About Atlanta, Our Home

It was 2013 when Boy With a Ball Global found a new home in metro Atlanta, a city unique in its identity. Atlanta, known as the city in the forest, home to the world’s largest airport, a major film industry, a place for artists, for athletes, for families, for many, became home to us, too. […]

For the Young People of Historic Dorchester

There were once eight people in the Boston neighborhood of Historic Dorchester when it was founded in 1630. This small group of Puritans were key figures in the founding of the nation. Dorchester, too, carried it’s significance and continued on to become Boston’s largest and most populous neighborhood, spanning six square miles and producing a […]

Remembering Josh

Honoring the Life of Josh Woodruff, Key Member of BWAB Community Joshua Parker Woodruff first came to Boy With a Ball as a recent high school graduate waiting to attend Harvard University. He emerged from the San Jose, Costa Rica airport with golden hair, a million watt smile and a duffle bag filled with macaroni […]

A Different Kind of Gift

On Atlanta’s West side, a young woman gripped by a world of pleasure, fast money, and exotic dancing stands at the door to the room in which she sleeps and works. She’s come back from ending her second pregnancy. She teeters on an edge. On one side, the path stretches far, spirals downward. It grows […]

The Dentists Who Fix Teeth & Lift Hearts

BOY WITH A BALL TEAMS AGAIN WITH MICHIGAN DENTAL MINISTRY TO PROVIDE CLINIC IN MANAGUA On Saturday, April 4, 2015, Boy With a Ball staff members Jamie Johnson, Anna Currie and Joy Sheraden will travel to Managua, Nicaragua to meet a Michigan-based dental ministry led by Ed and Sue Liebenthal and Tom Kasten and to […]

The Story of Two Girls and a Slum

THE POWERFUL STORY OF CATA, GLORI, KARLA AND THE PRECARIO In San Jose, Costa Rica, like so many places in the world, wealthy, powerful people do not spend time in high-risk, high-poverty neighborhoods. So on a Saturday morning in 2008, when Glori and Cata, students at Costa Rica’s finest private school, volunteered with Boy With […]

A Small Family Making a Big Impact

HOW AN ARCHITECT, A LAWYER AND A LITTLE BOY ARE TRANSFORMING NICARAGUA Life is a little different for Erlin and Yovel Alvarez and their little boy, Andrew. They live between two volcanoes on an island in Nicaragua filled with mangoes, large pigs and horse-drawn carriages. Yet they are leading a team of high-impact leaders who […]