Chance the Rapper Announces $1 Million Donation to Chicago Mental Health Services

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Chance the Rapper has been a task mannequin in his hometown for years, and there's no size he gained't go to make Chicago a greater place for the subsequent technology. During Thursday's (Oct. four) summit at his SocialWorks nonprofit, Chano shared plans to pledge $1 million to varied applications tending to psychological well being companies all through Chicago, in line with Pitchfork

"With the assistance of SocialWorks, we wish to change the best way that psychological well being assets are being accessed by you," he advised these in attendance on the second annual occasion. The nonprofit group additionally introduced the launch of My State of Mind, which can deal with catering to the enrichment of psychological well being companies, particularly within the Cook County, Ill., space. As a part of Chance's pledge, six psychological well being initiatives shall be receiving a $100,000 grant to help in aiding their contributions to society.

At simply 25 years previous, the Coloring Book artist has a agency grasp on what he desires to perform along with his philanthropic efforts going ahead, increasing on his work with the Chicago public college system final yr, the place he promised to pour greater than $2 million into training, with the assistance of main firms corresponding to Google. 

SocialWorks has additionally placed on 33 OpenMike occasions thus far in Chicago, offering a protected haven of types for college kids to thrive of their inventive aspirations. The Chicago-bred rapper isn't afraid to carry a few of his well-known mates to a random OpenMike evening too, with Childish Gambino and Good Ass Job collaborator Kanye West popping up on separate events.