ABOUT 3POINT: VISION, MISSION & GOALS

3POINT SENIOR LEADERSHIP

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Neil Jacobs 

President and Founder

Neil is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of 3Point. Neil is a retired partner of Wilmerhale law firm and served as outside team council for the Boston Celtics for over 30 years. Throughout his career, Neil has been involved in numerous education and basketball programs for youth.

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Vahsaun Givans

Chief Operations Officer

Vahsaun was born and raised in Cambridge, MA as a first-generation college student having received his undergraduate degrees in sport management and communications. Vahsaun is a strong advocate for youth development, having worked at many non-profits in the Greater Boston Area, such as City Year and Boys & Girls Clubs. Always striving for more, Vahsaun recently received his M.Ed. from Boston College via the Donovan Program for Urban Educators. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, playing sports, and investing to achieve his ultimate goal of generational wealth.

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Joan Arches PhD

Director of Academics

Dr. Joan Arches, LICSW, is Professor Emerita at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her work focuses on social justice connecting theory with practice in the relationship between universities, schools, and communities promoting the pipeline to higher education, positive youth development, and social emotional learning with underserved youth. She has been designing and implementing curriculum and programs connecting University students with youth in the Boston Public Schools for the past 25 years. 

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Claude Pritchard

Director of Athletics 

Claude’s career in basketball as an athlete, coach, trainer and entrepreneur spans over 30 years. He specializes in development and training of NBA, NBDL, ABA, NCAA, NJCAA & AAU athletes. Claude is enormously respected in the basketball community in Boston. 

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Keith McDermott

Director of Development

Keith is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in athletics as a collegiate and post collegiate track & field athlete, coach and college administrator. Keith’s commitment to leveraging resources using athletics, education and civic engagement are core ingredients to his professional history. For his efforts, Keith was appointed by three different governors to the Massachusetts Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports. Keith is the former Director of the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center and is now also the Assistant Director of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA).