Monday, October 3, 2022

Chance The Rapper Pledges $1 Million for Mental Health Services in Chicago

*Chance the Rapper has pledged to donate $1 million to mental health services in his hometown of Chicago, ABC Chicago reports.

During his second annual SocialWorks Summit (Oct. 4), the “No Problem” rapper spoke to hundreds of local residents, educators, health care experts, and viewers via Periscope about his charitable efforts with the organization.

“We need a new space where people can get information on how they feel, on where to go and a network for us to interact and review our mental health spaces, and create a community of people helping people,” he said. “So I’m proud to announce that I’m pledging one million dollars towards mental health services in Chicago.”

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According to the report, Chance also discussed his “My State of Mind” initiative which aims to ensure that Chi-town residents have access to mental health resources. To jumpstart this initiative, SocialWorks will be giving $100,000 grants to six mental health providers in Cook County.

The hometown hero also pledged to expand on his donations to Chicago Public Schools.

“This year, 20 more schools will get $100K…” Chance said to cheers. “We will be upping the game in terms of equity, in terms of what is rightfully yours. Principals, teachers, we got your back.”

Applications for those mental health grants begin in January.

Learn more by visiting http://www.socialworkschi.org

Chance The Rapper previously teamed up with Lyft for its Round Up & Donate Program which allowed consumers to round up a portion of their fares and donate it to the Chicago Public School System, madamenoire.com reported.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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