Jorge Ortiz previously coached for Soccer in the Streets in the Underwood Hills community during his time in graduate school at Georgia State University where he studied sports administration. Upon finishing school, he joined Soccer in the Streets as a new Community Program Manager. Making soccer available to everyone is what drew him to Soccer in the Streets.
For Joel Apudo, being a coach and mentor with Soccer in the Streets is like working for Santa Claus. No … he isn’t taking gift requests for Christmas, but each minute he spends on soccer fields in and around Atlanta brings the satisfaction that can only come from the wide smiles on the faces of budding soccer players.
Last Fall, Clarkston FC finished undefeated to claim the State Division II Championship, earning their first berth at the highest level in their division. As a once in a lifetime experience, these players were granted an opportunity to represent Clarkston, a community in Atlanta, GA. Unlike other high-priced soccer clubs, these players had to earn their way to the Regionals Tournament.
ATLANTA (June 4, 2018) – The Eighth Annual Soccer in the Streets Champions League event was held on Sunday, June 3 at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground and the home side – Atlanta United – gained revenge by defeating the Manchester United side in a rematch of last year’s championship match-up. However, the main goal of the event was raising funds to bring soccer to lower income communities while leveling the playing field for children regardless of socioeconomic status.
Soccer in the Streets, an Atlanta based youth development nonprofit, and CEMEX, a global leader in the building materials industry, arrived at East Point to support a social impact soccer program.
The event was designed to raise awareness for the need of social impact programming for kids from underserved communities and bringing the people of East Point together around a common cause for good.
With Soccer in the Streets, the Sky Is the Limit
Four seasons of soccer have helped transform Paris Scott. With no local opportunity to play the sport she loves, the Soccer in the Streets program at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School has provided a needed outlet for Paris and other youngsters in the Ashview Heights section of Atlanta.
Last fall, Clarkston went undefeated to claim the State Division II Championship, earning an invitation to compete at the highest level in their division. Now, we’re bringing people together to make a real difference by raising the funds needed to send this team on a life-changing experience that will help shape them for years to come. And you can help in a meaningful way right now.
Sons of Pitches FC and Soccer in the Streets are teaming up for the Champion The Youth Tournament, a seven- a side tournament. The main objective of the event is to raise funds to purchase tickets to an Atlanta United soccer game and provide cluster camps for the High School soccer teams from Washington High School, Carver High School, and Maynard Jackson High School soccer teams.