MLS WORKS Community Service Program
Unite. Volunteer. Serve.
The MLS WORKS Community Service Program is a collaborative effort to combine sport and service, promote goodwill within MLS markets and improve lives and communities at the grassroots level. In 2009, the White House launched "United We Serve" - a nationwide service initiative - to help meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn. With the knowledge that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools, United We Serve aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects. United We Serve is intended to grow into a sustained, collaborative and focused effort to promote service as a way of life for all Americans.
MLS WORKS will continue to support United We Serve and galvanize the entire soccer community including MLS clubs, players, supporters groups, fans, ownership groups and corporate and media partners to participate in Unite. Volunteer. Serve. Click here for more information on United We Serve.
Community Service Projects
MLS WORKS, in partnership with MLS clubs, create sustainable projects at MLS special events and in targeted local markets.
Learn more about our projects.
Community MVP Contest
MLS fans throughout the League had the opportunity to nominate themselves or other individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference in their community. One (1) Community MVP was selected to represent each of the 19 MLS clubs. Winners were selected based on their efforts in one or more of the following areas:
Community Service for a local, national or international charity or community organization; Positive impact on youth; Environmental Sustainability; Health, wellness and education; Military or Civic Service
MLS WORKS would like to thank all of our 2012 MLS WORKS Community MVP nominees for their outstanding commitment to our communities.
MLS WORKS Community MVP Grand Prize winner was announced at the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. Congratulations to Andrew Pocklington representing the Philadelphia Union! Andrew won $10,000 for the Animal Care and Control Center of Philadelphia.
Humanitarian of the Month
Each month, MLS WORKS will highlight the charitable efforts of our players on MLSsoccer.com and make a donation to the player's charity of choice.
Click here for the Humanitarian of the Month archive.