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Events

Chill Calendar 2024

A snapshot of the impact the Minnesota Chill Foundation had on the community and beyond.

Jan

2024

Minnesota Chill Foundation founders receive the ‘Southside Back In The Day’ Award.

A heartfelt congratulations is in order for Chuck and Cindy Hill, two remarkable individuals whose dedication and efforts have played a pivotal role in the success of Southside Back In The Day.

Feb

2024

Celebrating Chuckie Hill, A Beacon for Black Male Educators

We are proud to introduce another Uplift Movement Man, Chuckie Hill, is a dynamic Black Male Educator, a professor, assistant principal, restorative practice guru, and director of education for the Minnesota Chill Foundation. Learn more about how he continues to impact the field of education. Mr. Chuckie had his first Black Male Educator when he attended Hampton University. He shares, “I know the importance of representation matters. While we are few in numbers, our impact is great!” Let’s celebrate Mr. Chuckie’s contributions and continue to uplift the voices of Black Male Educators.

Feb

2024

Co-Founder Chuck's Inspiring Visit to Benjamin E. Mays School for Black History Month

This morning, Co-Founder Chuck had the honor of participating in Benjamin E. Mays school’s Black History Month celebration in St. Paul. As part of our foundation’s volunteer day, we dedicated our time to engaging with students in the Twin Cities area. Chuck’s enthusiasm for reading and commitment to community empowerment shone brightly as he shared stories and inspiration with eager young minds. It was a heartwarming experience, highlighting the importance of education and the celebration of Black history in our local community.

Feb

2024

A Night of Recognition: MN Chill Foundation Honored at 'The Future Belongs to Us' Gala

Last Friday, February 16, 2024, marked a memorable occasion as Benjamin E. Mays hosted the event “The Future Belongs to Us” in honor of Black History Month. Amidst the gala atmosphere, the MN Chill Foundation experienced a profound moment of recognition and gratitude. It was with great honor that we received an award acknowledging our impactful contributions within the school and the broader community. This acknowledgment serves as a testament to our unwavering commitment to empowerment and positive change, fueling our dedication to further serve and uplift those around us. 

Feb

2024

Empowering Brooklyn Park: Cindy's Journey of Growth and Community Impact

Making moves in Brooklyn Park! Cindy, co-founder of Minnesota Chill Foundation and founder of PSI Tech, is bringing her passion for community and business back to where it all began. With 36 years of entrepreneurial experience under her belt, it’s no surprise she’s chosen to grow her business in the inclusive space of the Brooklyn Park Small Business Center. Being a long-term resident and having launched her first venture here, Cindy’s connection to the community runs deep. She’s excited to give back to the place she loves and contribute to its evolving culture. Creating a cozy yet professional office space, Cindy’s determined to foster an environment where clients feel at home and where she can continue to thrive personally and professionally. She believes in letting your personality shine through your workspace and knows that energy is everything. Being surrounded by other strong women at the center is another motivating factor for Cindy. She’s grateful for their support and camaraderie, understanding the unique challenges women face in business. Together, they’re a force to be reckoned with, sharing knowledge and experiences to drive success. Here’s to Cindy and her journey of growth and empowerment!  

Feb

2024

PSI TECH, MN CHILL FOUNDATION Partner with the Sanneh Foundation for Gala4Goals event.

Huge congratulations to Tony Sanneh and his amazing foundation for pulling off another incredible ‘Gala4Goals’ event! Their dedication to uplifting the youth in our St. Paul community is truly inspiring. For years, they’ve been the driving force behind positive change, and we couldn’t be prouder to call ourselves a part of their team. At MN Chill Foundation and our partnership with PSI Tech Support, we’re honored to lend a hand by taking care of all the Sanneh Foundation’s IT needs. Being able to support such a meaningful cause brings us immense joy and purpose. It’s moments like these that remind us why community involvement matters. Here’s to many more successful events and continued impact on the youth of St. Paul! 

Feb

2024

Embracing Unity: Brooklyn Park's Black History Month Celebration

A warm congratulations to the City of Brooklyn Park for their outstanding “Black History Month Celebration” last February 23rd! With over 400 residents in attendance, the event was a remarkable testament to unity and community spirit. Minnesota CHILL Foundation proudly sponsored 100 youth from the city, ensuring their participation in this significant occasion. The atmosphere was palpably filled with support and warmth, reflecting the deep bonds within the community. Witnessing people of all ages – from young kids to seniors – coming together under one roof and enjoying themselves was truly heartwarming. It’s moments like these that embody the essence of “CHILL” – Community, Helping, Individual, Live, and Learn. 

April

2024

Brooklyn Park Cops Join Teens for Basketball and Bonding

Local youth teamed up with Brooklyn Park police for their annual basketball showdown, creating a buzz of excitement. “They’ve been talking about it all month,” said Kelvin Currington, the youth intervention specialist behind the Cops and Teens Basketball Tournament. The event, held Monday night at Zanewood Recreation Center, went beyond basketball. “We know there’s been a lot of negative interactions between cops and teens, but this is about breaking those barriers,” Currington explained. Previously, the tournament featured kids versus cops, but now the teams are mixed, fostering better engagement. “It’s made a huge difference for them to be on the same team as officers,” Currington noted. Brooklyn Park Police Chief Mark Bruley added another perspective. “These kids are really good,” Bruley said with a smile. “They’re fast, they can shoot. We have some talented officers too. But honestly, it’s not about winning or losing. For us, it’s about building good relationships with these kids.” The event saw about 40 youth, ages 12 to 16, and more than a dozen officers hitting the court together.

May

2024

Celebrating the Thielen Foundation: A Partnership Shaping Futures and Opening Doors

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Thielen Foundation and its founders, Adam and Cait, for their successful fundraising event at Topgolf in Brooklyn Park on May 10th. The Thielen Foundation holds a special place in the hearts of everyone at the MN CHILL Foundation, as they were our first major sponsor. They believed in our potential even before we did. Thanks to their unwavering support, we’ve been able to assist over a thousand scholars through our programs over the past few years. Most importantly, for the past three years, every senior in our basketball program has gone on to college with academic or athletic scholarships. Our partnership is built on a shared mission: to prepare youth for success in life and open doors to new opportunities. Together, we’re proving that we’re more than just sports—we’re shaping futures.

We are steadfast in our mission and commitment to impact young scholars' lives positively.