CAC’s 2015: A Year In Review!
April 26th 2016. Coaches Across Continents is delighted to present our Annual Review 2015! This incredible document, developed with the Taiji Brand Group, brings our record-breaking 2015 to life. It details the highlights of our year from developing our ASK for Choice curriculum as a Clinton Global Initiative member to the inspirational work of our partners on key global days such as Peace Day. The review provides more information on some of our community partnerships which address topics such as disaster recovery in Nepal, refugees in Uganda and child rights in Brazil.
This year we are giving twenty lucky CAC supporters the chance to win an ultra-durable One World Futbol. All you have to do is read the Annual Review and complete this simple questionnaire (Hint: if you don’t know the answers you can find them in our Annual Review 2015!). Anyone who answers the questions correctly will be entered into the draw to win!
Once again here is the Annual Review 2015.
And click here for the form and a chance to win a One World Futbol.
We want to thank each and everyone of you for your ongoing support of Coaches Across Continents. We hope you enjoy reading this review as much as we enjoyed doing the work!
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.
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 .
Virtual Learning Community: Education for a Changing World
January 19, 2016. Coaches Across Continents is proud to announce a revolutionary idea in our sport for social impact partnerships; the creation of our Virtual Learning Community. The Virtual Learning Community (VLC) will consist of mentorship to our partner organizations and coaches around the world through a series of monthly webinars. These webinars will address key developmental issues to help the partner program design, develop and implement their sport for social impact initiatives and build sustainability. VLC topics will include Child Protection, Female Rights’ and Policy implementation, Business and Strategic Consulting, and more and will commence next week.
“The Virtual Learning Community is a bold step forward in our approach in providing year-round organizational development with our partner organizations, and will allow CAC to have a greater impact through sport globally.” – Brian Suskiewicz, Chief Executive Strategist
The VLC allows Coaches Across Continents to continue our mentorship of partner communities in organizational development and sport for social impact education. The VLC joins our existing initiatives such as our Online Education Program and Community Impact Coach Program as we continue to provide education for a changing world. It will provide opportunities for unique partnership pathways as organizations utilize our various strategic resources, which will empower communities to question harmful traditional, religious, and cultural practices; responsibly choose their own futures; and create sustainable change.
Since 2008 Coaches Across Continents has worked in 37 countries with 295 implementing community partner programs and 2,479 member partner programs. Overall, we have educated and certified 13,685 community coaches and directly impacted 1,157,548 young people. In 2016, the Virtual Learning Community will allow us to better impact our partnerships, as well as expand to new areas and regions that are currently inaccessible in the present political climate.
“We live in a time of extraordinary change — change that’s reshaping the way we live, the way we work, our planet and our place in the world. It’s change that promises amazing medical breakthroughs, but also economic disruptions that strain working families. It promises education for girls in the most remote villages, but also connects terrorists plotting an ocean away. It’s change that can broaden opportunity, or widen inequality. And whether we like it or not, the pace of this change will only accelerate.” – Barack Obama, 2016 State of the Union Address