After closing in 2013, Overton Elementary School was recently purchased by G Herbo and converted into a community center. This past weekend, the Chicago rapper was joined by Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, and others at an event celebrating the new space, which will become a multimedia facility for aspiring creatives.
During the event, attendees marched through South Side in addition to providing goods and services to the community. Over 2,000 backpacks filled with school materials were handed out and tents were set up for free COVID-19 and HIV testing, as well as voter registration.
“This is just about being able to lead by example for the next generation,” said G Herbo. “We’re really just trying to change the narrative and lead by example…and show the next generation that they can do what we’re doing even greater. We’re not saying we’re going to see drastic change tomorrow, but if we keep this up, there’s limitless opportunities and it’s limitless where we can go.”