Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Chance The Rapper is starting a new awards show for teachers

James Corden will host the annual event. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images) 

Over the last few years, Chance The Rapper has become one of America’s—and, specifically, Chicago’s—loudest, most tireless advocates for teachers and public schools, raising millions in funding for Chicago-area education and funding numerous programs through his SocialWorks nonprofit.

Now, Chance and his team have found a new way to show support for America’s educators, announcing a brand new annual awards show, The Twilight Awards, to recognize “teachers, parents, principals, and students that convey leadership” in Chicago-area schools. Chance isn’t skimping on using a little celebrity clout to promote the event, either, announcing that it’ll feature plenty of guest performances, and will be hosted by CBS late-night host James Corden.


The Twilight Awards were just the last of several announcements that Chance made during a speech at the SocialWorks Summit yesterday; he also discussed the expansion of the New Chance Fund, which supports arts and literature education, and named another new host of CPS schools to receive $100,000 donations from the group.

[via Pitchfork]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter