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Jerusalem April 2019

Catching up with Chad Ford: From ESPN to “Dangerous Love”

This blog post was written by PeacePlayers’ Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Mandy Murphy. ________________________________ “Aloha!”, you can almost feel the gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean and the warmth of sunshine as you listen to the soothing voice of Chad Ford welcome listeners on the podcast for his new book that he has been

While Hoops Are Taken Down, PeacePlayers Brooklyn Building Communities Back Up

“The emotional support that PeacePlayers’ coaches provide to myself and other youth in the program is unquantifiable.” – Javonn Islar, PeacePlayers youth leader. New York is at the center of a global crisis. As a safety measure, basketball hoops are being taken down all over the Brownsville neighborhood, and residents are encouraged to stay in

PeacePlayers Unites Virtually for IDSDP

Each year, April 6th is recognized as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). Established by the United Nations, this holiday signifies the unique role that sport plays in our communities. The day serves to recognize those organizations and individuals who are using sport to improve our communities and advance “human rights,

Sitting Down with the new Director of PeacePlayers Baltimore, LaToya Fisher!

This blog post is by Max Mancher, PeacePlayers’ Development and Communications Manager _____ PeacePlayers recently took another step in building our team across the United States by hiring LaToya Fisher as Director of PeacePlayers Baltimore. LaToya enters her role with a wealth of experience as she previously served as an international fellow with our PeacePlayers

2019 PeacePlayers Highlights

PeacePlayers Hosts First-Ever Regional Friendship Games This past summer, PeacePlayers sites around the world held their regional Friendship Games – comprised of an array of basketball and peace-building activities for young leaders (like Sarii) – preparing them for PeacePlayers’ inaugural Friendship Games being held in Israel, August 2020. Coach Breslin Speaks at Generations for Peace

PeacePlayers Jerusalem All-Stars basketball team with Chamique Holdsclaw

Game On!

In case you missed it on our social media platforms yesterday, read this powerful blog post about our programs in the Middle East, published on The Times of Israel by Nancy Strichman. Dr. Strichman teaches graduate courses in evaluation and strategic thinking at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has a masters degree in International

PeacePlayers MLK Recap!

Over MLK weekend, January 18-21, PeacePlayers’ U.S. programs held our 3rd annual MLK Day celebrations honoring MLK’s legacy, our local youth and community partners, and the power of sport to unite communities.  We celebrated the events under the theme: “Dream. Believe. Unite.” At each site, our youth heard from inspiring leaders in the community and

In the Final Week of Nike’s Register Campaign, Learn About Marathon Kids!

Through the end of this month, Nike stores across the country are inviting shoppers to learn about three of their partner organizations and to donate $1 or more to these nonprofits dedicated to improving their communities through sport.  While PeacePlayers and Girls Inc are two of the partners, we wanted to highlight, Marathon Kids, as