Community Programs Focus
The NSCF has developed a chess program in Sunrise we hope will become a model for other communities.
For almost four years, the NSCF has been working in Broward County, Florida to develop teacher training programs which evolved into a community-focused model for chess. Thanks to the advocacy of Mayor Mike Ryan, The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess brings chess instruction and free tournaments to sites across the city. With other funding, the NSCF also serves juvenile justice and at-risk youth communities, and has recently expanded to offer programming in other cities. These programs were recently featured in Chess Life, the official magazine of the US Chess Federation. You can see the story by clicking the link. We are now working to bring this approach to chess to other cities.