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Posted: October 05, 2018

Chance the Rapper pledges $1M to Chicago's mental health services

Chance the Rapper pledged $1 million to assist mental health services in Chicago.
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Chance the Rapper pledged $1 million to assist mental health services in Chicago.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

CHICAGO —

Chance the Rapper pledged $1 million for mental health in Chicago and an additional $100,000 for 20 public schools in the city, WLS reported.

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The rapper made his announcement on Twitter and in front of Chicago’s health care experts and the city’s educators, the television station reported.

"I'm proud to announce I am pledging $1 million to mental health services in Chicago," Chance told the audience as he introduced his new initiative, “My State of Mind.”

Supporting Chance and his non-profit SocialWorks were stars like Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman and Oprah Winfrey, WLS reported.

"This year, 20 more schools will get $100 K ..." Chance told the audience. "We will be upping the game in terms of equity, in terms of what is rightfully yours. Principals, teachers, we got your back."


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