About the Chapman Foundation
The Chapman Foundation was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 2012 by the state of Pennsylvania. The Foundation anticipates that they will secure a tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with statue 501(c)(3) by the end of 2013.
The Chapman Foundation was founded by Dr. Zaneta Chapman after recognizing the impact she has made on students from elementary through Graduate level from her dedicated years of teaching, tutoring and mentoring. Through her work with middle and high school students from diverse ethnic and income backgrounds, she was able to see first-hand a disparity in the level of education and supplemental support available. Believing that all students should receive a great education, she decided to help minimize these inequalities through the development of this non-profit. The Foundation’s goal is to provide educational support to all inner-city students regardless of social-economic status. Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give youth the commitment to follow through on a path to adulthood with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
The Chapman Foundation's K through 12 tutoring services are facilitated through its subsidiary, the Infinite Learning Center (ILC). The current target market of the Infinite Learning Center are students who are struggling with virtual and/or independent learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each student in our program will receive a personalized learning plan that is tailored to meet that students particular needs. Our low student to teacher ratio of 2:1 is designed to not only strengthen the relationship between the student and his/her tutor but to also allow our tutors to pay close attention to each student's learning objectives and progress thereby increasing the student's likelihood of academic achievement and improving their confidence.
The Chapman Foundation’s mission is to provide tutoring and educational services to inner-city students and economically disadvantaged communities, to minimize educational inequalities, and to empower these communities to become thriving members of society.
The Chapman Foundation aspires to be an academic leader, recognized for innovation and quality in teaching, learning, and its commitment to outreach and service. Through the employment of cutting edge educational practices and strategies, the Chapman Foundation strives to:
Model and promote life-long learning towards the development of global citizens
Prepare economically disadvantaged individuals to face the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century
Bennie Henderson Jr.
Bennie Henderson is a Project Lead with the Federal Government and has over 18 years of Law Enforcement experience. Bennie has a MS in Organizational Leadership from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Management also from Johns Hopkins University. Bennie is currently a J.D. candidate at The George Washington Law School. While working in Law Enforcement he mentored and educated youth in understanding the criminal justice system. Also, he created programs to improve relationships between police and the community. He has an appreciation for service and have created countless programs that have provided food, toys, and clothes to under privilege kids in low income areas. He has a strong passion for mentoring, educating, and serving others.
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us." - Wilma Rudolph
Dr. Zaneta Chapman, ASA
Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Zaneta Chapman is an Associate Professor of Actuarial Science, a Data Analytics consultant and subject matter expert in these fields. She has a PhD in business and over 14 years of experience teaching courses in mathematics, actuarial science, and statistics. She has long been concerned with the lack of educational resources available to students who are economically disadvantaged. While pursuing her graduate studies, she had the opportunity to work with middle and high school students from diverse ethnic and income backgrounds and saw first-hand the disparity in education and supplemental support. It was at that point that she decided to open a non-profit organization whose mission would be to minimize educational inequalities.