Chance the Rapper Donates a Milli to Chicago’s Public Schools
Is Chance the Rapper planting the roots to run for office after Hip-Hop? Last week the Chicago Grammy Award-Winning recording artist Chance the Rapper met with the Governor of Illinois himself, Bruce Rauner to speak on the current state of Chicago’s Public Schools and at the top of this week, the “No Problems” hitmaker like music, plans to usher in change as he donates one-million dollars to his city’s Public Schools.
Chance held a press conference today at his old stomping grounds of Oliver S. Westcott Elementary in Chicago, while donating one-million dollars, Chance delivered the following message showing his appreciation to the fans for making this donation possible. Proudly stating:
“Today, I am proud to announce that I am donating $1 million to CPS. This donation was made possible by my fans, through ticket sales for my upcoming tour and an unprecedented coordination from Live Nation, AEG, and Ticketmaster, competing corporations who were able to band together — also with independent promoters and venues across the country — to use funds from ticket sales to donate to CPS… I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds.”
The aid doesn’t stop there. In addition to the million-dollar donation, Chance said that his foundation, Social Works, will donate $10,000 to a specific public school for every $100,000 that’s raised, beginning with Oliver S. Westcott Elementary.
According to Chance, during his meeting with the Governor, all he requested was for promised $215 million dollar funding to the CPS that was vetoed last December.
Following suit, former Chicago Bulls-turned-New York Knicks’ Derrick Rose also donated one million dollars to Chicago’s after school programs.
Chance is gearing up to hit the road in the following weeks on his Grammy Award-winning celebration tour stopping through a city near you, check your local listing or ticket suppliers for details.