Chance the Rapper Donates a Million Dollars to Chicago Public Schools
Chance the Rapper is the man!
The man that puts his money where his mouth is.
The three time Grammy-award winning artist held a press conference today at Westcott Elementary School in Chicago to announce that he is donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools. He shouted.
“Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positions,”
The Chicago native later revealed that he and rap artist Common another native of the city are in discussion regarding further funding.
The announcement follows his meeting with Republican Illinois governor Bruce Rauner last week, where they discussed public education and other “important issues affecting” the city of Chicago and Illinois as a whole.
Immediately following the meeting, Chance expressed his frustration, saying, “It went a little different than it should have,” and that he was given vague answers when speaking with the governor. At the press conference, he reiterated that Gov. Rauner gave him “vague” answers, and shouted, “Gov. Rauner, do your job!”
Former first lady and Chicago native Michelle Obama tweeted out this:
The money, which Chance said will come from ticket sales from an upcoming tour, will go to CPS’ fundraising foundation.
We need more people in this world like Chance the Rapper. Chance, you are the man!