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BUILDING LEADERS AND SCHOLARS THROUGH SOCCER

ANNUAL REPORT / 2014-2015


SOUTH BRONX UNITED ANNUAL REPORT 2014/15 02 Letter from Executive Director 03 Board 04 Mission and Vision 06 History 07 Year in Review 08 Programs and Services 11 SBU Academy: Outcomes 13 SBU Academy: Immigrant Servies 14 SBU Academy: Prep Schools/Leadership 15 SBU Academy: Summer Soccer Scholars 16 SBU Academy: Graduates 17 SBU Academy: Scholarship Recipients 18 SBU Academy: Alumni 19 SBU Academy: Travel Teams 21 Financial Summary 23 Supporters 25 Staff and Volunteers PHOTOGRAPHY: AMANDA BERG, SARA CONLEY, HAKIM KABBAJ, YUEN TAT SO GRAPHIC DESIGN GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY:


LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends,

The end of 2015 brings an opportunity to recognize another list

of milestones at the organization:

past year strengthening our programs and services. We hired a

In addition to creating this design, SBU spent much of the

full-time Legal Services Coordinator to make inroads with our •

835 boys and girls participated in at least one of our

immigrant supports, a crucial component for an organization

programs during the 2014-2015 year, the most to date.

that serves youth who are overwhelmingly from immigrant

21 SBU Academy student-athletes graduated high school,

families. We invested in youth mentoring by bringing a Team

including four graduates who had been with SBU for more

Mentor on staff for every SBU Academy team. The mentors

than 5 years.

monitored and supported each participant in the classroom and

100% of our graduates enrolled in college or as a boarding

on the field and advocated for them outside of the program. We

school post-graduate.

began offering more advanced soccer training and competition

100 young men and women now make up our alumni list

for children ages 9 through 11. We leveraged connections

and attend schools including Sarah Lawrence College,

to bring more resources to families through the Health and

Franklin and Marshall College, Hobart and William Smith

Wellness Day, Literacy Day, and other activities.

Colleges, St. Lawrence University, and the Rochester

• •

We launched new programming as well, reaching more

Institute of Technology.

youth through SBU City in the Community (CITC). Funded

4 SBU Academy youth began attending prestigious boarding

through New York City FC and the City Football Foundation’s

schools on scholarship in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and

Cityzen’s Giving initiative, CITC enabled SBU to deliver after

Pennsylvania.

school soccer and health education at two partner elementary

The SBU 98 Under-16 boys team won the East New York

schools in Melrose and Highbridge. A significant aspect of the

Challenge Cup becoming the first South Bronx United team

program has been the involvement of SBU Academy young

to win a state competition.

leaders and alumni in the planning process and as coordinators,

The SBU Rising Stars, our high school girls, made the

coaches, and referees, both paid and volunteer.

program’s first ever trip to the nation’s capital and northern

Virginia where they stayed for four days.

helped us expand to 11 full-time staff. More than 200 individuals

We provided immigration casework to 33 individuals and

volunteered their time as coaches, tutors, mentors, teachers,

have now helped 10 immigrant youth gain permanent legal

and more. Families who support their children’s commitment,

We are fortunate to have incredible supporters who have

residency.

and SBU’s involvement, multiply SBU’s influence.

Our partnership with the Terra Firma program for

unaccompanied immigrant youth led to the once-in-a-

to plant deeper roots in the South Bronx community, reach the

lifetime opportunity for 10 participants to meet Pope

lives of many more children and youth, build young community

Francis and present him with a soccer ball.

leaders, transform a 100% high school graduation into a 100%

We will be spending 2016 plotting our next steps. We aim

college readiness and a 94% college matriculation rate into a After seven years, we felt these accomplishments, our

94% college success rate.

growth, and our mission should be better reflected in South

Bronx United’s brand identity. SBU is much larger than

enthusiastically welcome you to visit us to see the amazing

soccer, offering academic, leadership, and life skills for its

things that are happening on the soccer field and in the

international community of student-athletes. With the help

classroom. Together with your support we will chart the next

of our friends at M Style Marketing, SBU has designed a new

chapter in South Bronx United.

As we embark on this path, our door is always open. I

logo to embody this identity. The globe with the enclosed Bronx outline represents our diverse community of youth and families

Sincerely,

who have emigrated to the borough from around the world. SBU uses soccer, the world’s game, to enrich the lives of its participants and promote social change in the South Bronx. The logo’s circular shape and language reflect the goals of the

Andrew So, Executive Director

organization, continually growing and progressing. We hope that our youth and supporters will wear this logo emblem with pride. 2


BOARD OF DIRECTORS JOHN ASSADI Assadi & Milstein, LLP

DANIEL KRAUT* PricewaterhouseCoopers

HANAN THABET Institute of International Education

STEPHEN J. BURNSTIN, VICE CHAIR Steve’s Soccer Tots

R. DEREK MCKECHNIE, SECRETARY Lucas Group

KERRY VAN VORIS Madrona Venture Group

WILSON CALLE, TREASURER BlueMar Capital Management

PRANAV SAWJIANY BlackRock

MILA YANKOVA* Barclays Capital

YANN GERON* Fox Rothschild LLP

ANDREW SO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR South Bronx United

*New for 2015-2016

DAVE HAHN, CHAIR Two Sigma Investments

STEPHANIE SO Ralph Lauren

SBU SUPPORTERS CLUB BOARD KEVIN ADAMSON-JACKES Chillingsworth and Co.

