We chatted with Aimee Watters, the Executive Director of The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation about her love for the game and our partnership together. Check out what she shared! Q: What impact has sports had on your life? A: I started to play soccer when I was three and played through college. Looking back at […]

The Power of Mentorship Mentorship is an important part of Soccer for Success because coach-mentors not only teach participants soccer, but they provide kids with critical life skills and serve as role models. Check out how Coach Jason has made a positive difference in Jameer’s life. WATCH VIDEO The Beautiful Game We believe soccer should […]

New Grants Awarded We are excited to announce that we awarded nine grants totaling nearly $245,000 to seven communities across the country! These grants will help build and enhance Safe Places to Play for kids in underserved communities. Follow this link to learn more.Congrats to the 2016 Safe Places to Play grant recipients! Borough of […]

Programs Showcased at MLS All-Star Community Day U.S. Soccer Foundation programs were a main highlight throughout the week of MLS All-star. On MLS All-Star Community Day, we unveiled a new Safe Places to Play mini-pitch with our partners adidas, MLS WORKS, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and San Jose Earthquakes. In partnership with SNHU, community members had the […]

The 2016 Capital Soccer Classic is in the books! It was a wonderful evening of camaraderie and friendly competition while playing the beautiful game of soccer. The 4th annual Capital Soccer Classic, presented by Nike, was held under the bright lights on May 17th at historic RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. The event kicked off […]

Our April 2016 All-Stars are our Soccer for Success community partners! These partners are in over 30 cities across the country and help us encourage kids and their families to live healthy lifestyles. Our Soccer for Success partners not only host the afterschool youth development program in their local communities, but they also host family […]

Our March 2016 All-Stars are the Urban Soccer Symposium founders! These 12 members gathered together 10 years ago at what became the first Urban Soccer Symposium. They represented grassroots soccer organizations that ran programming in urban underserved communities. At the time, they wanted a place for like-minded trailblazers to convene, share best practices, and get […]

The Wrap Up: Urban Soccer Symposium On March 11-14th, we hosted the 10th annual Urban Soccer Symposium in Washington, DC. It was an inspirational weekend filled with learning, enthusiasm, and motivation. The Symposium kicked off with an encouraging discussion with Dr. Marcella Wilson, CEO and Founder of Transition to Success™. She talked about viewing poverty as […]

Our February 2016 All-Stars are our program partners! Throughout the years, our generous partners have provided amazing support that has allowed us to expand our programs across the country. Together, more than 1,200 Safe Places to Play fields have been built or enhanced nationwide, over 1,000,000 pieces of soccer equipment have been collected and redistributed […]

Our All-Star Supporters The December 2015 All-Stars are you, our supporters! Thanks to your selfless dedication to our cause, together we were able to positively impact tens of thousands of children in underserved communities across the country in 2015. Check out our blog to see the significant impact you helped make in the lives of […]