(AllHipHop News) Chance The Rapper received widespread praise for his decision to donate $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools.
One of the biggest supporters of his contribution is fellow Chicago native Michelle Obama.
The former First Lady wrote on Twitter, “Thanks [Chance The Rapper] for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.”
The tweet has since been retweeted over 47,000 times and collected over 180,000 likes.
Chance made the announcement about his donation on Monday afternoon at Westcott Elementary.
He also pledged to give an additional $10,000 to individual Chicago schools for every $100,000 raised on the CPS Social Works website.
Chance has a long history with the Obama family.
The Coloring Book creator’s father once worked for Barack Obama when the former President was a state senator in Illinois.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 6, 2017
Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2017