Global Activism: Soccer Giving Local Youth Experience in International Cooperation
Urban Initiatives is an organization that started in the Cabrini Green Housing Project to fill in the gap of extracurricular sports for Chicago Public School children. Sports dans la Ville is an organization doing similar work using soccer in Lyons, France. The groups are partnering to bring kids from Chicago, France and other countries to compete in friendly games in France during the Women’s World Cup this July. For our latest installment of the Global Activism series, Jim Dower, co-Founder & executive director at Urban Initiatives, joins Pascale Remy, head of Global Partnerships Sport dans la Ville, to discuss the crossover.