Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality
We are a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations.
Through partnerships and programs, we inspire leaders in sports to create positive change on matters of race and equality.
We work with athletes, coaches and administrators at every level to equip them with the knowledge and tools to address matters of racism, prejudice, diversity and inclusion.
Our leadership programs build skills and create safe spaces to have difficult conversations. We cover topics such as identity, implicit bias, racial ideology and athlete activism and teach perspective taking, empathy, and conflict resolution.
We empower athletes and sports leaders to become effective advocates for change.
With a remarkable ability to transcend societal differences, the sports community can provide an essential influence to improve racial equity in our country. We create unique opportunities for athletes, coaches and staff to learn and amplify their voices.
We inspire fans across the country through in-person and virtual experiences that raise awareness, evoke empathy and encourage action.
Fans are encouraged by their favorite teams and players to join our movement to improve race relations in our country.
Champions of Change
Explore our virtual Champions of Change experience to learn about the historic intersection of sport and social justice, hear firsthand stories from athletes and become a leader for racial equity.Explore
You have the power to make a difference. Why not start today?
Listen to Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast
Our latest episode features Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Community Relations Blayre Holmes Davis and Youth Football and Player Relations Manager Mike Marchinsky. With new episodes every other Tuesday, Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast gives athletes and leaders in sports a platform to tell their stories and share their perspectives on matters of race, social justice and diversity, equity & inclusion in sports.Listen Now
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