Chance the Rapper continues to put on for Chicago youth.
Chance The Rapper has been continuously doing what he can to improve the lives of kids in Chicago. Earlier today, we reported he gave unreleased Jordan Retro 11s to kids that were in attendance. He revealed his SocialWorks non-profit organization has received $1M donation from Google.
Earlier today, Chance took to Twitter to unveil that Google funded coding classes for 20 public schools in the south and west sides of Chicago with a $1M donation to his SocialWorks initiative with an addition $500K being donated towards Chicago Public Schools’ CS4ALL initiative. The rapper said, “Today @Google funded coding classes for 20 schools on the south and west sides. God bless everyone involved. Thank you.”
Google elaborated further on their blog. They said they’re donation is meant to “help teachers implement computer science and arts curriculum in their classrooms, and it builds on $40 million in Google.org grants that provide opportunities for students underrepresented in computer science to explore the field.”
Executive director of SocialWorks, Justin Cunningham, said in a statement, “Our grant with Google.org helps SocialWorks provide programming that sheds light on another pathway to success for young Chicagoans. While every student doesn’t need to become a computer scientist, understanding the basics empowers them to understand the world they live in. The opportunity to help kids code to share their music, artwork, and distinct point of view is at the core of our mission and an experience we look forward to providing in classrooms across the city.”
This is the second million dollar donation Chance has announced for his SocialWorks. In November, he revealed that Jewel-Osco donated $1M for his New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund.