Chance the Rapper raises USD 2.2 million for Chicago schools
Los Angeles, Sep 3 PTI : Chance, the rapper announced that his organization SocialWorks raised USD 2.2 million for art programs in Chicago’s public schools.
The money will be used to support arts programs in Chicago public schools. Twenty schools will receive donations.
Each will receive USD 100,000 over three years, reported Rolling Stone.
“Quality education for public schools is the most important investment a community can make,” he said at the Harold Washington Cultural Center.
“Today, all of us at SocialWorks are delighted to take our biggest and most daring step yet and announce our first grants from the New Chance Fund.” Today we offer a new opportunity to children in 20 other our city. “
The hip-hop star paid tribute to Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs wearing a black turtleneck slipped into a pair of discolored jeans during the event.
He also announced the first Twilight awards to celebrate “teachers, parents, principals and students who pass on leadership.”
It will be held in Chicago in June 2018 and will feature special shows. James Corden will serve as host.