Returning to Chess in the Schools: A Summer of Inspiration By: Davis Zong, Jr.

Aug.20.2021

Like clockwork, the virtual Chess in the Schools (CIS) summer camp materialized in front of my eyes at precisely 8:50am every morning. Hearing Shaun’s clarion voice welcoming the students as…

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Our Students Interview WGM Jennifer Shahade

Jul.16.2021

  Hello everyone! In this article, Itzel Lopez and Londyn Malcolm interviewed Jennifer Shahade. Jennifer is a two-time United States Women’s Chess champion, a women’s grandmaster, author, chess commentator, public…

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CIS Strategic Plan

Jul.16.2021

Having emerged from the pandemic even stronger, Chess in the Schools recently completed a strategic plan designed to harness this moment for change and cement our status as a best-in-class…

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CIS Students Play in the Spring Charity Chess Challenge Hosted by Chess24

Jun.24.2021

Thanks to the growing partnership with Chess24, a world-famous chess platform, on June 9, 2021 we conducted the Spring Charity Chess Challenge. Sponsored by CIS’s community of supporters, seventeen high-school…

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2021 Spring Charity Chess Challenge

May.19.2021

2021 Spring Charity Chess Challenge Wednesday, June 9, 6.30-8.00pm EDT Join us for the special online tournament benefitting Chess in the Schools.  The evening, hosted by Chess24.com, will feature simultaneous…

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Interview with CIS Senior Marcus Sutton

Feb.16.2021

Strikingly optimistic, intelligent, and self-reflective, chess expert Marcus Sutton attributes much of his personal success and his methodical nature to the influence of the game of chess and his work…

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2019-2020 CIS Annual Report

Feb.16.2021

To view the PDF version of the 2019-2020 Chess in the Schools Annual Report, click here.

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Chess in the Schools Online Tournaments

Feb.02.2021

Check out this video to see what our remote online tournaments are like! 

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“The Incredible Story of the 8 ‘Kids,’ Harlem Chess Players”

Jan.08.2021

“The Incredible Story of the 8 ‘Kids,’ Harlem Chess Players” Nothing predisposed these eight kids from the New York ghetto to shine in this “egghead” game to the point of…

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Meet Mark Maher, our new Board Chair

Oct.19.2020

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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