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T HE S O U T HS ID E
More than 250 young male and female players participate in our
recreational league. Practicing twice a week with the guidance of certified
coaches, players develop their skills in an organized, co-ed environment.
Soccer in the Streets works in partnership with local Southside Parks and
Recreation departments such as the City of East Point, College Park, Union
City, and Riverdale to offer a league for youth to play in. In 2018, we
collaborated with Riverdale and Union City.
CITY OF EAST POINT
COLLEGE PARK
250+
PLAYERS
UNION CITY
RIVERDALE
I LIKE PLAYING HERE AT THE
WEST END MARTA STATION
WORKING IN THE
COMMUNITY
field because it’s very fun and the people
treat us like a family here. I ride MARTA
and that makes it easy to get here.
More than 28 locations join forces with Soccer in the Streets.
Chloe :: Age 9 :: West End United
THE WESTSIDE
We have had a presence in the Westside of Atlanta for a number of years,
but thanks to the support from the Atlanta United Foundation and Laureus
Sport for Good we are able to expand our impact to all communities on the
Westside and some of those directly adjacent. These include Vine City,
Castleberry Hill, English Avenue, Ashview Heights and Washington Park.
As plans unfolded for the new StationSoccer location at West End MARTA and
its opening in September 2018, these six communities and two partners were
brought online to take advantage of the new transit based facility. Working
with The Transformation Alliance, a broad partnership of organizations
dedicated to creating thriving, mixed-income communities anchored by transit,
we are able to tap into what’s important to the local neighborhoods.
The Westside grew in 2018 from 50 kids to a total of 210 kids. We started a
youth council in the Westside, where the athletes were offered a unique combination of soccer and life- skills. The goal in 2019 is to teach the kids hands-on
work experience and leadership training as well as receiving financial literacy
SOCCER IN THE STREETS
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CIT Y O F AT L A NTA CE NT E R S O F HO P E
training that instills an understanding of concepts such as budgeting, saving
for investment, managing a bank account, entrepreneurship, and financial
responsibility.
As a thriving community program, the Westside is grateful to have Ms. Adams
a local community leader that has been with the program for over 5 years and
got involved with the organization because she wanted to make a difference
in the kids lives. “ These kids mean so much to me and I feel this organization
has added positivity in their lives,” said Ms. Adams.
VINE CITY, ENGLISH AVENUE, AND WASHINGTON
PARK YOUTH PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
208
FEMALES
In, 2018 we served over 1,500 children in recreation centers. Soccer in the
Streets continued its relationship with the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation
through programming in seven recreation centers. For many of the participants, this was their first soccer experience. With the support of Georgia
Soccer and the Innovate to Grow project, 300 youth were exposed to soccer
for the first time. Investing in the community by creating employment opportunities is a priority. Soccer in the Streets created work for 63 young people in
2018, generating income of $157,000.
MARTIN LUTHER
KING
GRANT PARK
ROSEL FANN
1500+
PLAYERS
GROVE PARK
DUNBAR
PEACHTREE HILLS
PITTMAN
271
MALES
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2018 IMPACT REPORT





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