About the Grantee
310 Eighth Street Suite 300, Oakland, CA, 94607-4253, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for ongoing evaluation and expansion of Coaching Corps’ sports programs for underserved youth
Coaching Corps represents a network of volunteer coaches, mentors, and role models in after-school sports programs supporting underserved youth. The Corps uses sports as a means to improve educational and life outcomes by building confidence, discipline, self-control, teamwork skills, and physical fitness. Coaching Corps began its work in California, and now seeks to expand its efforts nationally. A grant from Hewlett would support the Corps’ expansion and improve its evidence base by (1) building a new assessment tool using mobile technology and (2) implementing this tool on a pilot basis using volunteers to gather the relevant assessment data.
for general operating support
Team-Up for Youth (TUFY) (Oakland, CA) was founded in 2002 to expand and improve after-school sports opportunities for low-income youth. Since then, the organization has developed a strong track record of success throughout the greater Bay Area with its programs, Coaching Corps and Team-Up for Girls, and its advocacy efforts. Both Coaching Corps and Team-Up for Girls connect California's colleges and universities to after-school programs in low-income communities by recruiting, training, and placing students as mentor coaches. A general operating support grant would allow TUFY to bring these two programs to scale statewide, and ultimately, nationally. In addition, the organization will continue to train community-based organizations to create and improve their sports programs in ways that impact educational and health outcomes for youth. (Tie-off, $150,000/1; 4.41% of organizational budget)