CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper announced on Twitter today the Chicago Public Schools that would receive checks as part of his donation plan.
Each of these CPS school will get $10,000 from Chance’s non-profit Social Works Chicago.
THE FOLLOWING CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE RECIEVING A CHECK FROM @SocialWorks_Chi For $10,000…
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) March 9, 2017
The schools are:
- Charles Carroll Elementary
- Clemente High School
- Fenger High School
- Hirsch High School
- Juarez High School
- Mahalia Jackson Elementary
- Nathan S. Davis Elementary
- Orr High School
- Robeson High School
Earlier this week, Chance announced he is donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools to support arts and enrichment programming. He made that announcement Oliver S. Westcott Elementary, which is also receiving $10,000.
These $10,000 grants are in addition to this $1 million.
The million dollar gift comes just three days after three-time Grammy winner and product of CPS left a meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. Chance met with the governor to to discuss school funding and was not thrilled with what he heard.
“The governor gave me a lot of vague answers in our meeting and called me over the weekend. Our talks were unsuccessful,” Chance said.
The one million dollars is not meant to cure the $215 million CPS funding shortfall, but to call attention to the political feud in Springfield and how it affects communities.
To donate or learn more about Chance’s fundraising efforts, you can go to socialworkschi.org.