Chance The Rapper Announces The Chicago Funding Challenge

The Windy City’s own, Chance The Rapper is back in the news, and he returns to give back to his hometown. Today the word comes down that Chance The Rapper Announces The Chicago Funding Challenge. Chance has teamed up with “venture philanthropy fund” Chicago Beyond to announce a funding challenge with the goal of transforming the lives of youth in Chicago.

This comes on the heels of the news that Chance will be honored with BET’s Humanitarian Award and marks another important move for Chance in Chicago. The Go Innovate Challenge is welcoming 90-second videos pitching ideas that address issues facing young Chicagoans. A great move by Chance, and one you can learn more about at the Chicago Beyond website. Check out the information and give us your thoughts in the comments. Stay tuned for much more from Chance The Rapper coming soon!

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