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Chance the Rapper teams up with Lyft to raise money for Chicago public schools

KC Orcutt

 // Sep 6, 2018

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While some are still trying to hang onto summer, Chance the Rapper is welcoming the back-to-school season with open arms (and his philanthropic heart).

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday (Sept. 5), the 25-year-old rapper revealed the next initiative in his on-going mission to help Chicago's public school system.

For his latest partnership, Chance's non-profit SocialWorks has officially teamed up with Lyft (once again) to donate raised funds to the Chicago Public School System. Throughout the month-long campaign, local riders using the Lyft ride-sharing service will be given the option to donate through the app, conveniently by "rounding up" the cost of the ride to whatever extra amount they see fit. Not only that, but Lyft has pledged to match every donation made this September.

As fans can proudly recall, Chance has been active in advocating for the betterment of education since the beginning of his career, whether in the form of urging politicians to make positive legislative changes or by hosting community events or by raising money through different charity campaigns.

Per the organization's website, SocialWorks "aims to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility, and positivity within the youth throughout Chicago."

Last year, SocialWorks partnered with Google to donate $2.2 million, with the funds being allocated to 20 different underfunded neighborhood schools specifically for coding and computer science classes. With his latest philanthropic initiative kicking off this month, Chance is reminding fans that a little bit of action and generosity can go a long way.

As far as his music goes, Chance released four new singles back in July, with the trailer for his documentary film debut also making its rounds online. Exciting things ahead, both for the rapper and his beloved city.

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