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June 2015 All-Star: Street Soccer USA

by Nancy Amestoy | June 29, 2015

“Our mission is to improve health, education, and employment outcomes for the most disadvantaged Americans by using sports to transfer the skills necessary so that they can achieve these outcomes for themselves. We also seek to raise awareness about th...

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June 2015 Newsletter

by Krista Washington | June 24, 2015

IN THE KNOW: JUNE 2015



It's been a busy month so far - a World Cup Watch Party, the release of our ground-breaking study, new grantees announced, and more! Check it out!

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June 23, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION APPOINTS PETER B. LUTHER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced that Peter B. Luther, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Innovations Inc., has been appointed to its board of directors. Mr. Luther joins a board comprised of business and sports luminaries from former U.S. National Team players and Major League Soccer (MLS) executives to leaders in the world of business and government. Read More

June 9, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

NEW YORK RED BULLS, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AND NYC PARKS CUT THE RIBBON ON NEW LOWER EAST SIDE PITCH

The New York Red Bulls, U.S. Soccer Foundation and NYC Parks will cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art mini pitch at the East Side Community High School on the Lower East Side. On Tuesday June 9, 2015, representatives from organizations including the New York Red Bulls, U.S. Soccer Foundation, NYC Parks, as well as elected officials will gather to officially open a new, state-of-the-art, mini-soccer pitch that will provide the community with a safe place to play and learn the game of soccer. Once open, the U.S Soccer Foundation and the Department of Youth and Community Development will provide the Foundation’s Soccer for Success afterschool programming to area youth, a program proven effective at changing health outcomes for youth. Read More

June 8, 2015

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION RELEASES STUDY SHOWING SOCCER FOR SUCCESS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVES YOUTH HEALTH OUTCOMES, AWARDS NEARLY $450,000 IN GRANTS NATIONWIDE

Washington, D.C. – Around the world, soccer bridges divides between countries and communities while capturing the attention of billions of fans each year. Here in the United States, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is working to harness the connective power of soccer to spark social change in under-resourced communities nationwide. The Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States and a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund, today released the results of the “Soccer for Success: Implementation and Impact Evaluation,” which highlights the positive health impact of the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program. In addition, the Foundation today awarded 12 grants totaling over $450,000 in nine states nationwide to enhance soccer-based youth development programs and build more safe places to play. Read More

June 8, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS NEARLY $450,000 TO BENEFIT SOCCER FOR SOCIAL CHANGE NATIONWIDE

Washington, DC - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has awarded 12 grants totaling nearly $ 450,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation. Read More

June 3, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AND EMBASSY OF AUSTRALLIA TO HOST WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON JUNE 8, BENEFITING THE FOUNDATION'S SOCCER FOR SUCCES PROGRAM

In honor of the U.S. Women’s National Team playing Australia’s Matildas in the group stage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, and the Embassy of Australia will co-host a World Cup watch party on June 8, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The evening’s event will include a viewing area at CityCenterDC, where the USA vs. Matildas game will be shown on a large projection screen. In keeping with the spirit of the USA-Australia match-up, guests will have the opportunity to eat delicious food provided by the surrounding D.C. food trucks such as Orange Cow Read More

May 19, 2015 | By NIKE, U.S. Soccer Foundation, U.S. Soccer Federation

NIKE, THE MIA HAMM FOUNDATION, U.S. SOCCER AND THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION TO BRING SOCCER FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM TO EAST LOS ANGELES GIRLS

FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist and former U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player Mia Hamm will be joined by Andrea Perez, North America General Manager of Soccer for Nike, and Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, to announce a partnership to bring the Soccer for Success youth development program to East Los Angeles. Read More


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