Chance the Rapper definitely ‘puts on’ for his city. In the past year alone, the rapper has showered his hometown with free concerts, benefit events, and more in order to rebuild and uplift the young community. And most recently, Chano reportedly raised $2.2 million in order to fund 20 Chicago schools.
Fans witnessed Chano in ‘teacher mode’ this past week, when the rapper posted a live stream of him talking during a press conference, dressed in a Steve Jobs-inspired outfit. During the conversation, the “No Problems” artist discussed philanthropic initiatives, including the OpenMike program and Parade to the Polls. He also spoke about his own foundation,the New Chance fund, which was hosting the event.
“Every contribution…brings this city and this nation closer to providing a well-rounded quality education for each and every child,” he stated. “Funding quality education for public [school] students is the most important investment a community can make.”
This isn’t the first time Chance has made a generous donation toward Chicago Public Schools. In Mar. 2017, Chano announced that he would be making a hefty donation of $1 million to the school system. He also opted to speak with the governor about other ways to help the community and young students.
The 20 schools that have been elected to receive donations from the New Chance fund will reportedly get $100,000 each throughout the next three years. See the complete list of schools below.
Ambrose Plamondon Elementary
Mireles Elementary Academy
C.E. Hughes Elementary
Edmond Burke Elementary
Edward White Career Academy
Corliss High School
Greenleaf Whittier Elementary
Mahalia Jackson Elementary
Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School
Ninos Heroes Elementary
Orr Academy High School
Robert A. Black Magnet Elementary
Spry Community Links High School
W.K. New Sullivan Elementary