CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper made some major announcements Friday, expanding on his ongoing mission to help keep Chicago's budget-strapped public schools system — and its arts programs — afloat.
Addressing students and the media at Paul Robeson High School, Chance announced the creation of the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund, which will partner with local organization Ingenuity Inc. to identify and donate to CPS schools "in desperate need of an arts program," the Grammy-winning rapper said.
In addition to the launch of that program, Chance also announced plans to donate $10,000 each to 12 additional CPS schools, in support of his promise earlier this month to match $10,000 for every $100,000 donated to CPS outside of his organization.
The additional $120,000 follows a $1 million donation from the Chicago Bulls, also announced Friday.
The 12 schools that will each receive $10,000 are:
• Crane Achievement Academy High School
• Percy L. Julian High School
• Philip D. Armour Elementary School
• Paul Revere Elementary School
• Harlan Community Academy
• Gage Park Academy
• Solorio Academy High School
• Mariano Azuela Elementary
• Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School
• Hyde Park Academy High School
• Steinmetz College Prep High School
• Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Paideia Academy
Earlier this month, Chance awarded $10,000 donations to 10 CPS schools via his nonprofit organization Social Works Chicago. The following schools were included in that announcement:
Nathan S. Davis Elementary School in Brighton Park
• Mahalia Jackson Elementary School in Auburn Gresham
• Charles Carroll Elementary School in Ashburn
• Clemente High School in Humboldt Park
• Robeson High School in Englewood
• Orr High School in Humboldt Park
• Hirsch High School in Grand Crossing
• Juarez High School in Pilsen
• Westcott Elementary School in Chatham
• Fenger High School in Roseland