ATHREY KRISHNAKUMAR Jeffries & Co

SUSHAAN MODI PJT Partners

RONAK AMIN Brightstar Capital Partners

RUSS LINDELL MBA, Fordham University

JAMES RUTH Major League Soccer

JAMIE CANTON Bronx Health People

AARON MARKOWITZ CBS Interactive

DAVID SEDGEWICK Blue Ridge Partners

WILL FREW Oaktree Capital Management

RUSSELL MARTONIS, CHAIR DDB Worldwide

JEFF STERRETT Lindsay Goldberg

ADVISORY BOARD NICOLE BARNHART FC Kansas City BOUNA COUNDOUL Senegal National Team SHEP MESSING

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MSG Network SINA TOUSSI VR Capital Group


MISSION AND VISION South Bronx United’s mission is to use soccer as a tool for social change. We aim to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, the greater community and beyond. We strive to promote educational achievement, health and wellness, and character development through activities on and off the soccer field and to unite a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals. South Bronx United’s programs contribute to the revitalization of the South Bronx and the empowerment of its youth. Through the SBU Academy, the organization aims to provide at-risk and immigrant youth a pathway from middle school to high school to college to careers

and a resource for youth and their families to access the resources they need. Over the next five years, SBU will increase the quality, depth, and breadth of the services it provides while planting stronger roots in the community.

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HISTORY South Bronx United (SBU) has enriched the lives of boys and girls in the South Bronx community since 2009. The organization began with one team of 16 boys training on the corner of a muddy baseball field. Now, it serves nearly 900 children and youth between the ages of 4 and 19 each year, thanks to the support of 11 full-time staff and more than 200 dedicated volunteers. The most important work in South Bronx United occurs off the soccer field. SBU programs and services include academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, leadership development, health

and wellness education, immigration legal services, and counseling. Through the SBU Academy, the organization provides a pathway from middle school to high school to college for South Bronx youth and a resource and outlet for immigrant youth and their families. To date, 100 young men and women have graduated through the SBU Academy and are now studying in college or employed. South Bronx United continues to support these young men and women until they earn their college degree.

NUMBER OF TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 2009-2015 835

507

532

566

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

608

410

2009-10

THE SBU ACADEMY

REC SOCCER PROGRAM

TERRA FIRMA SOCCER

OTHER

2013-14

2014-15

CITC AFTERSCHOOL

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2015 IN REVIEW

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JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

Winter Season Begins

Students Visit Franklin and Marshall College

Recreational Season Spring Season Begins

SBU Hosts the City Showcase

APRIL

MAY

MAY

MAY

City in the Community Program Kicks Off

Literacy Day

SBU Rising Stars visit Virginia & Washington, D.C.

Yaya Toure and Man City FC visit SBU

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

SBU Awards $5,000 in College Scholarships

Summer Soccer Scholars Begins

3rd Annual SBU Charity Cup

South Bronx United Health and Wellness Day

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

SBU Terra Firma Youth Meet Pope Francis

Boys Visit the Berkshires

SBU 5th Annual Benefit

Students Begin Receiving College Acceptances

SOUTH BRONX UNITED


PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ELEMENTARY 4-11 YEARS

MIDDLE SCHOOL 11-14 YEARS

HIGH SCHOOL 14-19 YEARS

ACADEMICS PROMOTING LEARNING

INSTILLING ACADEMIC PRIORITIES

PREPARING FOR LIFE-LONG LEARNING

• Literacy Day • Health & Wellness Day • After School Tutoring available to some students

• • • • •

SBU Academy begins After School Tutoring Program After School Enrichment Groups Summer Soccer Scholars Program High School and Boarding School admissions counseling • School performance tracking

• • • • • • •

EARLY COLLEGE AWARENESS

BUILDING COLLEGE EXPECTATIONS

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE

• Coaches discuss college background • Soccer clinics led by colleges

• Discussion on college and goal-setting • Soccer clinics led by colleges • College campus visits

• Individualized College Counseling • Senior Mentors assist with college application and enrollment process • SAT Preparation • College campus visits • Facilitation of college interviews

Grade 10: Sophomore Skills Grade 11: SAT Preparation Grade 12: Senior Mentoring Summer Scholars Program NYS Regents Exam Tutoring English as a Second Language Tutoring School performance tracking

COLLEGE PREP

LEADERSHIP & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT LEADERS ON THE FIELD

LEADERS IN THE PROGRAM

LEADERS IN LIFE

• Learning to be leaders and displaying good character on the soccer field • Coaches as mentors

• • • • •

• • • • • •

Taking leadership roles on the field Coaches and staff as mentors Boys and Girls Discussion Groups Community service activities Career Awareness events

SBU Youth Council Coaches and staff as mentors Community service events Ongoing volunteer opportunities Life skills workshops Job/internship opportunities

HEALTH & WELLNESS GROWING BODIES AND MINDS • Bronx Field Day & Health and Wellness Fair • Community Soccer and Health Program through school partnerships

MAINTAINING HEALTHY BODIES AND MINDS • Teen Health Education provided by Community Partners • Counseling Sessions as Needed • Weekly Boys and Girls Discussion Groups

PREPARING FOR ADULTHOOD • Teen Health Education provided by Community Partners • Counseling Sessions • Fitness and nutrition education • Youth serve as health facilitators for elementary students

IMMIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES • • • •

SBU Academy youth screened for eligibility for immigration relief or other supports Case management for youth and family cases Informational sessions for youth and families Soccer group for unaccompanied immigrant minors through Terra Firma collaboration

