CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper is doing more good for hometown Chicago.
On Friday, he announced he’s starting a new fund for arts programs for Chicago Public Schools. He even got the Chicago Bulls on board. The team matched Chance’s own $1 million donation to CPS for arts education.
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Chance says he’s raised $2.2 million in total for local schools.
Later in the day, Chance joined Bud Billiken in announcing the winner to their T-shirt design contest. Chance’s Social Works and Billiken came together to host a T-shirt design contest with the theme of “Honoring Our Hometown Heroes” and encouraged students to participate. All proceeds from Bud Billiken will go to Social Works and much of the money will go directly to CPS students, Chance said.
Chance and Social Works will continue to raise funds for arts programming for CPS under what he calls “The New Chance Arts and Literature Fund,” which will begin for the 2017-2018 school year.
Chance says he will target schools with struggling graduation rates that had cuts made to their arts programs. He will match every $100,000 with $10,000 of his own money.
Last month Chance met with Gov. Rauner to discuss CPS funding. Today he said he has not been in contact with Rauner since then.