D.C. City Council Recognizes U.S. Chess Center in Ceremonial Resolution! (See Below)
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The Future

Learning a skill for life

The U.S. Chess Center teaches chess to children in the D.C. metro area as a means of improving their academic and social skills. Since we opened in 1992, we have taught more than 30,000 individuals in our weekly classes. We reach more than 2,000 children and teens each year. Two long-time student participants in our programs were among the 32 Americans selected as 2014 Rhodes Scholars, and a third received a $200,000 scholarship to attend The George Washington University.

Our program produces students who achieve academic success, who distinguish good choices from bad, and who enter higher education and the work force with the critical thinking and social skills they need to succeed.

The District of Columbia City Council passed a resolution proclaiming "Chess in the Schools Day" and noting our work teaching chess to children. Click here to see the details.

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