SUPPORT SERVICES • Mental health counseling offered to program participants • Referrals for physical and mental health, family services, employment, legal supports, and more

SOCCER HAVING FUN PLAYING THE GAME

LEARNING TO TRAIN AND COMPETE

TRAINING TO COMPETE

• • • •

• Competitive Travel Soccer • Recreational Soccer Program • After School Recreational Trainings

• • • • •

Recreational Soccer Program Select Soccer Teams After School Recreational Trainings CITC: After School Soccer and Health Education

Competitive Travel Soccer City Showcase Tournament Recreational Soccer Program After School Recreational Trainings High School Open Pickup Games

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PROGRAMS

“South Bronx United taught Bobby the importance of having fun and being less competitive. His communication and socialization skills also improved and inspired him to build a strong connection with other groups of children his age.” - Carrie Agapito, Recreational Program Parent

The RECREATIONAL SOCCER PROGRAM teaches soccer in a fun, developmental environment at three sites on Saturdays during the fall and spring. Open afterschool sessions give children more chances to play. Select teams for ages 9-11 provide additional training and competitive opportunities. 604 Youth Served, Ages 4-19

SBU-CITY IN THE COMMUNITY (CITC) is a partnership with New York City FC and the City Football Foundation to provide afterschool soccer and health education at two elementary schools. SBU high school students and alumni build leadership skills and gain work experience serving as coaches and facilitators. The program feeds into one Recreational Soccer Program site at South Bronx High School. 50 Youth Served (After school), Ages 7-10

“The young leaders delivering the program are working really hard to make lives better for children growing up and have become role models in their community.” -Yaya Toure (Manchester City FC, Ivory Coast National Team) upon visiting South Bronx United CITC

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PROGRAMS “Being a mentor, coach, and referee is one of my favorite parts of the program, because every time I am with the kids, I’m reminded that I am an important figure in their lives. Knowing this, encourages me to be the best person I can possibly be.” - Mohamed Camara, 19, SBU Academy Class of 2015

TERRA FIRMA SOCCER is a component of Terra Firma, a medical-legal partnership of Catholic Charities New York, The Children’s Health Fund, and The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Terra Firma serves newly arrived immigrant families, integrates and co-locates medical, mental healthcare and legal services at a community health center in the South Bronx. SBU partners with Terra Firma to provide a recreational outlet for immigrant youth and helps connect participants with legal and health services. 30 Youth Served, Ages 15-20

TERRA FIRMA SOCCER PROGRAM RECEIVED PRESS COVERAGE IN:

“On a breezy, 78-degree Saturday afternoon in early September, more than a dozen teenagers file onto a small soccer field in the shadows of the Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. Some sit on the sidelines, pulling on knee-high socks and bantering with their friends. Others help hook up two portable soccer goals and netting at opposite ends of the field. Their conversations alternate between fluent Spanish and broken English. These teens, who are members of the South Bronx United soccer program, appear like any of

the other soccer players in the surrounding two fields — happy, chatty, and matching in their bluenumbered uniforms. But most of these kids also carry the nightmares of violence and poverty in Central America, memories of a 2,500-mile journey across the U.S.-Mexico border, and the uncertainties of a looming court decision that will determine whether they get to permanently stay in this country.” - Excerpt from ThinkProgress, 10 Sep 2015, by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

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THE SBU ACADEMY

151 Youth Served, Ages 11-19 The SBU Academy provides a pathway from middle school to high school to college to careers for South Bronx boys and girls. Nearly all are from immigrant families. The program keeps youth on track academically, athletically, socially, and emotionally, by combining academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, leadership

development, youth and family support services, with competitive travel soccer. Academic components include After School Tutoring, Sophomore Skills (Math and English), SAT Preparation, College Prep Mentoring for Seniors, and Summer Soccer Scholars.

2014-2015 SBU ACADEMY BY THE NUMBERS NATIONALITIES REPRESENTED

YOUTH SERVED TOTAL HOURS OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMMING WEEKS OF PROGRAMMING HOURS OF SBU PROGRAMMING PER WEEK PER STUDENT

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100%

84%

94%

100%

HS GRAD RATE

4 YR GRAD RATE

MATRICULATION

MATRICULATION

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE SINCE 2012

4-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE FOR THE CLASS OF 2015

COLLEGE MATRICULATION RATE OF SBU ALUMNI TO DATE

COLLEGE MATRICULATION RATE FOR THE 2015 GRADUATES

100% 89% 92%

OF STUDENTS WERE PROMOTED TO THE NEXT GRADE

OF STUDENTS HAD SCHOOL ATTENDANCE RATES OVER 90% RETENTION RATE FOR 2014-2015

COMMUNITY STATISTICAL COMPARISON OF AFRICANAMERICAN AND HISPANIC BOYS IN NEW YORK CITY GRADUATE IN FOUR YEARS. Schott Foundation for Public Education

OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SOUTH BRONX PUBLIC SCHOOLS GRADUATED IN FOUR-YEARS WITH NEW YORK STATE REGENTS DIPLOMAS. NYC Department of Education

OF CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH BRONX LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE, THE HIGHEST IN NATION. U.S. Census Bureau

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IMMIGRANT SERVICES In 2015, South Bronx United gained recognition from the Board of Immigration Appeals, allowing designated staff to practice immigration law and represent youth, families, and the community in proceedings before Immigration Court and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). SBU’s Legal Services Coordinator screens youth and their family members for legal supports, manages immigration relief cases, provides legal services, and offers information to community members on relevant

immigrant issues. These services are crucial in improving the lives of many youth and in helping them on the path towards college and careers. South Bronx United has supported youth and families gain work authorization, legal permanent residency, asylum, and citizenship, while particularly focusing on cases for undocumented youth that involve Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

