Hip Hop Chess Federation Awarded Community Grant
1/3/2009 4:02:26 PM by Robert

While many of the nation’s education programs suffer losses in funding due to the economic downturn, the New Year has brought hope to a unique project focused on outreach to underserved communities. The Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that it has been chosen by the Mitchell Kapor Foundation to receive a coveted Community Grant.

“This community grant will allow us to take our first steps toward making this a coast-to-coast teaching/learning community,” Said HHCF CEO Adisa Banjoko. “If we are going to promote unity and non-violence in our schools and communities we need to bring educators together to build a playbook of classroom strategies.”

The Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is a non-profit organization that fuses music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and non-violence. Recently the HHCF launched a “Life Strategies” pilot program at John O’Connell High School, San Francisco, CA. and the Ryan Academy High School in Norfolk, VA.

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