Chance the Rapper announced that he was donating a million dollars to Chicago public schools to support arts programming.
The “Coloring Book” rapper won’t be doing it by himself. He’ll get the money from ticket sales from his upcoming tour, funding from Live Nation and others, and from his Social Works organization. The non-profit will match every $100-thosand dollars raised for the CPS with an additional $10-grand that’ll be donated to different schools.
Chance decided to make his donation after a “vague and unsuccessful” meeting with Governor Bruce Rauner last week. The two discussed the school system and other issues Chicago is facing. He said, “Kids should not be held hostage because of political positioning."