CHANCE THE RAPPER has announced that his SocialWorks organisation has raised $2.2 million for the Chicago Public Schools’ arts programs.
The donations will be spread to 20 schools in the Chicago public school system, with each school receiving $100,000 over the course of three years.
“Quality education for public schools is the most important investment a community can make,” the rapper said at Chicago’s Harold Washington Cultural Center on Friday (Sept 1), 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.”
Following an initial $1 million donation in March, SocialWorks will provide another $1.2 million in addition to Chance the Rapper’s other charitable efforts, including providing 30,000 Chicago schoolchildren with backpacks filled with school supplies.