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BCBF Self Empowerment Experience

The Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation Self Empowerment Experience welcomes one DC public or charter high school class a month to receive a personal empowerment experience from one of our amazing speakers. Monthly Experience topics may include, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, general motivation, African American history, DC history, and more.

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BCBF Summer Coding Camp

The BCBF Summer Camp partners with VGI (the Videogame Institute) and the Black Student Fund in welcoming young kids to learn and explore the beginnings of coding through video game creation.

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Teaching for Change

Here is an update on our work in D.C. which was supported in part by the generous contribution from the Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation last year.
(1) Tellin’ Stories Project is a unique approach to building grassroots multiracial parent power with a focus on families who have traditionally been marginalized due to race, class, and/or national origin.

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Black Student Fund

Support from Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation will enable the Black Student Fund to implement STEM BSF. STEM BSF is a three part academic and enrichment program. STEM BSF includes: academic monitoring, evaluation and support of 6th-12th grade BSF scholars in science and math; placement in STEM programs with BSF partners and hands on STEM events.

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