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MISSION, VISION, VALUES AND GOALS Print E-mail

 

USCF Mission The USCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people through chess one move at a time.

 

USCF Vision Our vision is to enrich the lives of all persons and communities through increasing the play, study, and appreciation of the game of chess.

 

USCF Core Values


  • Education. Chess is an educational tool aiding in the learning of planning, cause and effect relationships, pattern recognition, and research, all key skills for success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
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  • Customer Service. We strive to be responsive, adaptive and pro-active in providing services to our customers, including all necessary follow through to resolve issues.
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  • Excellence. We recognize the value of excellence both in chess as an activity and the services we provide to our customers.
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  • Communication. We will continually inform and be responsive to our members and customers.
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  • Integrity. We respect and maintain good relationships with our customers and stakeholders as well as the game of chess itself.
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  • Accessibility. Chess can and should be enjoyed by individuals regardless of social or economic status or physical or developmental capability.
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  • Love of the Game. Chess is a historic and iconic game, and we celebrate its history, growth and evolution in our activities and services.
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  • Outreach. We work to extend the knowledge and appreciation of chess.

     

 

 

USCF Goals

 

  • Expand the knowledge, enjoyment and playing of chess to under-represented segments of society (geography, gender, economic status).
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  • Educate children, parents, teachers and school administrators on the benefits of chess as a part of a school curriculum and as an extra-curricular activity.
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  • ‘Grow the game’ by expanding the membership base and increasing the retention of existing members.
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  • Improve the overall strength and security of the USCF as an organization, including improving finances, internal systems and operations and governance.

 

 
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