City Walking Tour

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A unique walking tour of the City with time to enjoy lunch and shopping too! Maximize your sightseeing with this exceptional tour.

Chess Girls DC is Impacting Girls


What if every girl approached decisions confidently and strategically?

The mission of Chess Girls DC 501c3 nonprofit organizations is to build the confidence of girls using chess as a tool. Chess Girls DC was launched in response to scientific evidence that self -confidence plays a tremendous role in a girl’s approach to academics and higher level thinking. Scientific studies show that confidence in one’s abilities has a significant impact on learning and performance on many levels. Confidence in one’s ability, determines how well students motivate themselves and persevere in the face of adversity.

Chess Girls DC in partnership with Ben's Chili Bowl Scholarship Foundation is focused on creating more resources for Girls to afford to attend university.


Chess Girls DC and Ben's Chili Bowl Foundation Missions Aligned

The Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation was founded to provide service to the community and the neighborhoods in which we live. The Foundation contributes by engaging in community projects through out the year at various locations around the city. 

The Foundation also raises funds from individuals and corporations,

enabling organizations such as Chess Girls DC 501c3 Nonprofit organization to provide more resources to assist students with college tuition.


You make a difference

Join Chess Girls DC and Ben's Chili Bowl Foundation in our goal to award 5 financially challenged high school senior girls in Washington, DC who play Chess with $5000 each to assist with their college tuition.

Chess Girls DC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations directed to the scholarship fund for girls who play Chess will be a tremendous push towards our goal of providing more resources for  senior high school girls who play chess to afford to attend college. 

Whether you help through monetary donations, gifts in kind, volunteering your time or through word-of-mouth , spreading the news about our program, We could not accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. Thank you. 

Best of 2018-2019 Chess Girls DC


The 2018 All Girls Representative for Washington, DC and 2019 Mid Atlantic 4th Grade Champion

10 year old Ayah has been a member of Chess Girls DC for 4 years. Chess Girls DC assists her with coaching and 

travel to national tournaments.


2018 Mid Atlantic Regional Chess Tournament in Washington, DC

71 Girls from around the region participated


2017 Mid Atlantic All Girls Tournament in Washington, DC

Girls traveled from six states to enjoy friendly competition.

Golf Committee

Kamal Ali, Co- Chair

Ben's Chili Bowl Foundation

Rob Ramson, Co-Chair

Community Engagement, Chess Girls DC

Robin Ramson, Executive Director

 Chess Girls DC 501c3 Nonprofit Organization

Sandy Milligan, Tournament Director

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Making an impact on Girls using Chess