Pensions & Investments Highlights Aksia’s Partnership with MS 582

In a July 2018 article, Pensions & Investments highlighted Aksia’s philanthropic efforts, which recently have involved a unique partnership with a Brooklyn middle school. In 2017, Aksia partnered with MS 582 to enhance and expand the after-school chess program, available to students in grades five through eight. Aksia engaged chess education organization Chess NYC to send a chess coach to the school twice a week, and Aksia employees often joined after school sessions. In addition, the firm hosted a chess tournament at its Midtown office and provided students with chess boards. Aksia hopes to grow the program by continuing to sponsor tournaments and providing scholarships to Chess NYC’s summer camps.

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