blog3DALLAS, TX – June 08, 2015 - Chess for Humanity is pleased to announce that Mr. Jorge Correa has joined its board of advisors. Mr. Correa is the Director of the Community Service Program and a Spanish instructor at St. Mark’s School of Texas. “We are very fortunate to welcome Mr. Correa as an advisor to Chess for Humanity because of his unique community service perspective and commitment to mental wellness. Adding someone with Mr. Correa’s experience and relationships is always gratifying,” said Akshay Malhotra, Founder and CEO of Chess for Humanity. “As Chess for Humanity continues to expand into new communities, we are confident Mr. Correa’s experience working with different communities will help us continue Chess for Humanity’s rapid growth.”

Mr. Correa has been leading various service programs and has impacted various populations in the Dallas community. He has been instrumental in instilling a lifelong commitment to service and advocacy. A committed promoter of mental health and wellness, Mr. Correa is the official translator of the book Struck by Living: From Depression to Hope to the spanish version: Decidí Vivir, in his tireless and selfless effort to advocate and promote the mental wellness message to impact and inspire the lives of many who suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.

Mr. Correa joined the St. Mark’s faculty in 1999. He previously taught both English and Spanish in Garland I.S.D. and the New Orleans Parish in Louisiana. A native of Chile, he received undergraduate and graduate degrees and specialized courses in English and Spanish from the University of Chile, University of New Orleans, and Southern Methodist University.