Kanye West - Kanye West And Common Team Up To Create 20,000 Jobs In Chicago

Rappers Kanye West and Common have joined forces on a new initiative to provide over 20,000 jobs for young people in their native Chicago, Illinois.

The pair is using their star power to help the less fortunate using their youth-focused non-profit organisations based in the Windy City.

Through West's charity Donda's House Inc. and Common's Common Ground Foundation, they have created a new employment drive with the Chicago Urban League, which focuses on building strong African American communities.

Common has revealed that a recent study showed a huge percentage of young people in Chicago are unemployed, and he hopes this new campaign will steer kids on a path to a successful career, rather than a life of crime on the streets.

He explains, "Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they're going through is because of poverty. I was doing an event in the neighbourhood and there were some kids... and I said, 'Man, what do y'all really need? What's gonna stop this (poverty)?' And they were like, 'We need money. Man, if we could work.' They want a chance."

In addition to helping teens find jobs, the rappers will also curate a music festival that will serve as an annual fundraiser for the initiative.

The first event will be held 20-21 September (14).


Contactmusic

Tags: Kanye West - Common


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Guardians Of The Galaxy Head for Avengers Crossover

With the release of Marvel's latest movie Guardians of the Galaxy, rumours are rife about...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Head for Avengers Crossover

Interstellar - Alternative Trailer

Cooper is a pilot and engineer with a huge ambition to save the world. With little discoveries left to be made...

Interstellar Trailer

After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?

The only thing better than one pop star on a song is three, right? How...

After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?

Smokey Robinson - The Tracks Of My Tears ft Elton John (Audio)

Smokey Robinson has teamed up with Elton John on a new version of...

Smokey Robinson - The Tracks Of My Tears (Audio) Video

Reviews Round-Up: Critics Fall For The James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

The story of American funk, soul and dance legend James Brown is...

Reviews Round-Up: Critics Fall For The James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

One Direction Spearhead A Great 2013 For British Music Sales

Pop sensations One Direction were the highest selling British act globally in 2013. The...

One Direction Spearhead A Great 2013 For British Music Sales
Advertisement

Katy Perry - This Is How We Do (Official Video)

Katy Perry shows off her vibrant life in the colourful video for her new single 'This Is How We Do'...

Katy Perry - This Is How We Do Video

LeAnn Rimes Returns To Her Roots On Latest Episode Of Reality Show

LeAnn Rimes is on a quest to return to her roots, which means two...

LeAnn Rimes Returns To Her Roots On Latest Episode Of Reality Show

5 Seconds Of Summer - Amnesia Video

5 Seconds Of Summer topped charts worldwide with the release of their self-titled debut studio album earlier...

5 Seconds Of Summer - Amnesia Video


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Kanye West Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kanye West

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All