NEWS and UPDATES
Over 500 boys and girls attend South Bronx United’s Recreational Program at Macombs Dam Park and Mullaly Park each Saturday to play soccer. On May 9th, they also had the opportunity to take home free books and experience the joy of reading as part of SBU’s annual Literacy Day. Read more.
As of May 1st, 12 SBU Academy Seniors have committed to colleges and universities, including Alfred University, Clarkson University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Sarah Lawrence College, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Oswego, and others. See the full list of commitments on the SBUnited! Blog.
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has designated South Bronx United, Inc. as an agency with BIA recognition, allowing designated SBU staff to practice immigration law. This recognition will enable SBU to represent our youth, families, and the community in proceedings before Immigration Court and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This will help youth on the path towards college and careers and helps families provide a better life for their children.
On April 2nd, South Bronx United organized the 2015 City Showcase Symposium at Baruch College to kickoff the City Showcase weekend that also included a youth soccer tournament on Randall’s Island. Read More on the SBU Blog.
The 2015 City Showcase, hosted by South Bronx United and Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC), brought 93 boys and girls soccer teams, Under 15 through Under-19, to Randall's Island for two days of games in front of 70 college coaches. The tournament featured a diverse group of teams from across the greater New York City metropolitan area, as well as teams from New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Canada. View a video recap of the event. The purpose of the City Showcase is open to teams across the city, state,...
Read our 2014 Annual Report to learn about the impact South Bronx United has had over the past year. Says Cesar Gonzalez, SBU Academy Class of 2014: "In the last five years, SBU has helped me focus on school and build better character on and off the field. SBU showed me the importance of education. It helped me improve my soccer skills as well as my grades. I have changed as a person and made it to college. SBU helped make that possible."
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