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  • Soccer Without Borders

Building Bridges through Sports

As the 2016 Lipman Family Prize winner from the McNulty School of Leadership at the Wharton School of Business, Soccer Without Borders was recently featured in a video and podcast on Knowledge@Wharton.

The Wharton website reads:

"Each year, the University of Pennsylvania awards one organization the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize in recognition of great leadership and innovation in creating positive social impact. The 2016 winner is Soccer Without Borders. Chosen from among over 170 applicants from around the globe, this organization uses the world’s most popular sport as a jumping off point to create programs that help turn around the lives of at-risk youth in the U.S. and abroad.

Mike Useem, professor of management and director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at Wharton, sat down with Soccer Without Borders co-founder Mary McVeigh to discuss the network they are building to help young people — many of them refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants, and most of them young women — get educated, break down barriers and find success in life."

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