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Phone: 503-295-1230
2701 Nw Vaughn
Suite 101

Oregon 97210

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Target demographics: bridge the achievement gap

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 3,000 students in 71 schools, 19 districts and 9 counties.

Geographic areas served: title 1 schools in Oregon and SW Washington

Programs: after school chess clubs. We use chess as a vehicle to teach children strategy and critical thinking skills which directly transfer into the classroom. Our students have been proven to score 17% higher in math and 10% higher in reading. We are making a difference!

Our mission is to help children develop skills necessary for success in school and life by learning chess.
According to a study funded by the US Congress and conducted by the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory, students in the Chess for Success program:

Tested 17% higher in math and 10% higher in reading.

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When I raised my hand to volunteer, I had no idea how wonderful the organization was. It helped 50 plus students learn how to play chess effectively. The students learned more than just how to move pieces across the board. They learned to strategize, recognize what play their opponent would make, ... more »
They have been great at giving us advice as we build our chess education organization, Learners Chess Academy, in Albuquerque. We have called them from time to time looking for advice or a perspective and they are always willing to share what they've learned along the way... more »
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