement days after meeting with Governor Rauner which he claims the Governor’s answers where vague. Nonetheless this will not discourage Chance The Rapper from continuing his efforts to help the city of Chicago.
“Governor Rauner can use his executive power to give Chicago’s children the resources they need to fulfill their God-given right to learn,” he said at a news conference. “While I’m frustrated and disappointed in the governor’s inaction, that will not stop me from continuing to do all I can to support Chicago’s most valuable resource: its children.”
The former first lady Michelle Obama praised Chance The Rapper via twitter. “Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.”
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