Saturday, March 11, 2017

Chance the Rapper donated $1 million to Chicago’s Public Schools this week

By Tamara Best
Chance the Rapper at Westcott Elementary School. Image courtesy of Christian Science Monitor.
CHICAGO---Chance the Rapper has donated $1 million to Chicago’s public school system, stoking a long-running debate about the city’s education system and how it is funded. On Monday, the performer, a Chicago native, announced that the sum would support the arts and after-school programming. In a news conference at Westcott Elementary School blocks away from where he grew up, he called the donation a “call to action.” “I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds,” he said, adding, “I’m committed to helping Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences that include the arts.”[link]

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