Our History


Building Bridges to Better Health. Better Education. Better Communities.

The Chessmen Club of the North Shore has a our long tradition of providing support to youth and seniors in the community.  As one of the nation’s oldest African American male organizations, the Club is uniquely positioned to empower Black youth to become leaders and contribute positively to their community.   

Since the Club began in 1958,  we have accomplished the following:

  • Provided over $500,000 in scholarships to youth attending college or university.
  • Distributied over 10,000 food baskets feeding over 50,000 people, both seniors and those less fortunate, during the holiday season.
  • Hosted community health forums  and ManUp! events  providing  the community with information on mental health, breast and prostate cancer, diabetes and other health concerns. 

Help us Build Bridges to Better Health, Better Education, and Better Communities.

The Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.  For IRS purposes, all gifts are tax-deductible.