2019 Annual Report


We are proud to present our first infographic-style Annual Report for the fiscal year ended 6/30/2019. Please scroll down to explore it and download it. Download PDF

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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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Prepping Our Juniors for the SATs


In Chess in the Schools, during our College Bound program, we provide our high school juniors with SAT Prep. As pictured above, occasionally we have special workshops for students to…

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Summer Resources Fair


Every year, at the Chess in the Schools office in New York City, we provide a special seminar for all students of our College Bound program to help them discover…

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College Bound Senior: Chance Deas


College Bound senior visits his top college picks with help from a special scholarship! Chance Deas was dying to see Cornell University and Ithaca College since the beginning of his…

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Credit Suisse “Tough Trader” Challenge: A Win for Chess in the Schools!


On Friday, December 13th, 2019 – Credit Suisse held their annual “Tough Trader” Challenge, where six teams of Credit Suisse employees competed in a series of physical challenges to raise…

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Chess in the Schools receives a 2019 HI Impact Award!


We are honored to have received a 2019 HI Impact Award! Our College Bound Program was in the top 4% of youth programs in FY 2019 based on the Algorhythm/Hello…

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Celebration Gala 2019


The Youth Inc Celebration Gala honoring Chess in the Schools on November 13th was a huge success thanks to you, our donors! The night was filled with chess, dancing, and…

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19th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open draws 775 players!


On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Chess in the Schools (CIS) and the NYC Parks Department ran the 19th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open at Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain.  This year’s attendance…

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Join Us at the 2019 Celebration to Benefit New York Kids Gala


Chess in the Schools is proud to partner with Youth INC to make a lasting impact on New York City. Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 6:30PM – Cocktail Reception and Live…

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“Chess for Success” with Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks


On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Goldman Sachs volunteers created a “Chess For Success” themed event for our College Bound students at their headquarters. Co-chairs Alexandra Wiener and Ilya Rivkin organized inspiring speakers,…

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