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SWB ASSIST


Celebrating the pass more than the goal, SWB Assist supports partners to advance gender equity and social inclusion worldwide through capacity-building, program design, and strategy consulting.
 

"Sport has the power to change the world"
-Nelson Mandela

At Soccer Without Borders Assist...

 

We Envision

a more inclusive and equitable world, where all youth have the opportunity to reach their inherent potential.

We Believe
that soccer can speak to young people in a way that few other things can, and that, if designed with intention, sport programs can break barriers to access, advance equity and fuel positive youth development.

 

We Aim
to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by sharing what we've learned and collaborating to accelerate and elevate the power of sports programs to affect positive change.

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WHAT WE DO

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CAPACITY-
BUILDING

We provide technical, tactical and process-oriented support to organizations seeking to advance gender equity and create belonging on the pitch, on the sidelines, and in organizations.

  • Workshops and Trainings (Digital & In-person)

  • Personalized Needs Assessments and Action Planning

  • Curriculum Integration and Implementation

  • Cohort-Based Learning

  • Consortium Development & Leadership

DESIGN & STRATEGY CONSULTING

We leverage what we've learned from 16 years of direct service work to support our partners to advance their own strategic goals through program design and launch, content creation, and expansion strategy.

  • New Program Development

  • Multiple Stakeholder Design Initiatives

  • Tool Adaptation & Development

  • Program Structure Consultations

EXCHANGES & COLLECTIVE IMPACT INITIATIVES

We facilitate and contribute to collaborative initiatives and advocacy efforts to increase information-sharing, elevate best practices, raise awareness, and deepen cross-cultural understanding.

  • Summit Convening & Facilitation

  • Committee & Advisory Group Participation & Leadership

  • Hosting Cross-Cultural & Sports Diplomacy Exchanges

  • Thematic Campaign Activation & Participation

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Gender Equity Accelerators

"As a cohort, it was good for us to create our own plans and then come together to share ideas of what else might work at our individual programs.”

- Kat Sipes & Erin O'Brien

The Global Goal 5 Accelerator is advancing gender equality on the pitch, on the sidelines, in organizations, and in the media. Each accelerator brings together a cohort of organizations regionally to build girls’ participation, advance pipelines and pathways for female coaches, elevate female leaders, and change perceptions in our communities.

Switch The Pitch

"Switch the Pitch is a much-needed initiative in the soccer space to help create a more inclusive and anti-racist environment for players of all ages. Its action-oriented approach to educating players and coaches across the youth game is going to revolutionize the way we learn to combat racism in our sport.”

- Naomi Girma, San Diego Wave & USWNT

Interactive and experiential, Switch the Pitch is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for coaches and youth players to take action to make the game and the world more inclusive and equitable for all.

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OUR ASSISTS

Celebrating the passes we've made across 37 countries, supporting more than 100 organizations to advance their social inclusion and gender equality goals.

Hover over an click the images to learn more about our most recent projects.