2014-2015 BY THE NUMBERS MANAGED 33 IMMIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES CASES

SCREENED 100% OF SBU ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR IMMIGRATION SERVICES

HELPED 10 YOUTH (TO DATE) RECEIVE GREEN CARDS

98% OF SBU ACADEMY YOUTH ARE FROM IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

42% OF SBU ACADEMY YOUTH ARE BORN ABROAD

Nothing has been easy for Anayeli, Cesar, and Brayan since they settled in the Bronx with their mother five years ago. The siblings, who range in age from 14-17, spoke little English when they first arrived. Although there were many Spanish speakers in their neighborhood, fitting in at school and keeping up in class presented significant challenges. Soccer and SBU provided a community and an outlet. But SBU also provided much more. Soon after joining the program, a meeting with staff revealed that the three were eligible to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) due to family hardships they had faced. SIJS provides an avenue to obtain legal permanent residency, authorization to work, and the ability to receive federal financial aid for college. Since starting the process last year with SBU’s legal services coordinator, Anayeli and her brothers are well on their way towards gaining legal status and the ability to plan for their future in the United States.

“SBU has been very helpful with our visa and residence status. We really appreciate it!” - Anayeli Bolaños, 17 13

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SCHOOL PLACEMENT In order to give youth strong academic foundations, open new doors for college, and diversify their life experiences, South Bronx United began supporting SBU Academy students in applying to boarding schools and prep schools in the Northeast. Four SBU Academy students started at

boarding schools in 2015, all receiving full scholarships. They are currently attending Lawrence Academy, Loomis Chaffee School, Mercersburg Academy, and the Northfield Mount Hermon School.

“I came thinking that soccer was the big mission [of South Bronx United] but you quickly figure out that soccer is just a way to open up more options for you.” Gnim Bazim, 11th Grade, Mercersburg Academy Gnim Bazim has been carving his own path since joining the SBU Academy. Gnim has resided in the Bronx since the age of 3, when he emigrated from Togo with his parents and sister. When his neighborhood friend lost his life due to gang activities, Gnim feared he could be headed down the same path. Luckily, he found South Bronx United in 2010 beginning in the Recreational Soccer program before joining the SBU 97 Strikers. He blossomed into a program leader, SBU Youth Council member, star defender and striker, and team captain. With the support of SBU staff, he transferred to Mercersburg Academy, a world-class boarding school in Central Pennsylvania. He started as a High School Junior in September 2015.

Gnim plans to study business and international relations in college and use the degree to create a program to help underserved children in West Africa.

LEADERSHIP The SBU Youth Council offers additional leadership opportunities. Youth Council members have participated in a climate justice conference, delivered food to a soup kitchen, organized a computer giveaway to families, attended monthly meetings with the Office of Council Member Vanessa Gibson, helped plan the CITC program, and met with various program visitors.

YOUTH CERTIFIED AS U.S. SOCCER REFEREES

YOUTH CERTIFIED AS LICENSED COACHES

YOUTH EMPLOYED AS REFEREES, COACHES, AND AFTERSCHOOL COORDINATORS

YOUTH ATTENDING WEEKLY BOYS AND GIRLS GROUPS FOCUSING ON TEAM-BUILDING, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, AND HEALTH AND WELLNESS.

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THE SBU ACADEMY

SUMMER SOCCER SCHOLARS “ I have never met a group that was so driven, intelligent, and thoughtful. I’m so happy and grateful to have been a part of this program, and to have contributed to the transformation and growth of these kind and talented kids.” - Jackie Aboulafia, Intern

The Summer Soccer Scholars is a five-week, full day program in July and August for SBU Academy youth. In 2015, 80 students attended classes including debate, physics, filmmaking, graphic design, and college prep. All students participated in a Teen Health class with a community partner, the Inwood House and spent

afternoons in soccer training and matches. Weekly field trips included canoeing at Orchard Beach, hiking and swimming at Bear Mountain State Park, Coney Island, and Six Flags Great Adventure. The majority of summer teachers, mentors, and coaches are college interns.

2015 SUMMER SCHOLARS INTERNS JACKIE ABOULAFIA Union College

AMANI DANZY Excelsior College

ADAM PRIEST SUNY Binghamton

AMANDA BERG Duke University (Lewis Hine Documentary Fellowship)

SRIRUPA DATTA Hunter College

NATASHA ROWLEY Hofstra University

JESSICA KLIMOFF Dickinson College

ROOMANA SHAIKH Hunter College

EMILY FARLEY CHANG New York University

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THE SBU ACADEMY

2015 GRADUATES

Julieth Noguez Adorno Daniel Agboba Kevin Anchundia Alseny Barry Carlos Blanco Mohamed Camara Sheku Conteh Jeffrey Cordova Bakary Coulibaly Daouda Diallo Mouhamed Diouf

Borough of Manhattan CC Bronx Community College Long Island University Post St. Lawrence University (deferred) Borough of Manhattan CC Sarah Lawrence College SUNY Potsdam Clarkson University Bronx Community College Bronx Community College Hobart and William Smith College

Antonio Flores Kevin Flores Evans Frimpong Beaufils Kimpolo Samuel Koomson Abama Nyamaa Karla Ruiz Ouyada Sango Paco Estefani Sierra Cheick Tounkara Tony Villegas

