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Chance The Rapper Supports Chicago Public Schools With $2.2 Million, Announces New Education Awards

 

Chance the Rapper has pledged $2.2 million to support art programs at all the 20 public schools in Chicago through his Social Work organization.

He also announced the debut edition of his Twilight Awards taking place in June 2018, expected to be hosted by James Corden and featuring special guest performances. Twilight Awards according to the rapper is to celebrate “teachers, parents, principals, and students that convey leadership.”

All public schools in Chicago will get $100,000 each over the course of three years. At Harold Washington Cultural Center, Chance the Rapper said; “Quality education for public schools is the most important investment a community can make.

He continued, “So today, all of us at SocialWorks are excited to take our biggest, boldest step yet and announce our first-ever grants from the New Chance Fund. Today we’re giving a new chance to kids in 20 more schools across our city.”

In his motivational speech, he noted that, “Twice, just in the last month that I’ve been back, I’ve had someone tell me that they were going to shoot me. This is obviously just talk; both were small altercations and I could tell immediately upon point of contact that these young people had a chip on their shoulder. That they felt undervalued or cheated. And that’s the way Chicago is.”

He said he had “two most pressing things on [his] mind.” “The thought of finally sending my daughter to school, and the unease of the city she’s entering into,” he added.

“As a parent and proud product of CPS, I’m committed to helping Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences that include the arts. Over the past month, I’ve crisscrossed the city, from Chatham to Chinatown, Humboldt Park to Hyde Park, visiting students and one thing is clear: If we invest in Chicago’s children, we’ll change the world.”

 

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