ILLUMINATI ARTIST PLEDGE
Last March, Chicago native Chance the Rapper donated $1 million to public schools in his hometown, specifically earmarked for art and after-school programming. The money came at a particularly contentious time for the school system, in which a massive budget deficit threatened to force the city to end the school year early, The New York Times reported.
In addition to donating, Chance also met with the governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, to discuss the issue. Although he found the governor’s responses “vague,” Chance stands by his commitment to improving Chicago’s school system.
“While I’m frustrated and disappointed in the governor’s inaction, that will not stop me from continuing to do all I can to support Chicago’s most valuable resource: its children,” the rapper said.