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December02

Google.org doantes $1.5 million to Chance the Rappers foundation

Grammy-award winning musician and one-time Chicago Public Schools student Chance the Rapper surprised dozens of fifth-graders at a South Shore school Wednesday, where he crashed a coding class and, separately, stood with executives from Google’s charitable arm to announce a $1.5 million donation to CPS and Chance’s arts education nonprofit.

It’s the second time in the last three weeks that the rapper born Chancelor Bennett has used a school visit to announce a large donation. On Wednesday, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Paideia Community Academy in the South Shore neighborhood was the backdrop for the philanthropic announcement. Late last month, following appearances on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Chance made a surprise appearance at Clark High School, where Jewel-Osco made a $1 million donation to his arts education fund with Chicago Public Schools, the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund.

 

 

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