SUNY Oswego Long Island University Brooklyn Sage College of Albany Loomis Chaffee School (Post-Grad Yr) Buffalo State College Bronx Community College Long Island University Brooklyn Farmingdale State College Borough of Manhattan CC Utica College Alfred University

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2015 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Since 2012, South Bronx United has awarded $20,000 in scholarship funding to help SBU Academy graduates cover college expenses. Last year, $5,000 was distributed between four scholarship recipients. ESTEFANI SIERRA | Borough of Manhattan Community College Estefani graduated from University Heights High School with a 3.0 GPA. She was part of the SBU Rising Stars for two years, but missed much of the year due to a torn ACL. That did not stop her from excelling in the classroom and continuing to be an active member of the SBU community. She was a founding member of the SBU Youth Council, helping launch the City in the Community program. She also served as a coach, referee, and coordinator in the recreational program. Her parents moved to the United States from Mexico and are proud to have raised a first-generation college student. Estefani hopes to study nursing and specialize in supporting newborns and their mothers. “This scholarship means that I will be the first one in my family to go to college.” SAMUEL KOOMSON | Buffalo State College Samuel graduated from Bronx Career and College Preparatory School with a 2.7 GPA. He attends Buffalo State College where he hopes to study Chemistry or Health Science. The scholarship has helped with books and tuition expenses. He has been with South Bronx United and the SBU 95 Blue Devils for nearly three years. “Since the first day, South Bronx United has been a family to me. I feel joyful but sad. Joyful because I made it to one of my dream colleges. Sad because I will leave a part of me behind.” KEVIN ANCHUNDIA | Long Island University Post - PlaySoccer2Give SBU College Scholarship Kevin has been part of South Bronx United since 2010. In 2015, he became active with the SBU Youth Council and worked as an Afterschool Coordinator with the CITC program. He was born in Ecuador and immigrated to the Bronx with his family. He graduated from the High School for Computers and Technology and is the first in his family to attend college. “Receiving the PlaySoccer2Give scholarship has given me a huge boost. I am able to live on campus and work towards my goal of earning a Finance degree.” ABAMA NYAMAA | Bronx Community College Abama moved from Ghana four years ago and joined the SBU Academy at the start of his senior year of high school. He graduated from Crotona International High School and is studying nursing at Bronx Community College. “I’m so proud to be a member of South Bronx United. The club helped me a lot to improve my skill in soccer, English learning, find the best college for me. Now they are offering me a scholarship to achieve my goal in college. This helps me to follow my dream.” 17

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THE SBU ACADEMY

ALUMNI ALUMNI BY THE NUMBERS

77

95%

SBU ACADEMY ALUMS IN 2014-2015

90%

3 BACHELORS DEGREES TO DATE

ATTENDED SOME COLLEGE

COLLEGE PERSISTANCE RATE AS OF JUNE 2015

4 STUDENTS TRANSFERRED WITH SBU’S HELP

(% OF ALUMNI MATRICULATED STUDENTS WHO REMAIN IN SCHOOL OR HAVE EARNED A DEGREE)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? “Focusing on my academics and making it my priority is a lesson which I learned back in the days as an SBU studentathlete.” Sheick Wattara, 22, was a member of the SBU Class of 2011 and among the South Bronx United’s first graduates. He plans to graduate in May 2016 from SUNY Maritime College with a degree in Marine Business and Commerce and a minor in Humanities. At Maritime College, he has taken a unique path in that he also will obtain a United States Coast Guard Third Mates license after passing his final examinations. He has had some exciting and diverse experiences as both a student and an athlete. On board the Training Ship Empire State VI, he travelled throughout Europe, getting to see sights in Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom,. Sheick also competed on the SUNY Maritime Privateers men’s soccer team for four years. In 2011, he was on the conference champion team and competed in the NCAA Division III tournament. Sheick says the key has been focusing on being a student first and an athlete second. Whether it was showing up to games and practices on time or getting work done at tutoring session, responsibility was key.

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THE SBU ACADEMY

TRAVEL TEAM PROFILES 2014-2015

SBU SHOOTING STARS

SBU RISING STARS

Girls Under-14

Girls High School

Head Coach/Team Mentor: Jamaal Harmon Assistant Coach: Jennifer James

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Head Coach: Ajani Clunie Head Coach/Team Mentor: Samantha Norris Assistant Coach: Andrew Hanson

Head Coach/Team Mentor: Jamaal Harmon Assistant Coach: Jennifer James

Head Coach: Ajani Clunie Head Coach/Team Mentor: Samantha Norris Assistant Coach: Andrew Hanson

SBU 01

SBU 00 LA FURIA AZUL

Boys Under-13

Boys Under-14

Head Coach/Team Mentor: Kimani Calnek Assistant Coach: Zach Fried

Head Coach: Jvon Alexander Team Mentor: Tenzin Yeshay

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THE SBU ACADEMY

TRAVEL TEAM PROFILES 2014-2015

SBU 98

SBU 97 STRIKERS

Boys Under-16

Boys Under-17

Head Coach: Daniel Vergara Team Mentor: Brendan Davis

Head Coach: Andrej Bjegovic Team Mentor: Kimani Cainek

Head Coach: Andrej Bjegovic Team Mentor: Kimani Calnek

“What I enjoy the most about being in SBU is that I am part of a family that wants me to be successful in life.” - Owen Smith, 17, SBU 97 Strikers

SBU 95 BLUE DEVILS Boys Under-19

Head Coach: George Nantwi Assistant Coach: Curran Dhar Team Mentor: Tenzin Yeshay

