Movement Mondays: Chance The Rapper

By: John-Paul Ramirez

Today, on this week’s #MovementMonday, we feature singer, rapper, and songwriter Chance the Rapper for his positive impact on both the local and national communities. When Chance is not writing and producing meaningful music that calls for change in the world, he spends his time at local neighborhoods in Chicago, aiding them in whatever way he can. Chance is a big advocate for the future, donating $1 million to Chicago public schools to support the arts and enrichment programs. He has also partnered up with the Detroit nonprofit Empowerment Plan, which “employees homeless parents from local shelters to become full time seamstresses so that they can earn a stable income, find secure housing, and gain back their independence for themselves and for their families.”

As a big anti-violence campaigner, he uses his influence as a rapper to inspire other people to act now and stand up for what you believe in. Chance the Rapper encourages other to be kind towards others while sharing the love with others that need it. With his active posts on twitter, interview conversations, and award show speeches,  Chance wants to remind people that every voice matters, and not one voice can change the world by themselves. He states that if people gather and come together as one community, then change can truly come to the world.

-Michelle Obama says “Chance shows young people that they matter, and that they have something inside of them that is worthy of being expressed.”