The BASE is re-imagining pathways to success for urban youth.

The BASE operates a premier national urban youth training academy which combines sports and academic opportunities with a methodology that cultivates excellence, belief and love. We are making the invisible, visible and shining a spotlight on the limitless potential of our young people.

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Imagine…

If every black and brown child growing up in urban America believes they can achieve greatness regardless of the uncertainty they live with…

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Imagine…

If all sectors mobilize their best efforts and resources to create multiple pathways for success for urban youth that are relevant and contextualized for them to realize their fullest potential…

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What if…

The BASE is able to shift mindsets so that urban youth are considered one of our nation’s greatest untapped assets…

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Batter Up: Darla Pires DeGrace, Co-Chair, Women’s Leadership Council
Batter Up: Darla Pires DeGrace, Co-Chair, Women’s Leadership Council

Batter Up: Darla Pires DeGrace, Co-Chair, Women’s Leadership Council Raised by a single mother in Cambridge public housing, Darla Pires DeGrace earned degrees from Emmanuel College and Simmons College on her way to holding a variety of high-level jobs in higher education and diversity recruitment. She currently serves as City Year’s Director of National Diversity

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Batter up: Todd Prince, coach, Jackie Robinson West
Batter up: Todd Prince, coach, Jackie Robinson West

(Coach Bill, Coach Antwan, and Coach Todd Prince) Todd Prince is a Chicago-area real estate appraiser and volunteer coach with the Jackie Robinson West baseball program, where he’s been working with student-athletes for nearly 20 years on Chicago’s South Side. Q. What does participating in the Urban Classic mean for you and your ballplayers? A.

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2016 Alumni Game
2016 Alumni Game

On Aug. 12, three dozen current and former Astros met at Boston English HS for the BASE’s annual alumni game. This year’s contest honored their late Astros teammate Angel Oller, who passed away one year ago. Prior to the game, players and coaches gathered near the mound and observed a moment of silence for Angel,

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What people are saying...

What people are saying...

If I want my son to be a citizen of the world, he needs to play for The BASE.

ParentBASE Student-Athlete
What people are saying...

Both of our organizations believe in education, empowerment, and creating a better Boston.

Brian BicknellDean of Academics, Ben Franklin Institute of Technology
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The BASE is teaching urban kids to win.

Alan KhazeiCo-founder of City Year and Be the Change
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