DALLAS, TX – November 09, 2015 – Chess for Humanity announced today that it has received a grant from the Awesome Foundation for expanding its programs to underserved schools and communities in Plano, Texas. The foundation is a global network of people devoted to promoting great community improvement ideas.

Chess for Humanity runs the Rook ‘n’ Roll Chess and Decision Making Program in various schools in the Dallas area in collaboration with volunteers from St. Mark’s School of Texas and other Dallas institutions. Besides schools programs, the non-profit organization runs various chess, brain health and cognitive workshops throughout the year for seniors, veterans and at-risk youth.

“We are happy to extend our programs to Plano underserved communities in order to shape the children’s minds and serve other segments of the Plano community as well,” said Akshay Malhotra, Founder and CEO of Chess for Humanity.

David Snell, a foundation trustee, said, “We are very pleased that [Chess for Humanity] is expanding its outreach to the underserved schools and communities in Plano and would be proud to help kick that program off. We look forward to being a small part of the success of [Chess for Humanity].”

About Chess for Humanity

Chess for Humanity (www.chessforhumanity.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a vision to implement sustainable programs that enrich the human experience with full potential, nurture humanity, and build a better world. The organization runs various global social initiatives that empower underserved children with strategic educational and decision-making programs to help them succeed in school and in life,  improve seniors’ brain health with mental exercises and mind stimulating activities to alleviate Alzheimer’s and Dementia, provide veterans with cognitive and recreational therapy to stay strong and focused during tough times of transition, and transform at-risk juvenile youth in detention centers with challenging problem-solving, decision-making, and life-skills education to reduce violence and recidivism.