Google Donates $1.5 Million To Chance The Rapper’s SocialWorks Non-Profit & Chicago Public Schools
by Jay Holz
Google.org has just stepped up for the young students in Chicago in a major way.
Announced today, the organization has donated $1.5 million to both Chance The Rapper’s non-profit SocialWorks ($1 million grant), and Chicago Public Schools’ CS4All Initiative ($500,000) to help bring computer science to area students.
Here’s what Justin Cunningham, Executive Director of SocialWorks had to say:
“Our grant with Google.org helps SocialWorks provide programming that sheds light on another pathway to success for young Chicagoans. While every student doesn’t need to become a computer scientist, understanding the basics empowers them to understand the world they live in. The opportunity to help kids code to share their music, artwork, and distinct point of view is at the core of our mission and an experience we look forward to providing in classrooms across the city.”
Today (December 6) Chance surprised 5th grade students at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Academy in Chicago with a visit, and as expected the kids went nuts. Way to go Google and way to go Chance!