News
04 Mar

2020 was an extraordinary year for everyone. It began auspiciously for South Bronx United, on stage at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin, Germany where the organization was awarded the 2020 Sport for Good Award. Less than a month later, SBU was forced to shut down all of its programming as the South Bronx, for a time, became the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, one that has disproportionately impacted low-income Black and brown communities. The rest of 2020 turned into a whirlwind of tragedy, disappointment, stress, but also hope—inspired by the leadership and resilience of SBU student-athletes. Read South Bronx United's 2020 Annual Report to learn about the organization's response to COVID-19 and its work to ensure the return of crucial programming that supports the physical health, mental health, and social-emotional wellbeing of South Bronx Youth.

News
05 Jan

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation awarded South Bronx United its largest grant to date to support programming through COVID-19. South Bronx United received the award along with eight other amazing sports-based youth development organization in New York City. The new grants are part of SNF’s ongoing $100 million global initiative to help provide relief from the effects of the pandemic, but they build on previous SNF grants to each organization stretching as far back as a decade. Learn more in this video from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

News
14 Dec

T-shirts, crews, jerseys, and face masks. Every piece you purchase this holiday season allows us to keep both remote and in-person activities—soccer, academics, college prep, family supports, immigration services—thriving during these difficult times, and will help us bring our core college access programming to more youth in 2021. Plus, all proceeds from sales will be matched up to $5,000! Click here to visit the shop.

News
08 Dec

Nourou Gaiya was honored in November at United for Change: South Bronx United's 2020 Virtual Benefit. Mr. Gaiya is the first ever student-athlete to complete the 11-year SBU Academy cycle: from sixth grade to college graduation. Mr. Gaiya arrived in the Bronx from Niger at age 7 and joined South Bronx United in 2009 at age 10. He graduated this year from the City College of New York with a degree in International Relations and aspires to one day combine his business acumen with his passion for international development to start his own nonprofit NGO in Africa. Mr. Gaiya is also a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Accountability (DACA) program. Watch Nourou's story!

News
03 Dec

Executive Director Andrew So was honored by US Youth Soccer as the East Region Administrator of the Year and by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) as its 2020 Administrator of the Year. US Youth Soccer is divided into four regions and registers nearly three million youth athletes annually. With approximately 100,000 youth soccer players and more than 25,000 volunteers, the ENYYSA stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. South Bronx United has been a member of US Youth Soccer and the ENYYSA since 2009.