Soccer, Community, Innovation, Politics (SCIP)

2020 ~ Present | Jon R. Wilcox, Rise Up & Care


The SCIP VIP leverages the beautiful game of soccer and other sports to understand and to accelerate community and youth transformation.  Teams study various forms of innovation, work with local organizations that use soccer to transform youth in the state of Georgia and beyond, produce children’s books and other media, generate resources for community development, create new soccer datasets, host conferences on soccer’s societal impact, and produce media to inspire the world about local superheroes and community leaders.


Issues Involved or Addressed

Global Development, philanthropy, media, leadership, power relations, youth development, neighborhood transformation, leadership, social innovation

Methods and Technologies

  • Working in multinational teams
  • Product design
  • Art directing
  • Film-making
  • Branding
  • Writing
  • Social media
  • Portuguese
  • Web design
  • Illustrating
  • Spanish
  • Passion for soccer

Academic Majors of Interest

  • BusinessGeneral Management
  • ComputingComputational Media
  • DesignIndustrial Design
  • EngineeringIndustrial Engineering
  • Ivan AllenEconomics
  • Ivan AllenHistory, Technology, and Society
  • Ivan AllenInternational Affairs
  • Online MastersAnalytics synchronous
  • Online MastersComputer Science synchronous
  • Other

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Major(s) all:  Background/interest in transforming neighborhoods and youth in the Global South.   Should also appreciate documentary film, children’s books, story-telling.

Major(s) all:  Experience with or willingness to learn social entrepreneurship.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Meeting Location 
Meeting Day 

Team Advisors

Dr. Kirk Bowman
  • International Affairs

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

Jon R. Wilcox, Rise Up & Care

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