The “Other India”

By Anjali Ramakrishnan I knew from the minute I got the email saying I was accepted and invited to join Team Crossover, it would be “good experience”. After all, not many 14 year olds get the opportunity to travel to … Continue reading →

A Lifechanging Experience With Crossover

By AJ Matthew Excitement roars throughout the roof as I am finally headed back to India after so many years. Words cannot explain the excitement that was built up for this trip.

Beyond the Ball: The 4 Pillars of Crossover Education

By: Kelly Mara Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King, Jr.  As much as I enjoy the game of basketball, I probably would have opted out of a volunteer opportunity to travel across … Continue reading →

An Unexpected Education

By Kiran Shastri Week one in Chennai with team crossover has concluded. The weekend relaxation was much needed to refuel our minds and bodies for another full week with these amazing and energetic kids. Week one tested every aspect possible … Continue reading →

3 Years of Crossover Academy: Reflecting on Change

By Kasey Hartung Now that I am finally back in my “home away from home” for year three of Crossover Academy, I can’t help but notice the differences from year one and appreciate the things that have stayed the same … Continue reading →

The Root of Success

By Anjali Ramakrishnan When I thought about the Hoops Creating Hope program in the months leading up to this summer, I imagined I would be helping to educate marginalized children in Chennai using basketball as an educational tool. And it … Continue reading →

Taking A Shot At Hope

By Sailesh Tummala As I stepped out of our air-conditioned house in southern Chennai, and on to our bus with the privileged American International School badge on it, I had no idea what to expect. I’ve heard the stories from my family and … Continue reading →

What Hope Means to Me

By Anjali Ramakrishnan Crossover Basketball uses the specific term of creating hope because little things, like making a basket or solving a math problem are the building blocks of a hopeful future. It’s a reminder they are capable of success … Continue reading →

The Surprising Thing About Hope

By Devin Bramhall Hope to me speaks to the core of our mission: we’re teaching children that there are greater possibilities for them in the future by teaching them the skills they will need to achieve those great goals. It’s not … Continue reading →

What it Means to Create Hope

By AJ Mathew Hope – a universal symbol of a desire for something or a certain thing to happen. I believe Crossover intentionally uses the term “Creating Hope” because that is our goal with the kids and communities we will … Continue reading →

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