SocialWorks Celebrates 5-years of OpenMike with Chance The Rapper, NIKE, and more!
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CHICAGO (WLS) — Chance the Rapper’s charity SocialWorks is celebrating its fifth anniversary. So far it has raised $8 million, including $2 million donated by the rapper himself. The organization works to empower young people through the arts, education and civic engagement.
Wednesday night Chance announced a new project ahead of the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago.
Four of the SocialWorks students helped design a shoe for Jordan Brand Chicago collection. At 12 years old, one of those designers is the youngest in Nike history. Proceeds from shoe sales benefit SocialWorks.
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Chance and his brother Taylor Bennett are ambassadors for the NBA All Star Game, and Chance is the half time performer.
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He plans to showcase his hometown in what he called the “opportunity of a lifetime.”