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FINANCIAL SUMMARY

OF SOUTH BRONX UNITED’S BUDGET MUST BE RAISED THROUGH FUNDRAISING EVENTS, DONATIONS, AND GRANTS

OF EXPENSES DIRECTLY COVER PROGRAMS

5-YEAR FINANCIAL COMPARISON TOTAL REVENUE

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TOTAL EXPENSES

TOTAL ASSETS

TOTAL LIABILITIES

NET ASSETS

FY2011

FY2012

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

Total Revenue: $115,719 Total Expenses: $99,961 Total Assets: $32,295 Total Liabilities: $9,525 Net Assets: $22,769

Total Revenue: $164,603 Total Expenses: $168,438 Total Assets: $29,090 Total Liabilities: $10,156 Net Assets: $18,934

Total Revenue: $462,236 Total Expenses: $161,144 Total Assets: $330,186 Total Liabilities: $10,160 Net Assets: $320,026

Total Revenue: $454,488 Total Expenses: $412,938 Total Assets: $387,621 Total Liabilities: $26,044 Net Assets: $361,576

Total Revenue: $647,736 Total Expenses: $546,316 Total Assets: $499,050 Total Liabilities: $36,053 Net Assets: $462,996

SOUTH BRONX UNITED


RECREATIONAL SOCCER PROGRAM

10%

SOCIAL SERVICES

CITY IN THE COMMUNITY

2%

15%

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP

2%

1%

F2015 EXPENSES

20%

TRAVEL SOCCER

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

10%

ADMINISTRATION

35%

5%

EDUCATION

FUNDRAISING

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

PROGRAM SERVICE

8%

11%

GOVERNMENT GRANTS

6%

CORPORATE SUPPORT

12% 13%

F2015 REVENUE

0.2% OTHER

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

50%

FOUNDATION SUPPORT

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OUR SUPPORTERS (FY2015) The following individuals, corporations, and foundations made South Bronx United’s programs possible through their contributions between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. We are very grateful for their investment in the South Bronx community and youth! $50,000 AND UP Pinkerton Foundation Price Family Foundation $25,000 TO $49,999 Anonymous City Football Foundation Maverick Capital Foundation NYC Service Simon Bolivar Foundation William E. Simon Foundation $10,000 TO $24,999 Adidas BlackRock The Patrina Foundation Stavros Niarchos Foundation The WellMet Group $2,500 TO $9,999 The Catalog for Giving of New York City Dos Toros Taqueria Sonia and Gaurav Kapadia Courtney and Paul Levinsohn Mercury Insurance Mia Hamm Foundation New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund New York Yankees Foundation Office of Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo Office of Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson Sonia Olinto and Michael Saperstein Stacy Sonnenberg Sina Toussi $1,000 TO $2,499 Judith Adamson and Frank Jackes Kevin Adamson-Jackes and Alejandra Echeverria Bajibot Media Frank Brenninkmeyer Al and Florence Cheung Clara and Kurt Hellmuth Foundation Christy and Josh Gardiner Goldman Sachs Dave Hahn Jon Kane Hormoz Lashkari Levitt Foundation PlaySoccer2Give Douglas Smith Valerie Strumwasser Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Foundation Hanan Thabet and Sherif Soliman

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James White Ned and Noreen Zimmerman $500 TO $999 American Express John Assadi Bulldogs Care Foundation Wilson Calle James Cantelupe Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League Henry Cortez Salvatore Falco Yann Geron Dalia Ghanem Dylan Giordano Susan and Ronald Hahn Jeremy Hinman Bob and Jennifer McKechnie Nabisco National Discount Tire New York City FC Katherine and Tony Pazakis Pfizer Foundation Radar Foundation The Royal Ann Ruble Lauren Salem Pranav and Swati Sawjiany Scarborough & Tweed Josephine Shao Michael Shea Jason Skaare Smithfield Hall Susan and Yuen Tat So Gary Springstubb Story Worldwide The Vitaliano Foundation Westchester Square Physical Therapy $100 TO $499 36th Street Hospitality Carrie Agapito Mahmoud Agha Ronak Amin Milos Andjelic Apartments.com Apple Inc. Steve Armaly Steven Askling Assadi and Milstein, LLP David Baran Jason Baran Erika Battle Andrew Beilenson Danny Bernstein Jared Beschel Helene Bizouerne Jamie Bless

William Bressman Andrew Buonauro Peter Burka Stephen Burnstin Martha Calle Mara Campione Jamie Canton Ilda Canton Daniel Caplivski CaptainU Ann Carr Michael Cavagnaro Alie Ceesay Sheila Cesarano David Chang Kelly Chapman Jim Charatan Edward Cheung Candice Choi Michelle Colletti Thomas Conboy James Couch Mary Czajkowski Christina D’Onofrio Alex Dabagh Randy DeSmyter Kevin Donahue Jacqueline Dudley Richmond Eshaghoff Dirk Ewers Megan Farmer Zach Fernberger Grace Fineman-Riordan Sean Fitzsimmons Kathleen Flynn Michael Fox William Frew Maxwell Frost Raj Gandesha Matthew Ganucheau Avi Ghosh Jacqueline Giaccio Dennis Gibley Google Brian Gottlieb Jeffrey Greenspan Matt and Anna Greenawalt Edrington Group Terence Hanley Jamar Haywood Lauren Hendel Megan Heredia Elin Hollis Jamie Hooker Eban Howell Philip Jebran Snow Jia Keyvan Kazemi AnnMarie Keller Stefan Kloss

