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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ali Family and the Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation Board of Directors would like to invite you to be a sponsor at our Ben’s Chili Bowl 60th Anniversary Celebration Gala, “A Tribute to Virginia Ali” on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. This is going to be a special night!
We are truly humbled to have served the community for 60 years and in giving back have welcomed each and every guest as family. Whether it was free meals to the homeless, uniforms for a school band, paying for a child to attend a martial arts class, or having kids come to the Bowl to do homework after school and enjoy a free meal, we did what we could every day! As Ben’s grew to multiple locations, we recognized that we now have a greater responsibility to give back even more as we build upon a legacy that was started in 1958 by the founders of Ben’s Chili Bowl, Ben and Virginia Ali.