Chance the Rapper Donates $2.2M to Chicago Schools
In the six months since he announced a hefty $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools and used the occasion to promote his youth empowerment charity Social Works, Chance the Rapper has been a busy man.
In the six months since he announced a hefty $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools and used the occasion to promote his youth empowerment charity Social Works, Chance the Rapper has been a busy man. On Friday, following through on a plan made earlier in the summer, Chance held a press conference and announced that he had raised $2.2 million to help fund arts education in 20 Chicago schools, courtesy of the organization’s New Chance fund.
The press conference, which was streamed on Periscope, and which you can watch in its entirety above, saw Chance get a little theatrical. He went full Steve Jobs for his presentation, wearing Jobs’ patented black turtleneck and jeans—and even using a clicker.
During the presentation, Chance discussed other Social Works initiatives like the OpenMike program, Parade to the Polls, and more before discussing the New Chance fund. “Every contribution…brings this city and this nation closer to providing a well-rounded quality education for each and every child,” he said. “Funding quality education for public [school] students is the most important investment a community can make.”
Here are the 20 schools that will receive grants from the New Chance fund. Each school will get $100,000 over the next three years.
Ambrose Plamondon Elementary
Mireles Elementary Academy
C.E. Hughes Elementary
Edmond Burke Elementary
Edward White Career Academy
Corliss High School
Greenleaf Whittier Elementary
Mahalia Jackson Elementary
Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School
Ninos Heroes Elementary
Orr Academy High School
Robert A. Black Magnet Elementary
Spry Community Links High School
W.K. New Sullivan Elementary