Chance the Rapper: Chicago Bulls Will Donate $1M to CPS

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By nbcchicago.com

Chance the Rapper announced Friday the Chicago Bulls would be donating $1 million to cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools.

Following his commitment to donate $1 million to Chicago Public Schools, Chance previously announced a “major announcement about his efforts to support Chicago Public Schools.”

(Photo credit NBC Chicago)

Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, said as a parent and proud CPS graduate, he is dedicated to having students receive a quality education and also announced a new arts and literature fund. He aims to bring arts to schools have seen a decrease in five year graduation rates starting this fall.

The announcement took place at 2:30 p.m. at Robeson High School in Chicago.

Earlier this month, Bennett revealed he would donate $1 million to CPS as the underfunded district continues to languish amid the state’s ongoing budget impasse.

He also said his not-for-profit, Social Works, would be accepting further donations on its website. For every $100,000 raised on the site, Bennett promised to chip in an additional $10,000.
The Chicago emcee said he would start by donating $100,000 to 10 CPS schools, including Westcott Elementary.

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