Chance launched SocialWorks in 2016 with the intention “to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility, and positivity within the youth throughout Chicago.”
Just last month, the rapper announced the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund to reduce the funding gap for Chicago Public Schools. The announcement came weeks after he donated a whopping $1 million to CPS. Chance said he was moved to take more action following a disappointing meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.
“Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positioning,” Chance said during a press conference at Chicago’s Westcott Elementary School. “If the governor does not act, CPS will be forced to end school 13 days early, which means over 380,000 kids will not have adult supervised activities in June and could possibly be put in harm’s way.”
The Chicago native sent out an invite last week for “Chance the Birthday,” an event that benefited his nonprofit organization SocialWorks. We reported ticket prices ranged from $100 to $2,500 for general admission and VIP seating, respectively. Though the costs were steep, Chance’s fans came through and bought every single ticket, raising more than $100,000 for the organization, according to the NY Daily News.
He just keeps on giving back, such an amazing person.
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1. When KUWTK premiered in 2007, the Kardashian/Jenner klan was still bright eyed and bushy tailed.
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2. Kim Kardashian
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3. Back then, she was known as the girl from the sex tape and barely knew how to pose of the red carpet.
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4. Kim’s Love Life
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5. Kim & Kourtney Kardashian before KUWTK debuted (2006)
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6. Kourtney Kardashian
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7. But her tumultuous relationship with Scott Disick kept fans interested in her story.
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8. 3 kids and 10 years later, hot mama Kourt is single and ready to mingle.
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9. Khloe Kardashian
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10. We watched her fall in love and marry Lamar Odom within 30 days — and divorce him four years later
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11. We also saw her try to get her mojo back with some of the hottest rappers and athletes in the game after a difficult divorce.
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12. These days, the rumoured mom-to-be is spending her days in Cleveland with boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
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13. Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner (2007)
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14. Kendall Jenner
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15. Back in 2013, Kendall decided to take her love for modeling seriously and now she’s the most sought after supermodel in the game.
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16. Kylie Jenner
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17. But about six years into the show, the rumoured mom-to-be proved that she had the potential to be the new star of the family.
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18. Rob Kardashian
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19. Rob Kardashian And Blac Chyna
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20. Kris Jenner
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21. Kris and Caitlyn Jenner
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22. Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble
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23. Bruce Jenner
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24. Caitlyn Jenner
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