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Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

Chance The Rapper may be having the best year, after his success at this year's Grammys and announcing his spring tour, he really should be exhausted.

In addition to his rap career, Chance is passionate about  helping to improve the current state of his home town, Chicago.

 

Chance announced he would be going live on Instagram for a press conference at an elementary school, however he did not detail the specifics of the announcement. Ultimately, Chance presented Chicago Public School system with a check for $1 million.

 

This past weekend he met with the governor of Chicago to discuss the state of the public school system. Chance was a little flustered after his meeting and slightly frustrated with the outcome.

#chancetherapper is not happy about how his meeting with the governor went

9,850 Likes, 198 Comments - Baller Alert (@balleralert) on Instagram: "#chancetherapper is not happy about how his meeting with the governor went"

 

 

Chance really does mean well, he wants the kids in his hometown to have the resources and opportunities to be able to compete with the rest of the world. He wasn’t alone in his efforts to spark a change, as Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson accompanied him to meet the governor.

 

@chancetherapper and I met today in Chicago to talk about public education and the commitments we make to our kids. He's a champion for the people.

9,986 Likes, 121 Comments - deray (@iamderay) on Instagram: "@chancetherapper and I met today in Chicago to talk about public education and the commitments we..."

 

Celebrities have rallied around Chance, acknowledging him for putting actions in play to help his city succeed. TI and Michelle Obama took the time to post about Chance’s good deed.

 

Salute Lil bro!!!! @chancetherapper We could ALL learn a thing or two from YOU!!! #USorELSE

122.8k Likes, 752 Comments - TIP (@troubleman31) on Instagram: "Salute Lil bro!!!! @chancetherapper We could ALL learn a thing or two from YOU!!! #USorELSE"

Michelle Obama on Twitter

Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.

 

 

This won’t be the last charitable act from Chance, but much respect to him for using his platform to make a difference. #ChanceForPresident

 

Pierrea Javon…I’m not perfect and I don’t feel like faking it.