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Chance the Rapper Gives Chicago High Schoolers Free Jordans

Chance the Rapper Gives Chicago High Schoolers Free Jordans

Chance the Rapper has done it again, just call him Santa.

The company announced their donation on Wednesday, after Chance surprised fifth graders at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. The rapper said, "Today @Google funded coding classes for 20 schools on the south and west sides". Academy during a coding lesson with Google employees as a part of Computer Science Education Week.

The tech giant donated $1 million to the hip hop star's nonprofit, SocialWorks, which promotes youth empowerment through the arts, education and civic engagement.

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The event, in partnership with SocialWorks Chicago, was named after poet and multimedia educator Mike Hawkins, a mentor to Chance also known as "Brother Mike", who passed away on December 4, 2014. Google also gave $500,000 to Children First Fund to support computer science programming at CPS. They said they're donation is meant to "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".

Chicago's philanthropic rapper brought an early Christmas to his home city on Monday, gifting 300 pairs of unreleased Jordan Retro 11s to a crowd of high school students.

Earlier Tuesday (Dec. 5), Chance expressed his gratitude to Chicago and the Social Works team for making the special event "one of its best nights yet".


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