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Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools: 'This Check Is a Call to Action'

by Alex Ungerman 1:43 PM PST, March 06, 2017
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Chance the Rapper is giving an incredible gift to the public school system he grew up in.

The Coloring Book rapper held a press conference at Wescott Elementary School on Chicago's South Side on Monday, where he revealed his $1 million donation to the city's Public School Foundation.

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According to Chicago's WBEZ, the money will be used to support arts education in schools.

"This check is a call to action," the musician said during the speech, imploring businesses city-wide to support the school system.

Watch the entire press conference below.

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It makes sense that Chicago schools would be an issue so close to Chance's heart, given that the rapper is essentially a success story of his hometown schools.

During this year's GRAMMY Awards, Chance's Coloring Book mixtape became the first-ever streaming-only album to win an award.

Watch the video below for more from his big awards show night.

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