Christine Knoesel Jennifer Knoesel Matthew Krantz Athrey Krishnakumar Matt Langton Amir Latifi Ali Latifi Derek Lee Elizabeth Leete Jonathan Leiter Sara Lesko Russell Lindell David Linn Aram Lulla Rishi Mahajan Yvonne and Ravi Mallela Matt Marino Aaron Markowitz Russ Martonis Jared Max Drew McKechnie R. Derek McKechnie McKinsey & Company Christin Melone Lia Minkoff Sushaan Modi Aria Momeni Anthony Mongelli Morgan Stanley Foundation Suzanne Mulvihill Cody Myers Marina Natalini Lucas Nathan Emily Negersmith Guillermo Nemirovsky Stephanie Ngai Jeffrey Nolte Andrea Nurko NY Black Publishers Inc. Nnamdi Okike Carl Oliver Megan Pacchia Ali Paksima Bijan Paksima Lloyd Parodneck Matthew Pearson Robert Petrozzo Misha Retman Kiley Rickert David Rodriguez-Fraile Adriana Rossi James Ruth Ali Sadr Michael Saliba Jeffrey Sandgrund Ana Santamaria Stephanie Santiago Sophia Sattar Michael Schall Matthias Schmitt


OUR SUPPORTERS (FY2015)

Chris Schonberger Jamie Scotto SeatGeek Jonathon Sedgwick David Sedgwick Roberta Seret Jose E Serrano Ankur Shah Margaret Brown Shiverick Carrie Shumway Roberto Salas Silva Carlotta Siniscalco Gordon Sleeper Steph and Andrew So Cynthia and Kaku So-Armah Randall Steketee Jeff Sterrett Lynne Stillings Pamela Swearingen Tom Sy Hoda Tahoun Anoush Tatevossian Thomas Taylor Reda and Laila Thabet Laila Thabet Yuen To So Ellen Tolmie Shelly Toussi Alvarez and Bremer Travel Philip Traversa Amit Vaghela Sheemul Valecha Ann and Lee Van Voris Timothy Van Voris Stephanie Vietry Herve Vixamar Kerry Van Voris Terrence Walsh Ben Wellington Amy and Manfred Wiegandt Chris Wiencko Earl Wilson Adrian Witzke Chris Yap and Christine Chen $1 TO $99 Anonymous Dahlia Abdel-Latif Shari Alexander Fernanda Alves AmazonSmile Foundation Carol Amorso Andrew Anderson Rebecca Anderson Debra Arora Angad Banga Adi Bhagwat Camden Brown Laura Burkart Robert Burky

Chris Burnstin Judith Burnstin Kirk Calder Joseph Canton Franklin Carrasco Aderonke Coker Maureen Cole Adam Cox Diego D’Sola Rajeev Dayal Dylan Dodd Michael Dodd Doris Dopf Lorraine Dubee Jamie Duguid Natalia Echeverria Dimitrios Efstathiou Fady S El Sadek Rebecca Elder Jeremy Emmanuel Anthony Fanciullo Lesley Finer Melissa Flores John Gardiner James Giacopelli David Gonzalez The Grafton Lauren Grzybowski Kunal Gulati Sarah Hammers Andrew Harris Megan Hart Brian Hartman James Heath Mikell F Iles Robert Jackson Karthik Jayaraman James Jordan David Katz Dong Uk Kim Tina Kirvaitis Sanneke Koeling Joshua Krawitz Perry Kryfko Doreen Lam Ken Lambert James Langton Kara Lawrence Andrew Lee Taraz Lee Theresa and John Leung Philip Linder Marianne Love Joshua Markel Sarina Masafy David McClain Seamus McKiernan Courtney Melone Pierre Millet Michelle Mize

Eileen Newman Romulo Novillo Jr. Andrew Okrongly Felipe Osorio Jean Soo Park Gabriel Peguero Jason Peralta Blake Presar Reading Partners Daniel Routh Roman Sandoval Mark Savio Daniel Seidler Kwesi Sey Deborah Shaffer Saumya Shah Taranjit Singh SoccerGrlProbs Howard Sousa Nora Springstubb Christopher Steinmetz Scott Stillman Kevin Swett Syed Taqvi Kathryn Taverna Ryan Thorman Joseph Tinti James Valentino Colin Vick Helma Von Zadow Ivan Whittey Samuel Wu Luis Yunda Shahriar Zehtabchi IN KIND SUPPORT Abbeville Press Adidas Anthony Piscitelli Artuso’s Pastry Shop Association of American Publishers Ben’s Delicatessen Better World Books Bronx Brewery Candlewick Press Citgo Petroleum / Global Partners LP Clif Bar Coca Cola Columbia Teachers College EdLab Cool Hunting Daisy’s Bakery Environment Furtniture Epicurean Management FX Networks Girl Scout Heart of the Hudson Troop 1532 Good Sports Joyce Theater Late Show with David Letterman

Liberty Sport M Style Marketing Major League Soccer Mason Plumlee Moti Mahal Delux New York Botanical Garden NYC Department of Youth and Community Development New York City FC New York City Office of School Food New York Jets New York Yankees Patricia Kantzos Photography Penguin Random House Relish Caterers San Magrino Agency Scholastic, Inc. Score Sports Smithfield Hall The Gleason Family The Macallan Turn 2 Foundation Vince Wildlife Conservation Society PARTNERSHIPS Bronx Non-Profit Coalition BronxWorks Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York Changing the Odds at Morris Heights Health Center The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Growth Through Sport Hostos Community College Inwood House Legal Aid NYC Mott Haven High School Campus New York Cares New York City FC New York Immigration Coalition NYC Parks and Recreation Department NYC Service Randall’s Island Park Alliance PlaySoccer2Give PS/MS 29: The Melrose School PS 199: The Shakespeare School South Bronx High School Campus Student Success Network Terra Firma Up2Us Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports Westchester Square Physical Therapy World Vision

