Chance The Rapper is giving back to Chicago schools yet again.
Back in June, Chance The Rapperrevealed a plan to raise money for Chicago school systems by starting a initiative challenge for “Chicago Beyond,” in efforts to get kids off the streets & kickstarting ideas. While their goal was two reach million dollars, it turns out they actually exceeded expectations a little bit.
On Friday, Chance held a press conference and announced that he in fact had raised $2.2 million to help fund arts education in twenty (20) Chicago schools, thank to the organization's new Chance fund.
Getting his Steve Jobs on, Chance threw on a black dickie and pair of blue jeans, and stood in front of a power point presentation, while talking about other social works initiatives for kids in the city, including the Open Mike program, Parade to the Polls, Warmest Winter, and more. He later discussed the New Chance fund, which will help fund twenty schools with $100,000 over the next three years.
"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.”
This generous donation from Chance and his organization is just one of the many good deeds the Chicago rapper has done recently. Six months ago, he donated a millions dollars to the Chicago Public School system, and just a couple weeks ago he donated 30,000 backpacks to students. And if that wasn't enough, he’s also about to cook up some chicken wings for charity on September 5th as well.
Below, is the list of all twenty school in which Chance & his organization will be donating his money too. Check out the press conference (below).
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