CWB: Systems Change with Renata Simril

April 9, 2024 – In the premiere episode of Season Two of Coaching While Black, the hosts chat with Renata Simril, President and CEO of the LA84 Foundation and Play Equity Fund. Renata shares her personal story and how her own experiences led her to run an inspiring platform and community dedicated to bridging gaps in the play equity movement. Watch the episode on our YouTube channel.

As someone who was once that girl in need of more opportunities to play sports, Renata has taken pride in being at the forefront of systems change, providing kids with increased access to sports and play. She continues to serve as a bridge builder throughout the LA community.

Together with the Center for Healing and Justice through Sport (CHJS), Renata and her organizations are on a mission to create a more just, equitable, and healing-centered sports system for all. Tune in as Renata discusses her journey and the important work being done to ensure every child has the chance the experience the transformative power of play.

For more information on LA84 and the Play Equity Fund, visit and Follow Renata Simril on all social accounts @renataangeleno.

Coaching While Black is a podcast of the Center for Healing and Justice through Sport at You can also listen and watch the episodes on our YouTube table @chjsorg. Follow the hosts Chris Reed @h0pedealer and @anthonyandino. Our friend Armond is not on social 🙂


Hosts: Chris Reed, Anthony Andino, and Armond Richards 

Set Design: Art + Contraptions

Director + Editing + Music: Dan Epand and C+D Productions

Producer: Team CHJS

Nothing heals like sport.