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Chance the Rapper will provide details on how his non-profit organization, SocialWorks, will continue to support Chicago Public School programs at the 2nd Annual SocialWorks Summit. Chance will also announce the unveiling of SocialWorks’ new initiative and a granting system geared towards mental health, an overview of this past year’s programming and events, as well as a foreshadowing of what’s to come at SocialWorks.

The media is invited to attend the presentation at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4th, at Claudia Cassidy Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602. The event will also be live-streamed on Twitter via Chance the Rapper’s and SocialWorks twitter pages.

Chance will be joined by representatives of SocialWorks, the non-profit organization he started 2 years ago, Chicago Public Schools principals, Children First Fund (CFF), CS4All, as well as representatives from corporations that have pledged to support Chance’s efforts to increase student access to arts education through the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund.

The New Chance Arts & Literature Fund was created by SocialWorks, in partnership with CFF and Ingenuity, an arts education advocacy organization whose mission is to bring arts education to schools through data, strategy, and advocacy. Targeting schools that have experienced budget cuts and other challenges, its goal is to identify unique ways to strengthen curriculum, provide materials to support students, create enrichment opportunities and to hold CPS accountable for maintaining high standards.

The effort was announced in March of 2017, as Chance pledged $1 million to the cause, while also agreeing to donate $10,000 for every $100,000 donated by other organizations to support the education of Chicago’s youth. Thus far, 20 CPS schools have received the New Chance Fund grant and are now considered a New Chance Fund School.

Event Details

Date & Time
Thursday, October 4th
1:00 AM


Chicago Cultural Center

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