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Dec072017

Chance the Rapper surprises Chicago Public School students with $1 million Google donation

GoogleFifth-grade students from Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Academy in Chicago received the surprise of a lifetime  Wednesday.  Chi-town's own Chance The Rapper showed up at their school to join students doing a coding activity as a part of Computer Science Education Week, but his appearance also included a special announcement.

Tech giant Google revealed they're donating $1 million to Chance's nonprofit organzation, Social Works, which helps to ensure Chicago youth has access to arts, education and civic engagement activities.

Google also gave an additional $500,000 to the Children First Fund to support computer science programming at Chicago Public Schools.

"Y'all not getting the same thing these other kids is getting and it's not fair." Chance said at the assembly at the school. "I want y'all to know that."

The new grant by Google is expected to help teachers implement computer science and arts programs in their classrooms.

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