Soccer Without Borders (updated)

Soccer Without Borders (SWOB) originated in 2006 to address 3 issues facing youth in underserved communities throughout the world:

* Lack of safe spaces for youth to experience sports.
* Lack of opportunities for youth to explore social issues and challenges they face within their community.
* Lack of access to education, jobs and opportunities for personal development.

SWOB’s mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success.

What they do:
SWOB runs community-led, year-round, youth development programs in under-served areas in the USA and abroad. We provide programming to youth who are traditionally excluded from sports-based and extracurricular activities. Our program provides participants with an avenue for positive engagement, a platform for personal growth, and a toolkit for a brighter future.


Why Soccer?
* Universally accessible
* Low-cost
* Physically beneficial
* Inclusive
* Fun
* Worldwide popularity offers unique benefits physically, socially and individually

Where they work:
In the United States:
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Greeley, CO
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Oakland, CA

Around the world:
Granada, Nicaragua
Kampala, Uganda

SWOB also runs camps in California, Illinois, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Uganda.

SWOB’s Approach:

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How to get involved:
SWOB has volunteer and internship opportunities available for domestic and international programs. SWOB also has an Ambassador program but is not currently accepting any applications.

92% of all donations go directly to SWOB program costs. Donations are tax-deductible.

Contact information:
* Website:
* Blog:
* Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo

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