PeacePlayers United States is proud to announce it is the recipient of a highly competitive grant from the NBA Foundation. This new collaborative partnership will help expand and introduce a robust career advancement component–in Detroit, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn. Funds will help PeacePlayers achieve its overall goal of creating a leadership pipeline of young Black professionals with the mindset, skills and resources to serve as role models in the community and advocate for employment equity while addressing some of the systemic issues that have limited opportunities and advancement in careers of influence.
As PeacePlayers continues to use basketball to help bridge divided communities, partners like the NBA Foundation who commit meaningful resources to the effort show that change is possible when communities band together.
We’re proud to announce 40 new grants totaling $11 million to organizations that are creating employment opportunities, furthering career advancement, and driving greater economic empowerment for Black youth throughout the United States and Canada. pic.twitter.com/tObyAtcvGS— NBA Foundation (@NBAFoundation) April 5, 2022
In order to expand its impact in each city, PeacePlayers U.S. will leverage the partnership with the NBA Foundation to actively engage NBA teams across PeacePlayers U.S. cities to drive deeper community investment and create meaningful opportunities for the teams to engage with the communities where they play.
Since 2017, PeacePlayers has also partnered with Nike, to widen opportunity to sport and leadership development for youth across multiple cities. The three organizations share a vision to create more peaceful and equitable communities through sport.
About the NBA Foundation
The NBA Foundation is the league’s first-ever charitable foundation dedicated to driving economic opportunity for Black youth. The Foundation invests in local and national organizations that promote school-to-career and workforce development opportunities. For more information visit nbafoundation.com.