At Southern New Hampshire University, we’ve aligned ourselves with sports leagues, teams and properties that share our values. We’ve pledged to work with these organizations to enrich their communities through education and innovative thinking, as well as create experiential benefits for our students.
Major League Soccer showcases talent at the highest professional levels with 20 clubs across the U.S. and Canada. As the league's Official Education Partner, SNHU helps MLS players and staff achieve their goals with flexible online education and provides internship and other educational opportunities for students. The relationship also emphasizes community-based initiatives aimed at supporting youth programs, local charities and the military in major cities. Among these is the 20 for 20 Mini-Pitch Initiative, which aims to build 20 mini soccer fields in underserved city neighborhoods.
The Boston Celtics are one of the most successful professional sports teams in the country. Off the court, they also have a strong desire to make an impact on the lives of those in the community. With the same vision and as the Celtics’ Official Education Partner, SNHU collaborates with the team on initiatives that create access to education for those who may not otherwise have it. In particular, the partnership builds computer labs in underserved schools throughout the region, as well as develops career-networking support for veterans facing the challenge of transitioning to the civilian workplace.