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South Bronx United Awarded Grant from U.S. Soccer Foundation to increase female participation in youth soccer

BRONX, NY – South Bronx United today announced it has been awarded a $17,000 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the national model for sports-based youth development programs in underserved communities. This grant is intended to fund the growth of … Continue reading

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Racism on Your Local Youth Soccer Pitch

Youth shouldn’t need to face racism when they step on the soccer field, but it’s been part of the experience for many young athletes. by Andrew So, Executive Director Spring is right around the corner, and for many kids and … Continue reading

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SBU Awarded 2019 Community Grant by the FA Premier League’s International Development Fund

South Bronx United has been awarded a 2019 community program grant from the FA Premier League’s International Development Fund, a philanthropic fund developed in partnership with streetfootballworld. The grant, in the amount of £20,000, will be used to support South … Continue reading

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First Annual Alumni Career Networking Mixer

On January 10, 2019, 73 alumni and SBU Academy seniors and a diverse contingent of more than 30 professionals assembled for South Bronx United’s First Annual Alumni Career Networking Mixer. After welcoming remarks by alumnus Kafoumba Doumbia, professional attendees broke into … Continue reading

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SBU 8th Annual Benefit: Our most successful yet!

On November 8, 2018 at the Midtown Loft and Terrace, South Bronx United held its 8th Annual Benefit. More than 300 guests convened on the evening, raising $140,000, the largest figure ever from the organization’s fundraising event. The night was … Continue reading

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SBU Alum Nancy Ordaz Travels to Peru with Woza Soccer

This summer, South Bronx United alum Nancy Ordaz was awarded a full scholarship by Woza Soccer for the organization’s service trip to Peru. The immersive program is an opportunity for students from across the United States to build relationships with … Continue reading

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South Bronx United to Honor NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs and NYCFC Star at Annual Benefit on November 8th

NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday, November 8th, South Bronx United will hold its 8th Annual Benefit at the Midtown Loft & Terrace in Manhattan. The evening will raise funds for the organization’s youth programs that reach more than 1,100 … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Every single one of our seniors has fought through their own personal struggles in order to hold a sealed envelope, telling them their hard work has paid off and they’re about to begin the next journey in their lives. Each … Continue reading

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Best of Both Worlds

Before an athlete, I’ve always been primarily a student. I was raised in a household in which education was seen as the catalyst to propel me to success. My mother worked two jobs while simultaneously attending school after her arrival … Continue reading

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Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW award South Bronx United with 2018 Sports 4 Life Grant

New York, NY – Today, the Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW, in collaboration with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, announced South Bronx United as a 2018 recipient of the Sports 4 Life initiative, a national effort to increase the … Continue reading

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