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STAFF & VOLUNTEERS TEAM SBU ANDREW SO Executive Director

JVON ALEXANDER AmeriCorps Coach Across America Team Mentor

CARLOS BHANJI Director of Programs and Recruitment

AJANI CLUNIE CITC Program Coordinator

ERIC SAITO Education Director

SARA CONLEY AmeriCorps VISTA Development Associate

BRIDGET MAHON Youth Development Counselor

LETWINE RUMBI MAVIMA NYC Civic Corps Volunteer Coordinator

THOMAS DEMAIO Director of College Placement and Alumni

TENZIN YESHAY Team Mentor

BRENDAN DAVIS Legal Services Coordinator

MERCEDES ZEGARRA-SOJA NYC Civic Corps Volunteer Coordinator

KIMANI CALNEK Soccer Coordinator

VOLUNTEERS Kevin Adamson-Jackes Robert Ainsworth Josh Albert Jvon Alexander Ibrahim Alhashidi Andrew Anderson Jarret Anistranski Stephen Ansah-Addo Sebastian Apud Naphtalie Azor Ethan Back Jerreh Badjie Tyler Bailey Kelly Balavender Mukesh Balsara Jesse Bania Erika Battle Jefferson Baum Laci Beckett Joelle Berbano Amanda Berg Jamil Bhanji Mario Biancamano Andrej Bjegovic Nouria Bonkongonkou Alicia Blandon Brian Brauntuch Mariah Bryan Lily Callan Jamie Canton Annie Carr Katie Carroll Emily Farley Chang Inhwan Chi Lea Chin Candice Choi Shaun Choo Brendan Chu Ajani Clunie Ryan Coffey Aderonke Coker

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SOUTH BRONX UNITED

Jemuel Colbourne Maureen Cole Elise Czajkowski Samuel Davie Claudia De Los Santos Jennifer De Los Santos Sean DeBuck Robert Deglado Curran Dhar Caroline Donahue Kevin Donahue Milena Dornano Natalia Echeverria Will Edstrom Jeremy Emmanuel Carolina Estrella Dirk Ewers Megan Farmer Megan Feerick Grace Feinman-Riordan Zachary Fernberger Gipsy Fernandez Maria Fischer Chris Fitzgerald Kaitlin Fitzpatrick Michael Fox William Frew Ariam Frezghi Zachary Fried Elvis Garcia Callejas James Giacopelli Bradley Glennon Stephanie Gonzalez Tyler Gordon Brian Gottlieb Shimi Grinfeld Frederik Groenewege Denny Grullon Bianca Guerrero Kunal Gulati Andrew Hanson

Nicole Hauser Hauser William Haynes Matthew Hershey Candace Hoes Stephanie Hurley Jackie Ignatowitz Jennifer James Priyank Kashyap Lauren Kawulicz Jihoon Kim Samuel King Nabi Bradley Kurkowski Doreen Lam Noelle Langston Matt Langton Ryan Lao Morgan Larhant Allison Larr Derek Lee Diane Lee Irene Li Carlos Lienau Diana Llivisaca Jaime Lopez Gopar Alena Lovi-Borgmann Julianne Maeda Aaron Markowitz Russ Martonis Brian Mason David Masterman Molly McDevitt Billy McEwen Andrew McGloin Derek McKechnie Andrea McKinnon Angel Meza Sushaan Modi Kian Momeni Suzanne Mulvihill Ronnie Munkittrick Katherine Murphy

Sean Murphy Gietha Murugiah George Nantwi Olivia Nathan Kinno Nojorono Romulo Novillo Jr. Andrea Nurko Davy Nwachukwu Whitney O’Byrne Edward Cho-O’Leary Matthew O’Shea Shioma Obemeata Uzo Ometu Shirley Orellana Luke Orland Anika Pallan Carla Petit Timothy Pierson Dan Pimentel Dave Pimentel Brennon Pugliese Catherine Rawls Rachel Reeves Greisy Reyes Deanna Richards Mariangeles Regalzi Ryan Rixon Martin Roeck Ben Rogerson Laura Rubio Christian Sanchez William Sanderson Michael Saperstein Pranav Sawjiany Jordan Saylor Kirsten Scholoser Chris Schonberger David Sedgwick Aakash Shah Amit Shah Roomana Shaikh

Elizabeth Shaw Tony Shi Nicholas Simonetti Gurjinder Singh Jason Skaare Travis Skelly Shari Smith TJ Smith James Solomito Arpan Somani Sean Southall Melissa Souto Nora Springstubb Julia Stehney Jimmy Steinmetz Jeff Sterrett Caroline Straughan Sneha Subramanian Kevin Swett Charlton Tabuteau Marie Alix Tabuteau Angelika Tapia Greg Tilistyak Anthony Tissaverasinghe Chockie Tom Olivier Toussaint Joy Trouchen Nicholas Tsang Robert Uvanovic Kendra Velasquez Daniel Vergara Sally Vermaeten Terrence Walsh Stefan Walz Christine Watts Earl Wilson Max Wrobel Samuel Wu


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South Bronx United 2015 Annual Report  

Learn what South Bronx United accomplished in 2014-2015. (Design provided by M Style Marketing)

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