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We are in the prime of the season of giving and it seems like Chance The Rapper isn’t done giving his support, passion, and his all to help out CPS schools on the West and Southside of Chicago. Today, December 6th Chance The Rapper and Google linked up at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Paideia Academy to announce they have grants totaling up to $1.5 million to help improve computer science and arts programs in CPS.

$1 million of the donation will actually go to SocialWorks, Chance’s non-profit organization, and $500,000 will go to the Children First Fund, which will support computer science programming at Chicago Public Schools. Some students were able to partcipate in a Google coding workshop as apart of Google’s commitment to showing students about coding and how it plays a role in today’s society.

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According to Google.org’s Principal Justin Steele, 65% of grade school kids are going to be working in careers and have jobs that don’t exist today. Steele included that “critical thinking and creative problem solving are going to be critical for the future” and helping students now will set students up for success in the future! This donation serves as CPS’s goal bringing computer science classes to all schools from kindergarten to 12th grade within the next 10 years.

Shout out to Chance The Rapper for continuing to be a positive role model for Chicagoans and young Black males across the world!

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