South Bronx United is a 501c3 nonprofit, youth development organization that uses soccer to engage community youth and support the South Bronx community. We serve more than 900 boys and girls aged 4-19 combining recreational and competitive youth soccer with academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, health and wellness promotion, leadership development, immigrant legal services, and other social services.
The South Bronx is one of the poorest districts in the entire nation (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). It also has the hunger rates and the obesity rates among the highest the country. Together, the school districts perform the lowest in the state. At the same time, the borough, and the South Bronx in particular, have the fastest growing immigrant population in the city. South Bronx United aims to make a difference in this community by engaging at-risk and immigrant youth through their passion for soccer.