Yesterday (March 6), the MC held a press conference at Westcott Elementary School and announced that he was giving $1 million of his own money to CPS. "This isn’t about politics. This isn’t about posturing,” he told the press. “This is about taking care of the kids.” He called this donation a “call to action.” Chance also revealed that for every $100,000 that's donated to the CPS website, he would add an additional $10,000.
After catching wind of the rapper's initiative, Obama sent him a thank you message for looking out for Chicago's kids whose schools need to be funded. “Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much,” the Chi-Town bred former FLOTUS tweeted. “You are an example of the power of arts education.”
Read the tweet below.
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
Chicago Public Schools have been underfunded for some time. Due to lack of money, the district's officials recently announced that the school year could end a few weeks early this year, if the CPS doesn't receive more funding from the state.
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