The King Center: The King Center's mission is to empower people to create a just, humane, equitable and peaceful world by applying Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology (Nonviolence365).
African American Youth Harvest Foundation: AAYHF’s mission is to intentionally provide hands-on service through school and community-based programs, to enhance the quality of life for African American and low-income youth and families.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center reveals stories about freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom today.
My Block My Hood My City: My Block My Hood My City, whose mission is to inspire youth, empower communities, and build a better world one block at a time.
Mending Roots Forest Project: Whose mission is to prevent youth gun violence by tackling multiple social determinants of health related to gun violence in the Park Hill community. They provide the local youth a safe space to heal while creating an emotional investment to the natural world that surrounds them through environmental stewardship. They honor youth who have lost their lives to gun violence by planting up to 200 trees to create a living memorial called the Mending Roots Forest in Northeast Park Hill.
VoyceNow Foundation: Whose mission is to form a global community of athletes dedicated to speaking up on current social issues, educating the next generation on racial equality and giving back to their communities.
Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation: Whose mission is to create a radically inclusive city by addressing race and racism through narrative change, relationship building and equitable policies and practices. Their vision is a Dallas where no North and South divisions exist in terms of race, wealth, arts, culture, health, safety, education and opportunity, and communities actively, honestly and openly acknowledge, repair and heal from its past and present racial inequities.
Urban Alliance (UA): UA is building a diverse next-generation workforce by providing job skills training, mentoring, and paid internships to high school youth from under-resourced communities, predominantly youth of color. Since 1996, UA has provided over 6,000 internships to youth across greater Washington, DC (including Montgomery County and Prince George's County, MD, and Northern Virginia), Baltimore, Chicago, and Detroit. Learn more at theurbanalliance.org.
The Emancipation park conservancy: Whose missions is to restore, manage, and enhance Emancipation Park. Its purpose is to create an open space of environmental and community excellence while continuing to preserve the integrity and historical roots of the park. Its goal is to transform the park into one of the nation's premier landmark parks and destinations through capital initiatives, operational improvements, strategic partnerships, programming and events.
Amazing Grace Conservatory: Whose mission is to train and develop emerging artists & at risk youth in the performing and digital arts by offering a well-rounded and culturally enriching, educational program in an environment that is nurturing for their personal, artistic and professional growth.
East Side Riders Bike Club: The East Side Riders Bike Club (ESRBC) is an all-volunteer, grassroots bicycle club founded in 2008. The purpose of the ESRBC is to prevent youth from joining gangs and/or taking drugs, but also engage youth who have a desire to enrich the community through recreational activities, specifically focusing on bicycle riding. Youth have been introduced to bike safety, healthy eating, active living, the importance of giving back to the community, and are able to participate in community riding events hosted by ESR.
Inter Miami CF
Overtown Optimist Club (OOC): Optimist Club (OOC), founded in 1993, is a community based organization designed to help inner city youth through sports. Their mission is to position youth in Overtown and surrounding communities for positive outcomes through sports, academic enrichment and mentoring. They serve the high need community of Overtown and surrounding areas, children ages 5 - 18. They offer a wide array of youth sports programs to ensure affirmative, life-changing experiences and help to build athletic, team and leadership skills through these opportunities. Their end goal and vision is to help mold young outstanding leaders motivated to make the right choice for advancing their lives, families and communities.
Voices for Racial Justice: Voices for Racial Justice’s missions is committed to building power through collective cultural & healing strategies for racial justice across Minnesota using organizing, leadership training, community policy & research.
Overtown Optimist club: Whose mission is to position youth aged from 5 to 18 in Overtown and surrounding communities for positive outcomes through sports, academic enrichment and mentoring.
100 Black Men of Middle TN: Whose mission is to nurture and enhance the growth, development and opportunities for young black males of Middle Tennessee.
New England Revolution
MBK617: Whose missions is to create a community network group for local youth by mentoring and building community relations and exploring other environments. A social enterprise to generate revenue and place the funds back into MBK617 initiatives and programs - financial literacy, resume building and college applications. A safe place for kids to learn life skills.
