Watch Chance the Rapper Announce $2.2 Million Fund for Chicago Schools
Chance the Rapper announced Friday that his SocialWorks organization has raised $2.2 million for the Chicago Public Schools’ arts programs.
“Quality education for public schools is the most important investment a community can make,” the rapper said at Chicago’s Harold Washington Cultural Center, four days before the school year begins in the city.
“So today, all of us at SocialWorks are excited to take our biggest, boldest step yet and announce our first-ever grants from the New Chance Fund. Today we’re giving a new chance to kids in 20 more schools across our city.”
The donations will be spread be 20 schools in the Chicago public school system, with each school receiving $100,000 over the course of three years.
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