Kanye West, Common Plan on Raising Funds to Bring 20,000 Jobs to Chicago
The rappers' organizations, Common Ground and DONDA will spearhead the movement
By building an alliance with Chicagoâ€™s Urban League, two of Chicago’s biggest Hip-Hop figures want to bringÂ 20,000Â jobs to the city streets that are dangerous to countless inner-city youth.
Common and Kanye West, plan on using their names, influence and organizations to bring hope to a city that gravely needs it.
TheGrio is reporting that Commonâ€˜s foundation Common Ground and Kanyeâ€™s DONDA organization will be holding a music festival this year to raise money and awarenessÂ forÂ their cause.
‘Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what theyâ€™re going through is because of poverty. I was doing an event in the neighborhood and there were some kids from Englewood and I said, â€˜Man, what do yâ€™all really need? Whatâ€™s gonna stop this?â€™ And they were like, â€˜We need money. Man, if we could work.â€™ They want a chance.’ says Common