Sport in Society educates and supports 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.
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Recent NewsApril 26, 2013 On March 26th Sport in Society, with the support of New Balance, held the second Networking for Responsible Leadership Forum at the Northeastern Faculty Club. Members from Boston’s sports-based youth development community joined together to share best practices and learn about new growth in the field. Participants in the luncheon had the opportunity to network with their peers, hear from sport-based youth development expert Diana Cutaia, and express their concerns and questions about the growing future of the industry. Read more...
9AM - 5PM
Cabral Center at the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, Northeastern University
“This is about a male culture and how we have a construct that’s wrong. It transcends sport. It’s about how are men going to be held responsible for the way they treat women. We focus almost entirely on how tough they are. We don’t pay nearly enough attention to compassion, to kindness, to respect for women.”
Dan Lebowitz, speaking with the New York Times about the arrests of BU hockey players