Yesterday at Westcott Elementary School in Chicago’s South side, Chance the Rapper announced he is donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools.
Chance thanked his fans for their role and said that the donation money came out of ticket sales for his upcoming tour, made possible by LiveNation, Ticketmaster as well as independent promoters and venues across the country.
He said, “I’m committed to help Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences that include the arts. As an artist and after-school teacher, I know the arts are invaluable. They teach kids lessons about how small efforts can have big effects and how collaboration can lead to creativity. This check is a call to action. I’m challenging major companies in Chicago and across the U.S. to donate and take action.”
Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, tweeted her thanks to Chance last night. She is also a Chicago native.