Conagra Brands Continues Support Of Chance The Rapper’s Nonprofit, SocialWorks
by Derêka K. Bennett
Conagra Brands, Inc. presented Chance the Rapper with a grant for Chicago Public Schools today (Nov. 10). This grant will ensure that more students will have access to enrichment education.
The donation is part of a multi-year grant from the Conagra Brands Foundation that will “provide $300,000 to SocialWorks, the charitable organization founded by Chance, and its New Chance Fund which has impacted 20 schools and more than 6,800 students,” according to the Conagra website,
“SocialWorks and I are proud to share a passion for providing quality education to Chicago students with Conagra Brands,” said Chance the Rapper. “We encourage other local companies to join us in supporting our city and CPS.”
Conagra Brands and Chance the Rapper began their collaboration in 2017 in response to his commitment to donate $1 million in funding to Chicago Public Schools and encouraging local companies to help towards the cause. Conagra’s donation will continue strengthening curriculum, providing support materials and creating enrichment opportunities for students at schools with low ratings and budget cuts, and without enrichment programs .
“We’re honored to continue extending our support to Chance the Rapper, SocialWorks and the Chicago community, home of our company headquarters,” said Robert Rizzo, Senior Director of Community Investment for Conagra Brands. “Conagra cares deeply about the impact it makes on areas where our employees, consumers and customers live and work, and our partnership with Chance enables us to put our values into action. Together we’re making a difference by empowering today’s youth with education, shaping a better future for all of us.”