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Chance The Rapper is one of many Chicagoans who are fighting for equitable funding in education for the cities students.
The 23-year-old rapper said on Monday that he will put up $1 million to support arts programming for Chicago Public Schools. He called his donation a "call to action" and has asked for similar contributions from the city's business community.
The announcement comes days after the Coloring Book rapper met with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to discuss what he believes is a lack of state funding directed towards the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) systems.Chance is donating 10k to 10 different schools in Chicago👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/QNT4PQLM6o— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) March 6, 2017
"The governor gave me a lot of vague answers in our meeting and since has called me over the weekend," Chance said on Monday.
"Do your job!" "Our talks were unsuccessful," Chance continued.
"Gov. Rauner still won't commit to giving Chicago's kids a chance without caveats or ultimatums."
The money, which Chance said will come from ticket sales from an upcoming tour, will go to CPS' fundraising foundation.
.@chancetherapper meets with Illinois governor about schoolshttps://t.co/4PsKRkRZil pic.twitter.com/osfFQ6Hk2G— WAFB (@WAFB) March 4, 2017
Former First Lady Michelle Obama also thanked the rapper for his generous donation:
[Source: Chicago Tribune]Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2017
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