Meet Our Board of Directors and Staff

Meet Founder Chante' Bender

Meet Founder Chante' Bender

Founder and Executive Director Graduate of Woodson Senior High School in Washington, DC. Currently earning her Masters in Non Profit Management at Trinity University in Washington DC.

Meet Lennel Flack

Meet Lennel Flack

Scholarship Director Lennel will graduate in the fall with a dual degree in Business Administration and Psychology. Her career aspiration is to own her own spa. After graduation she will work towards becoming a certified Esthetician Massage Therapist.

Meet Courtney Washington

Meet Courtney Washington

Fundraiser Director Devoted wife and loving mother of three boys. Courtney has attended DCPS all her life. Her passion for working with school age children can be seen in her classroom in how she engages with her students. She has over 11 years experience in the educational system. Currently she is a student at Trinity Washington University, receiving a degree in Human Relations.

Meet Sorena Eaddy

Meet Sorena Eaddy

Volunteer Coordinator Sorena Eaddy, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, is an author, inspirational speaker, and minister in training. She graduated with dual Bachelors’ degrees in Social Work and Sociology; then she received a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She currently works for the Department of Social Services, where she helps those in critical need.