What is SocialWorks?

SocialWorks, founded by Grammy-award-winning musician and humanitarian Chance the Rapper, aims to empower the youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement. Since 2016, SocialWorks has created 5 initiatives that present youth the opportunity to learn and act on their passions. SocialWorks’ programming focuses on education, mental health, homelessness, and performing and literary arts – directly affecting thousands of youth yearly. Through the initiatives, OpenMike, Warmest Winter, Kids of the Kingdom, The New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund, and My State of Mind, SocialWorks hopes to inspire creativity, build dreams, and advocate for youth success in all its forms.

Why they are Awesome

  • SocialWorks partners with Nike - Jordan Brand’s relationship with SocialWorks began in late 2017 with the donation of 300 pairs of Air Jordan 11s to their ongoing OpenMike event in December. The shoes were handed out to the students that attended, thus beginning an authentic partnership between the Chicago-based movement by Chance The Rapper and the Jumpman.

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