“Funding for public schools is the single most important investment a community can make,” said 24-year-old Chance the Rapper.
At the Harold Washington Cultural Center on Friday afternoon, 20 CPS principals joined the artist, whose real name is Chancellor Bennett, and his non-profit SocialWorks to make the announcement.
“These schools will receive $100,000 over the next three years with budgeting and staffing and guidance provided by CPS and Ingenuity,” said Chance.
The principals of the 20 schools only recently found out they’d been selected based on their schools’ needs and their budgetary restrictions. One of the reasons these particular schools were selected is because of the innovation of the individual principals. They’ve come up with ways to use this newly-found cash to go a step beyond the basics and provide exciting experiences for their students.
“As a parent and proud product of CPS, I’m committed to helping Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences that …