America SCORES New York

Founded in 2001, America SCORES New York serves as a driving force in promoting fair play, self-expression, commitment, and teamwork for youth in under-resourced communities in New York City. Through a combination of soccer, poetry and service learning, their unique after-school program shines a spotlight on these poet-athletes, helping them develop the skills necessary to lead successful lives off the field and outside the classroom.

With the support of CCS, America SCORES New York has been able to expand its West Harlem program by adding new public school partners from the waitlist, introducing a new program for K-2nd grade students, and piloting a high school program. This support has resulted in the enrollment of over 400 students from eight West Harlem public schools.