Chance the Rapper is doing all of the right things. The celebrity father recently partnered with Lyft to provide funding for Chicago schools.

Under Chance’s non-profit organization, SocialWorks, those Chicago residents who use Lyft can help the city’s public schools by rounding their fare up to the nearest dollar. The extra amount goes to The Windy City’s art programs, which suffer the most from municipal budget cuts to education.


“Through the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund, I’m committed to giving the kids in Chicago as much as I can,” Chance the Rapper said in a statement. “And now with Lyft’s Round Up & Donate, we can give them much more because the more we ride, the more we raise to bring more arts programs to Chicago Public Schools.”

Chance has been destroying stereotypes concerning Hip Hop artists all year long with his generosity. The recording artist donated $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools Foundation earlier this year. His organization has also raised $2.2 million for 20 Chicago public schools.

“Funding for public schools is the single most important investment a community can make,” Chance said last month.

“As a parent and proud product of CPS, I’m committed to helping Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences that include the arts,” he added. “Over the past month, I’ve crisscrossed the city, from Chatham to Chinatown, Humboldt Park to Hyde Park, visiting students and one thing is clear: if we invest in Chicago’s children, we’ll change the world.”

Chance the Rapper is the proud father of a daughter named Kensli. Stay tuned to see what other charitable contributions the star father makes!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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