If Chance The Rapper keeps this up once day he will be president.
Google has donated $1 million to the Chicago rapper’s SocialWorks Organization, a non-profit charitable organization that help youths in his native Chicago. Just yesterday, the rapper revealed that he handed out over 300 pairs of an unreleased Jordan Retro 11s to kids in the city. Now he is getting a major boast from tech giant Google to help kids who want to learn coding.
“Today @Google funded coding classes for 20 schools on the south and west sides. God bless everyone involved. Thank you,” Chance the Rapper tweeted. The company donated an additional $500,00 towards Chicago Public Schools’ CS4ALL initiative. Google released a statement confirming the sizeable donation saying its a part of the company’s initiative to bring more students into the computer science fold.
“The grant will help teachers implement computer science and arts curriculum in their classrooms, and it builds on $40 million in Google.org grants that provide opportunities for students underrepresented in computer science to explore the field,” the statement reads. Justin Cunningham, the executive director of SocialWorks, also released a statement about the donation from Google.
“Our grant with Google.org helps SocialWorks provide programming that sheds light on another pathway to success for young Chicagoans,” Cunningham said. “While every student doesn’t need to become a computer scientist, understanding the basics empowers them to understand the world they live in. The opportunity to help kids code to share their music, artwork, and distinct point of view is at the core of our mission and an experience we look forward to providing in classrooms across the city.”
This is the second million dollar donation that Chance the Rapper received for his organizations. Last month, he got another million from Jewel-Osco that will goes towards his New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund.