May Award: now accepting applications for 2nd grant

April 1, 2014

The submission window for the Atlanta chapter’s May grant opened today – as the inaugural winner was announced.  The chapter’s inaugural winner is The S.M.A.R.T Moves Chess Club, a mentoring program for young men.  The chess club was started by Fulton County Juvenile Court Officer, Mustafa Mahdi and the Deputy Chief of Probation, Samuel Washington.  The grant-funds will be used to purchase additional chess boards, game-timers and business-attire for the young men in the program, all from low income single parent homes.  Since the program’s inception Officer Mahdi has personally purchased the chess boards from thrift stores.  The window for the May Grant will be opened from April 1 – April 20th.  The winner will be announced prior to Awesome Atlanta’s monthly cocktail hour to be held @ bar Eleven at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.  The winner and other purveyors of social-good are invited to attend the monthly gathering.    –   Apply today