Chance The Rapper is Donating $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools - DJBooth

Chance The Rapper is Donating $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

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Chance The Rapper is a man of the people kids.

In a press conference on Monday (March 6), held at Westcott Elementary School in his native Chicago, Chance announced that he will be making a donation of $1 million to Chicago Public Schools.

In coordination with Live Nation, AEG and Ticketmaster, as well as local promoters across the country, a portion of the ticket sales from Chance's upcoming tour will be given to various elementary and high schools across the city. 

On top of the money already designated for donation, Social Works, a nonprofit co-founded by Chance that aims "to empower the youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement," will donate an additional $10k for every $100k that is raised.

"Fight with me, mobilize with me for the best interest of the kids of Chicago," said Chance.

According to Chance, who took action after several unproductive meetings with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner following millions in funding being pulled from Chicago Public Schools, all donations will go toward after school and art enrichment programs.

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By Z, who thinks Chance The Rapper should run for mayor.

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