Meet Mark Maher, our new Board Chair


As a CIS Board member with seven years of service, a corporate attorney, a chess player, and an alum of our program, Mark Maher brings a unique breadth of experience…

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Chess in the Schools / Credit Suisse Chess Challenge


Each year Chess in the Schools organizes several “chess challenges” between employees of companies that support CIS with students from our College Bound program. In a normal year, these events…

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Fall Charity Chess Challenge


Register for the Fall Charity Chess Challenge on October 21, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT Chess in the Schools is proud to partner with Chess24 to offer you…

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CIS Brooklyn Online Chess Day – 10-3-20


All sections for this event will start at 10:00 AM and run for 60 minutes. Players can join in advance and during the event. See the individual sections below for…

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Chess in the Schools – Virtual Programming in Action


Chess in the Schools – Virtual Programming from Chess in the Schools on Vimeo. Chess in the Schools has risen to the challenge of changing everything about how and where…

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National College Decision Day


Chess in the Schools proudly celebrates our College Bound seniors for their hard work and accomplishments on National College Decision Day! Seniors have already committed to a number of great…

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Play Chess – Stay Connected!


Chess is a perfect antidote to social isolation! Rising to the challenge posed by the COVID-19 epidemic, Chess in the Schools is now offering virtual chess tournaments DAILY! Register now!

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Chess in the Schools – Our Virtual Doors are Open!


Chess in the Schools has risen to the challenge of changing everything about how and where we do our work, but not what we do. Our name may be Chess in the Schools, but now with…

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2020 CIS CM Ben Kallos Virtual Chess Challenge on CHESS24


Thanks to NYC Council Member Ben Kallos, Saturday’s are still for CHESS! When NYC schools shut down, Chess in the Schools cancelled all of our tournaments for March and April…

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2020 All-Girls NYC Chess Championship


On Saturday, March 7, 2020 Chess in the Schools held the All Girls NYC Chess Championship, a popular annual city-wide competition that brought together more than 400 girls who were able…

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