Chance The Rapper Announces $1 Million CPS Donation From Jewel-Osco
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(AllHipHop News) Chancelor "Chance The Rapper" Bennett continues to help give back to his community. Back in March, the Grammy-winning emcee revealed he was donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools.
This week saw Bennett team with the Illinois-based Jewel-Osco supermarket chain to provide another seven-figure amount to the local school system. Chance and Jewel-Osco representatives surprised students at Michele Clark High School with a large $1 million check.
The money is being given to the New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund which benefits all CPS students. In total, Chance The Rapper's Social Works non-profit organization has already donated more than $2 million to 20 schools in Chicago.
"Your parents, your grandparents, your kids will pay money into your schooling out of their checks, and it's supposed to affect all of our kids the same way. It doesn't work that way," Chance told the students. "I want y'all to do the research. I'm talking to anybody that goes to Michele Clark. You guys don't receive the same benefits that a lot of other people do, and your parents pay the same money into the same government taxes."
He added, "So when you go home look up public school funding formulas, look up CPS, look up budget crisis, look up Forrest Claypool. These are people and things that have a big impact on your lives and how you're educated and things you're allowed to have access to."