City in the Community: City in the Community NY uses the power of soccer to promote health, education and leadership development and create safe community spaces, where programming is free of charge for more than 5,000 young people each week. CITC NY has received national recognition and has been selected three times as a finalist for ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award.
New York Red Bulls
National Black Child Development Institute: For more than 50 years, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and their families. They are a trusted partner in developing and delivering strengths-based, culturally relevant, evidence-based, and trauma-informed resources that respond to the unique strengths and needs of Black children around issues including early childhood education, health and wellness, literacy, and family engagement.
Orlando City SC
My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, MBK Orlando: MBK Alliance focuses on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity.
Chester Upland Youth Soccer (CUYS): Chester Upland Youth Soccer strengthens the communities it serves by mentoring youth, engaging families, and promoting healthy living. It provides after-school and weekend soccer programming, mentorship and nutrition education for children in the traditionally underserved, suburban Philadelphia communities of Chester, Upland and Eddystone each spring and fall. Using the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Soccer for Success curriculum, their trained, caring coach-mentors help children enjoy and embrace active, healthy lifestyles.
Design FC: Founded in 2018, Design Football Club (Design FC) works with 5th-7th graders in Chester (PA) to encourage creative thinking and self-expression through design. Each student designs their own unique soccer jersey and apparel, in which they visually express what means most to them, their families, their community, their future aspirations, the changes they want to see in the world, and more.
Maurice Lucas Foundation: The Maurice Lucas Foundation works to create opportunities for inner city middle school students by providing a combination of education and activity-based after-school programs. Through positive interactions with program coaches, team members, and community role models, they help youth develop their cognitive, emotional, intellectual and social skills in a fun environment. Their youth programs develop personal and life skills, positive adult and peer relationships, and create a supportive environment of learning, mastery, teamwork, and autonomy.
Real Salt Lake
African Stars F.C.: African Stars Football Club is Pro Development Club for Utah-based immigrants, predominantly from the African continent. Based out of Salt Lake City, African Stars FC participate in the United Premier Soccer League and are the first nationally-sanctioned African-immigrant owned and operated.
San Jose Earthquakes
The African American Community Service Agency (AACSA): The AACSA mission is to preserve the dignity and culture of a diverse African American Community, and to provide services that promote the full participation of Santa Clara County and the general society.
Baba SZN / Nonprofit: Charity (player, Siad Haji Supported Clothing Brand): Whose goal is to provide life-saving access to safe drinking water to vulnerable families and communities within Africa like Kenya by building wells . In addition to also ensure change and awareness within the youth communities through stylish street clothing. Our product is one way of bridging the gap and creating the difference that is needed. We have teamed up with a non-profit organization called Charity: Water who brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. However, in this case, we are directing our attention to Kenya at this time. It is known for being a chronically water-scarce country. The numbers say it all, 50.39% of the rural population lacks access to water as well as 72.99% of the same demographic lack sanitation. Kenya is predicted to have less than a quarter of the water its people need by 2025.
RAVE Foundation: RAVE Foundation believes that play is human, and that it is every child’s right. RAVE envisions a region abundant with opportunities for free play where we all work together to use soccer as a vehicle to foster wellness, inspire learning, and strengthen connections to community.
Sporting Kansas City
Operation Liberation: Operation Liberation demands the liberation, self-determination, and access to equitable resources owed to Black people across the diaspora. Through our collective power we mobilize, support, and educate the community around the issue of social justice; we facilitate connections to community resources that affirm the Black community’s ability to self-govern and motivate the community into action. Specifically, Operation Liberation seeks to free Black bodies from cages through bailout initiatives and various forms of education and service to the Black community, to break the barriers of oppression and create pathways to liberation.
Foundation for Black Communities: Foundation for Black Communities exists to ensure every Black person in Canada can thrive and all Black communities have agency in defining their own future.
Hogan’s Alley Society: Advancing the social, political, economic and cultural well-being of people of African Descent in Vancouver and British Columbia.