Mission


Inspire young people to live healthier, happier, and more connected lives.

Vision


Energize the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and influencers.

The DiverseCity Concept

Health and Physical Education

We emphasize the value and benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle through physical instruction and sports programs.

Social-Emotional Learning

We highlight the fundamental values of tolerance, integrity, respect, and happiness.

Bringing Worlds Together

We promote peace and understanding by including young people from all walks of life.

Our Story

DiverseCity began as a way to bridge divides among fractured communities. In 2007, Michael Fratangelo and Greg Rosnick were college students and basketball players who sought to link their passion for sports and education in a meaningful way. The result was a summer basketball program that connected kids from West Philadelphia with kids from suburban Philadelphia.

DiverseCity grew from its flagship program in Philadelphia to five more cities over the following eleven years, reaching over 3500 young athletes in the process. The initial project has served as the springboard for future programs in the Middle East, which will continue to bring together young people of different nationalities, races, religions, and socioeconomic status.