Community programs

Building Bridges Through Basketball in Chicago in May 2018

The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) has partnered with professional sports leagues, local youth organizations and other partners to share its leadership and education programming with various communities throughout the country.

RISE works with local partners to engage youth, teens and coaches, empowering them to be leaders in addressing matters of racism and discrimination within their teams and communities.

Some of the programs also engage police and sheriff’s departments to help build relationships between youth and law enforcement.