Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, New York, USA

PeacePlayers unites divided communities through the sport of basketball.

In the U.S., historical divides driven by race and geography have created an inequitable society. PeacePlayers is working with our partners at Nike to develop a network of young leaders across the United States who come together across community divides and become catalysts in building a more peaceful and equitable society.

In Brooklyn, PeacePlayers operates in the Brownsville neighborhood, which has the largest concentration of public housing in the Americas and is a community divided due to ongoing issues among residents that span generations. PeacePlayers Brooklyn is working to create safe spaces through basketball for youth from across Brownsville to build relationships and become advocates for change in their community.

Read more below about our recent efforts to maintain connections with our youth during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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

Local Partners

  • Nike NYC
  • 3 Black Cats Café
  • CBEDC (Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation)
  • The Dream Big Foundation
  • The Brooklyn Nets
  • Humble Development basketball training
  • Brownsville Community Justice Center
  • NYC Parks & Rec Department
  • NYC Dept of Youth & Community Development
  • NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)
  • NYPD Housing – Public Service Area (PSA) 2
  • United Brownsville Cornerstone League
  • Medgar Evers College
  • The Kinnon Group
  • Universe City

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Contact

Sally Nnamani, PeacePlayers BK Program Director
snnamani@peaceplayers.org