Chance The Rapper Getting Death Threats In Chicago, ​Announced that a $2.2 million donation from Soc


Chance The Rapper announced that a $2.2 million donation from SocialWorks will be going to Chicago Public Schools during a presentation at Harold Washington Cultural Center in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

20 schools will get a total of $100,000 over the next three years. Funds will be held by a non-profit that raises money for CPS, the Children First Fund, and principals will submit requests for purchases through that organization.

During his speech he talked about Chicago violence and his thoughts on sending his daughter to preschool. Chance said that his life has been threatened multiply times within the last few months and how Chicago is a "climate of fear."

“Twice, just in the months I’ve been back from tour, I’ve had someone tell me they were going to shoot me,”

“But, honestly, immediately in both situations, I could tell at the first point of contact, that these two young people had a chip on their shoulder. They felt under-appreciated, undervalued or cheated. . . .

“These are the two most pressing things on my mind — the thought of finally sending my daughter to school, and the unease of the city she’s entering into,” Chance said

Check out the full 30 minute speech by Chance the Rapper as he announces SocialWork $2.2 million donation to 20 Chicago Public Schools.

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