Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools

During a press conference, Chance the Rapper announced that he will be donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools.

Chance the Rapper is not only a face in the hip-hop culture, he’s an advocate using his voice to speak about underlining issues he sees occurring. Chano is starting in his birthplace Chicago, and focusing on the schooling system. During his press conference at Westcott Elementary School, he discussed school funding and announced that he will be donating $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools for arts education.

After his meetings with Gov. Rauner, Chance reportedly only received “vague answers” that left him to take matters into his own hands. “Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positioning,” Chano said. “If the governor does not act, CPS will be forced to end school 13 days early, which means over 380,000 kids will not have adult supervised activities in June and could possibly be put in harm’s way.”

Making a difference for his hometown and for the schooling system, Chance the Rapper announced the donation. “I am proud to announce I’m donating one million dollars to CPS for arts and original programming,” said Chance. “This donation was made possible by my fans.” He streamed the press conference on Instagram Live.

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