Free Chess Lessons

Every Wednesday 3:00-4:30pm

HOPE Community Services

HOPE Community Service
50 Washington Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(Click here for Google Map)

HOPE Kitchen

According to studies:

  • Chess boosts brain power in kids
  • Chess sharpens critical thinking skills
  • Chess enhances arithmetical skills
  • Chess hones verbal skills
  • Chess improves IQ
  • Chess boosts emotional intelligence & psycho-social skills

Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Napoleon Bonaparte, Winston Churchill, Will Smith, Bono, and Madonna were or are avid chess players. Tennis legend and six-time Grand Slam singles champion Boris Becker said:

“I used to prepare for my tennis matches by playing chess, and it would get my mind stimulated and focused before going on court. It was essentially a mental warm-up.”

In an interview with The Harvard Business Review, former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov said:

There is nothing cute or charming about chess; it is a violent sport, and when you confront your opponent you set out to crush his ego. The world chess masters with whom I have competed over the years nearly all share my belief that chess is a battleground on which the enemy has to be vanquished. This is what it means to be a chess player, and I cannot imagine that it is very different from what it takes to be a top-ranked CEO.

The Food Bank for Westchester estimates 200,000 County residents are hungry, or are at risk of hunger. More than half are seniors and one-third are children. HOPE Community Services ( in New Rochelle, NY is the largest pantry/soup kitchen in Westchester County. HOPE also has a program that helps low income families access entitlements, find jobs, health care and substance abuse treatment.

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