(AllHipHop News) The money keeps rolling in for Chance the Rapper’s nonprofit, SocialWorks.
The rapper surprised a group of 5th graders at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in Chicago with a $1,500,000 donation courtesy of Google.org.
Chance popped up during Computer Science Education Week to announce the huge donation.
“Our grant with Google.org helps SocialWorks provide programming that sheds light on another pathway to success for young Chicagoans,” said Justin Cunningham, Executive Director of SocialWorks.
“While every student doesn’t need to become a computer scientist, understanding the basics empowers them to understand the world they live in,” Cunningham added. “The opportunity to help kids code to share their music, artwork, and distinct point of view is at the core of our mission and an experience we look forward to providing in classrooms across the city.”
According to Google, the grant will help teachers implement computer science and arts curriculum in their classrooms, and it builds on $40 million in Google.org grants that provide opportunities for students underrepresented in computer science to explore the field.
$500,000 of the donation will go to Chicago Public Schools’ CS4All Initiative and the other $1 million to SocialWorks.
“We’re honored to support SocialWorks’ mission to help underrepresented students in Chicago reach their full potential, as well as Chicago Public Schools’ efforts to turn computer science into a pathway for creative expression,” said Justin Steele, Google.org’s Principal. “There’s so much talent and creativity in the communities that these schools serve-and Chance The Rapper embodies what can happen when that creativity is unleashed. With exposure to computer science, students can use technology to turn their creative passions-whether that’s art, writing, music or something else-into something bigger.”