Today, we’re announcing the winners of our very first Innovate to Elevate Award—a group of organizations who will test innovative approaches for creating sports environments that are truly inclusive and show every child that there is a safe place for them in sport. Why am I so excited about this? Because at a very young […]

This year’s Urban Soccer Symposium was your third since joining the Foundation. Why is the Symposium important to you? The Symposium recognizes the importance of our role in the growth of soccer across the U.S., especially for those who don’t have access to it. We’re able to bring in the grassroots soccer organizations that are […]

Did you know? January was National Mentoring Month! According to MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership, of the 18 million youth in need of a mentor, only 3 million receive mentorship, leaving a “Mentoring Gap” of over 15 million youth. National Mentoring Month began in 2002 as a way to spread awareness and connect youth with […]

As a Programs Coordinator involved in all things “Programs,” late summer/early fall is primarily devoted to training the amazing coach-mentors across the country that are involved in our Soccer for Success program. From hosting over 300 coaches during the National Coaches Training in July, to spending long hours at the office in August to support the […]

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a few days with our program partner in Los Angeles – Brotherhood Crusade.  The Brotherhood Crusade was invited to provide a fun physical activity “station”  for the 1,500 plus attendees at the League of United Latin American Citizen’s ¡Festival de Salud! Hoping to lend a helping hand, I […]

What a busy time at the Foundation! Recently, the Programs team shipped out to Denver,Colorado for our 2nd annual “Training of the Trainers” event in anticipation of the upcoming Fall season of Soccer for Success. Finally over the jetlag and altitude, I want to share some highlights and observations from that amazing weekend. “Training of […]