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March 2015 All-Star: Soccer for Success Participant Giovanni Banks

by Nancy Amestoy | March 13, 2015

Player: Giovanni Banks
Age: 8
Organization: JT Dorsey Foundation
Soccer for Success Site: Kensington Soccer Collaborative 

Before Gio Banks joined Soccer for Success, run in partnership with the JT Dorsey Foundation, he had never played soccer. Gio’s dad...

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Back in the Game

by Alex Bard | March 9, 2015

You wouldn’t know it from the constant snow and ice, but here in Washington, DC we are getting ready for the start of the soccer season! With over 40 program operators this spring, the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program is gearing up for its large...

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March 13, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

NEW YORK RED BULLS, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, AND NYC PARKS BREAK GROUND ON NEW MINI-PITCH AT LOWER EAST SIDE PLAYGROUND

The New York Red Bulls, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and NYC Parks will make an official announcement of a collaboration to provide both critical afterschool programming and a safe place to play for New York City youth. New York Red Bulls leadership and players, U.S. Soccer Foundation leadership, the NYC Parks Commissioner, along with representatives from the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), East Side Community High School, Sport Court and University Settlement, will break ground on a Sport Court mini-pitch that will be built through this collaboration. Read More

February 19, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

HELLAS CONSTRUCTION AND U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION IMPACT OVER 30,000 CHILDREN IN FIRST YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, and Hellas Construction, today announced that in the first year of their partnership, they have provided a safe place to play to over 30,000 children in cities across the nation. Read More

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

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS NEARLY $1,300,000 TO BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER IN COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has awarded 31 grants totaling nearly $1,300,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation – an increase of over $800,000 in grants awarded in the previous grant cycle. Read More

January 28, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, KaBOOM! AND DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP AWARD OVER $100,000 IN GRANTS TO BUILD SAFE PLACES TO PLAY

WASHINGTON, DC, January, 28 2015 – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, KaBOOM!, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) today announced the 2014 Let’s Play Mini Pitch grant recipients, totaling over $100,000 in funding to install hard-surface mini soccer pitches in communities across the country. These mini pitches will provide safe places for children in underserved and under resourced communities to play, to learn and to grow through the game of soccer. Read More

January 6, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT FROM OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has received an award of $1 million in funding over two years from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The Foundation was one of eight organizations selected to receive funding under the “Group Mentoring” category for the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year. The grant will be used to support the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program in six cities nationwide. Read More

November 24, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES TWO-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH KWIK GOAL

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced a two-year corporate partnership with Kwik Goal, one of the largest manufacturers of soccer goals and field equipment in the country. The two organizations will partner to bring the game of soccer to children, in urban, underserved communities, who don’t have the resources to play and therefore receive the sport’s health and social benefits. Read More

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