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 NewsOctober 31, 2013 On Tuesday, October 15th The Center for the Study of Sport in Society expanded their highly successful panel discussions to the Old Colony YMCA community in Norfolk County. Recognizing the growth of the sport based youth development network in the South Shore, The Center for the Study of Sport in Society brought industry experts Dr. Justine Siegal, Diana Cutaia and Dr. Jen Mead to discuss how to increase female participation in sports. Read more...
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“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