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The only thing greater than sport is the spirit that rises from it.


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.

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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.



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.

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Take Action.

You have the power to make a difference. Why not start today?



Take the RISE Pledge to end racism — I PLEDGE to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. I will speak out, RISE up and be a Champion of Change.

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Start your education now with our self-guided Digital Learning Series. Explore our educational modules to learn how to facilitate our interactive curriculum. View our glossary of race-related terms and concepts to support discussions.

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All of us have the power to make a difference. Through our nonpartisan RISE to Vote, we empower the sports community to be civically engaged and use their voice at the ballot box and beyond.

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Listen to Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast

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.


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