Date: Thursday, December 22, 2011
Contact: Darius Shirzadi, Executive Director
Project GOAL, Inc.
Phone: 401 258 2300
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Project GOAL has teamed up with the SportsCorps group and Sport and Development Project at Brown University. SportsCorps is made up of students from the Brown community who wish to volunteer for sport for social change initiatives. The students have been transporting to Calcutt Middle School in Central Falls where Project GOAL takes place during the fall and winter months to engage students in both the classroom, as tutors and mentors, and on the soccer pitch as on field coaches. The relationship has also resulted in opportunities for SportsCorps participants to engage in marketing and fundraising for Project GOAL and has provided more individualized help for Project GOAL students.
The primary purpose of SportsCorps @ Brown is to engage and provide the necessary resources to current students on the Brown campus interested in pursuing sport for social change initiatives during the academic school year. SportsCorps @ Brown offers students research, volunteer and fundraising opportunities. Members of SportsCorps @ Brown are provided with training and skills, enabling them to pursue SportsCorps initiatives in schools, health centers and the community during the school year, summer, as well as after they graduate.
The Sport and Development Project at Brown University aims to advance the growing field of sport and social change. The project works with academia and community partners to better understand how sport can be utilized to improve the human condition on a local and global scale.
Project GOAL, Inc. (Greater Opportunity for Athletes to Learn), is an after-school initiative that partners with the Central Falls School Department, SCOPE/Central Falls School District, and Rhode Island College’s M.ED. in Reading program. Project GOAL’s mission is to facilitate the development of New England’s disadvantaged inner city youth through after-school tutoring, health education, and soccer-related programs.
A non-profit 501©3 organization, Project GOAL, Inc., is comprised of professionals from the business, academic, health and soccer communities who support the project in achieving its objectives in creating opportunities for its “GOALie” participants.Project GOAL is an organization supported by Football For Hope™, a founding member of the Urban Soccer Collaborative™ and a North American member representative of the streetfootballworld™ Network based in Berlin, Germany.