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Chance the Rapper’s love for Chicago Public Schools is endless.

This past March, Chicago native Chance the Rapper, whose real name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett,  made a tremendous effort by donating $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools system. Now he’s back at it again lending a helping hand to underfunded schools in his hometown.


In a partnership with the ride-share mobile app Lyft, Chicago residents now have a chance to donate to Chicago Public Schools by rounding up their fare through the ‘round up and donate’ feature on the app. The feature rounds up riders’ fare to the nearest dollar amount, which is  directly applied to the rapper’s charitable cause, New Chance Arts and Literature Fund.  The New Chance Arts and Literature Fund ensures that Chicago Public Schools have everything they need to equip students with an enriched educational experience. The Social Works Chi website further explains, “the fund will bring arts programs and materials to schools that have experienced a decrease in 5-year graduation rates, addressing their budgets, textbooks, and music programs.”

Riders can start donating through your Lyft trips today.

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