Chance The Rapper donates $1M to Chicago Public Schools

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 7 (ANI): Chance The Rapper announced on Monday that he will donate 1 million dollar to the Chicago Public Schools Foundation "for arts and enrichment programming." According to Forbes, the donation comes after an unsuccessful meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner last Friday. According to Chance, the governor gave him "vague answers" when the two met to discuss the governor's decision to veto 215 million dollars, originally meant for Chicago public schools. During a press conference at Chicago's Westcott Elementary School, the 'Coloring Book' rapper said that because his conversations with the governor were unsuccessful, he organized his own fund. "Governor Rauner can use his executive power to give Chicago's children the resources they need to fulfill their God-given right to learn," Chance said. In addition to the million-dollar donation, the 23-year-old rapper stated that for every 1,00,000 dollars raised, his non-profit organization, Social Works, will donate 10,000 dollars to a Chicago public school, beginning with Westscott Elementary. (ANI)