About us


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Bantu Incorporated NFP (Not-for Profit) is a 501 (c)3 community  organization with the mission to assist children, youth and people in low-income families with school assistance, food, clothes and shelter. 

OUR GOAL: Our goal is to uplift families by providing them with free meals, clothing, shelter, charitable donations, free school supplies, bus passes, workshops, free classes, job/trade readiness and programs that will educate and prepare them  to the social and work life.

VISION: In alignment with our Mission and Purpose— “Bantu” meaning “the People” and by us understanding that the youth are tomorrows’ leaders’--Our vision ultimately is to open youth centers and community centers  in Chicago, and other US cities and abroad where needed. These centers will be a hub/home for families,  young adults and children providing them with free meals, shelters, clothing,  very affordable tutoring of school subjects; of the arts, sciences; business; entrepreneurship programs and programs assisting low-income families with school assistance; obtaining summer jobs, and to develop professional skills.

Examples of such workshops are:

  • Science workshops

  • Arts classes/ and programs

  • Professional classes i.e. Job training; Internship; resume writing

  • Cooking

  • Dancing

  • Home economics

  • Farming

  • Real estate

  • And more 



Bantu Incorporated NFP also produces Bantu Fest (in partnership with Bantu Entertainment) which is the biggest community cultural festival in Chicago, with over 50,000 people attending the festival every year. With participants from 50 countries, and food from over 30 different countries, Bantu Fest has become the biggest multi-cultural and family festival in the mid-west. 

The festival was founded with the goal to bring thousands of families together to play, eat, dance and enjoy good family entertainment - all with Love & Peace.  Another benefit of the festival is that it exposes thousands of families to several cultures worldwide. Find more about our Bantu Fest by clicking on the button below.



President: Silvain Songo

Vice President: Babacar Ba

Program Director: Aisse Ba

Consultants/ Assistant Program Director: Ousmane Ba

Consultant/Project Manager: Phyllis Craig

Education/Activity/Curriculum Advisor: Donna Craig 



Bantu Incorporated NFP is a community organization dedicated to assist low income families with school assistance, food, clothes and shelter.

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We are always looking for volunteers. Contact us now to make a change .


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