• VLC to Tackle Women’s Rights & Policy

    March 15, 2016. The Virtual Learning Community is Coaches Across Continents’ latest innovative strategic resource in our sport for social impact partnerships and to provide education for a changing world. The Virtual Learning Community (or VLC) is a series of specially designed monthly webinars that focus on key topics that allow for capacity building among sport for social impact organizations. Launched in January, the response has been wildly successful, being utilized by our partners across five continents. Hosted by CAC on a platform by Edudip, the VLC allows CAC to give presentations on critical issues, interact with participants, release videos, and obtain real-time monitoring and evaluation feedback.

    Originally open to members of our current partner programs, Coaches Across Continents is now proud to open this opportunity to any coach or organizational representative who is interested in sport for development. This growth will ultimately impact tens of millions of children in hundreds of countries, including war-torn areas or organizations not yet working with CAC.

    The next VLC will occur on March 23rd (9 AM EST, USA or 8 PM EST, USA) and is the most ambitious topic to date: creating gender equity policies for Women’s Rights specific to local communities. The webinar will delve into the existing CAC Women’s Rights policy, based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and then move towards working with participants to adopt, adapt, and then create their own women’s rights and gender equity policies for use in their own communities. Hosted by Dr. Judith Gates, Chief Executive Brian Suskiewicz, and sustainability strategist Adam Burgess, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

    If you are interested in attending and participating in the next VLC (March 23nd), please contact us at:  

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  • VLC Launches with Great Success

    January 28, 2016.  Coaches Across Continents latest strategic resource launched with great success this past Tuesday.  The Virtual Learning Community (VLC) is a series of monthly webinars that focus on key topics and issues that will specifically benefit sport for social impact organizations and individuals all over the world.  The first webinar, which was offered at two different times during the day to accommodate our partners across all time zones, had participants from five continents: South America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.  Though our partnerships, over 500,000 children will be impacted from the increased knowledge, organizational development, and sport for social impact education provided through our partner organizations and coaches.

    The Virtual Learning Community is hosted by CAC on the Edudip platform.  This allows for group interaction of hundreds of participants at any one time, including video interface, presentation displays, and whiteboard capabilities.  In addition, during the inaugural VLC webinar CAC took the opportunity to release two new short documentaries.  These world premier video shorts outline our Hat-Trick Initiative and our Chance to Choice partnership pathways.  The webinar wrapped up with a Question and Answer session that greatly outweighed our expectations with dozens of questions on individuals and groups looking to increase their knowledge.  Most notably three new groups expressed strong interest in our ASK for Chance pathway which is part of our commitment to action through the Clinton Global Initiative as well as personal inquiries into our Community Impact Coach Program and our Online Education Program.

    At Coaches Across Continents we focus all our partnerships on developing unique pathways, using our strategic resources.  The goal is to mentor community partners in organizational development and sport for social impact education.  The VLC is a tremendous tool that will allow us to increase both the scope of our reach as well as improve the depth of each partnership.  With strong joint communication, our partnerships will develop 365 days a year, impacting hundreds of thousands of children’s lives through tens of thousands of coaches in our 30+ countries.  We are building a true network among sport for development organizations.

    In the coming weeks and months, the VLC will continue to expand to include interested sport for development organizations in places where we have not yet been able to operate due to safety reasons such as groups that are operating in conflict zones or war-torn areas.  It will also allow us to serve organizations who, due to financial constraints, we have not officially partnered with as the demand for CAC partnerships far outweighs our capacity.  Presently we have requests from nearly 400 organizations in 85 countries to work with CAC as a full Hat-Trick Initiative partner.

    The VLC joins other CAC strategic resources such as our year-round mentorship, CIC program, Online Education Program, curriculum development, On-Field training, joint funding opportunities, and much more.  Each community partner now has the ability to create their own unique pathway from our strategic resources to best serve the needs of their own organization and community.  For more information on the VLC, please email us at

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    Coaches Across Continents’ Virtual Learning Community will impact hundreds of thousands of children around the world!