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Chance The Rapper Secures $1 Million Donation to Chicago Public Schools From Supermarket Chain Jewel-Osco

CBS Chicago via YouTube
CBS Chicago via YouTube

The legend of Chance The Rapper, champion for education continues. On Monday (Nov. 20), the Chicago MC made an appearance at Clark High School to announce that supermarket chain, Jewel-Osco was donating $1 million to the Chicago Public School System.

According to The Chicago Tribune, the donation will go to the rapper’s New Chance Arts & Literature Fund, which was created in collaboration with SocialWorks, the Chicago Public School system and Ingenuity. Ingenuity is an organization committed to promoting arts education.

After being announced by Jewel-Osco president Doug Cygan, Chano addressed an excited student body. “You guys don’t receive the same benefits that a lot of other people do, and your parents pay the same money into the same government taxes,” said Chance, echoing sentiments he’s expressed for at least the last several months now. “These are people and things that have a big impact on your lives and how you’re educated,” he added.

As we alluded to above, Chano’s put in some serious work to improve the struggling Chicago Public School system for a while now. Last winter, the rapper, who was recently nominated for a few trophies at the 2018 NAACP Image Awards, called on the governor of Illinois to become more engaged with public schools in the city. A short while later, he announced that he’d be donating to the CPS himself, then he lived up to his word and donated $1 million.

Check out the news story about Chance’s latest big move to help the CPS below.

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