Chance The Rapper is helping out Chicago by donating $1 Millions towards their public school system. Speaking at a press conference at Oliver S. Westcott Elementary in Chicago on Monday March 6th, the Grammy-winning MC announced the news.
“Today, I am proud to announce that I am donating $1 million to CPS, this donation was made possible by my fans, through ticket sales for my upcoming tour and an unprecedented coordination from Live Nation, AEG, and Ticketmaster, competing corporations who were able to band together — also with independent promoters and venues across the country — to use funds from ticket sales to donate to CPS…I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds.”
Chance also said that his foundation, social works, will also donate $10,000 to a specific public school for every $100,000 that’s raised, beginning with Oliver S. Westcott Elementary.
Chance The Rapper also met with the Governor Bruce Rauner to discuss the public school funding.
“While I’m frustrated and disappointed in the governor’s inaction, that will not stop me from continuing to do all I can in supporting Chicago’s most valuable resource: its children.” Before the press conference ended, he added: “Governor Rauner, do your job.”