For nearly 30 years, Sport in Society has used the power and appeal of sport to create positive social change. Due to its central place in society, the visibility and stature of athletes, and the extent to which its worldwide audience cuts across gender, race, and socioeconomic lines, sport can bridge cultural gaps, resolve conflict, and educate people in a way that few other activities can. Over the course of our history, we have connected the world of sport with social-justice-driven research, education, and advocacy.
We educate and support emerging leaders and organizations within sport with the awareness, knowledge and skills to implement innovative and impactful solutions for social change. Topical areas of work include: leadership, healthy development, diversity and inclusion, violence prevention, community building, community service, and civic engagement.
We achieve our mission through socially responsible leadership education and professional development, consulting and capacity building.
Recent NewsJune 09, 2014 On May 22nd The Center for the Study of Sport in Society held “Children First: Helping Staff Identify and Address Safety Issues”, the final panel discussion of this year’s Boston Learning from Boston series. Our panelists included Sport in Society’s Director of Training and Curriculum Jarrod Chin, Executive Director of Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Bryan Van Dorpe, and Teens Lead @ Work Program Coordinator Colleen Armstrong. Read more...
"This is an issue of men’s violence against women, not just football players being too violent. This is about the way we acculturate young boys in this country and our whole view of manhood. How do we make a healthier sport, and how do we make a healthier construct of manhood?"
Dan Lebowitz, speaking with Reuters about the Jovan Belcher tragedy