Project Fighting Chance

"Boxing is what we do.  Community is who we are."

"Project Fighting Chance works to find the best in you, we refine your strengths and challenge your weakness to make you a better athlete and an even better human being."  Ian Franklin, CEO 


Project Fighting Chance (est 1999) an active youth program located at historic The Home of Neighborly Service features:


  • Nationally ranked championship amateur boxing.
  • Afterschool enrichment dedicated to the social-emotional needs of youth ages 8 - 18.
  • Trauma-informed service provider serving inner-city San Bernardino and surrounding areas.
  • Certified healthy meal food provider for food insecure youth and families.
  • Provider of mentoring, homework assistance, behavior modification and performing arts enrichment programs.
  • Has assisted, trained and mentored nearly 6000 youth in fitness, aggression diversion and healthy living.


Project Fighting Chance is the 2020 California Nonprofit of The Year and a thriving youth and community valued resource working with families, school districts, municipalities, business partners and multiple like-minded community partners to reduce childhood violence, aggression and trauma + food insecurity through the disciplines of amateur boxing, social-emotional learning, mental wellness and civic engagement best practices.


Our Mission is to function as a viable safe space and trauma resilience support system for youth and young adults, at-risk, while assisting them to become positive contributing members of society. 


Learn more about Project Fighting Chance programs.


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