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.”
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.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 31, 2017
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.