Play Rugby is excited to announce the selection of Ashley Allen, program manager, to the Rise Academy for Leaders of Color! 

Developed by Youth INC in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Adelphi University, the program integrates personal leadership development, nonprofit management, community leadership, and a mentor program in a 15-month immersive experience for emerging leaders. 

According to a report by Building Movement Project, BIPOC nonprofit leaders have only received 10% of philanthropic dollars over the past 20 years, despite accounting for 20% of philanthropic leadership. Similarly, BIPOC leaders lack sponsorship relationships at almost twice the rate of white peers and cite a dearth of board support. 

Rise Academy for Leaders of Color opens its virtual doors on July 21, 2021, with an inaugural cohort of ten BIPOC nonprofit leaders: 

We are thrilled for Ashley and grateful to Youth INC for providing this amazing opportunity.