Coaches For Action Announces Its First Partnership And Success In Achieving Its Mission To Bring Awareness To Social Justice Issues
21 Minority Assistant Basketball Coaches in the BIG EAST Conference Continue to Make Great Strides in Positively Impacting Social Justice Education, Voter Engagement, and Funding a Collegiate Scholarship
"As CFA observes the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we want to make sure we answer Dr. King's most persistent and urgent question, which is, 'What are you doing for others?' CFA would like to answer this question by creating educational opportunities for the leaders and change agents of the next generation,"
Since its launch last year, CFA has continued to work diligently to impact positive change in social justice education and voter engagement. On August 20, 2020, the BIG EAST Conference announced their support of CFA and approved CFA's call to action to display Black Lives Matter (BLM) patches on both the men's and women's basketball uniforms for the 2020-2021 season. Additionally, prior to the November 2020 election, each program represented in CFA ensured that their respective student-athletes were registered, informed, and prepared to vote. Over 85% of the programs confirmed 100% participation by teams and coaches.
With the season slated to begin in the coming weeks, CFA remains committed to providing a scholarship(
"We are very pleased to partner with Coaches For Action in supporting their efforts to provide quality educational opportunities for underprivileged children to attend a Big East University,"
To join the movement and donate to the Coaches For Action Fund, visit https://www.gofundme.com/
For more information on CFA, visit www.CoachesForAction.com.
COACHES FOR ACTION
Coaches For Action (CFA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit social justice initiative founded by 21 minority Assistant Basketball Coaches in the BIG EAST Conference on a shared mission to use the platform of athletics to educate and bring awareness to social injustices. The initiative's moral calling and purpose is to bring awareness to injustices that impact their student-athletes, fans, and communities. In all, CFA seeks to generate sustainable action plans to eliminate prejudice, discrimination, and oppression against people of color. For more information, visit https://www.coachesforaction.com/