I have the great fortune to live in an apartment complex with tenants who are mostly artists. Part of the complex has a glass encased community room designed to be inviting to the outside community. I work as a teacher in an urban school. My best classroom management tool is the lure of the game of chess. During lunchtime, my classroom is filled with excitement and energized minds ready to face a challenge and devise strategies.
I would like to start a pilot chess program located in the community room of the artist's complex, for neighborhood kids. I have identified both potential participants( many of whom live in neighborhood shelters) and 3 chess instructors.
Funded by Philadelphia, PA (November 2018)