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Making an impact in the community through service-learning projects

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The spring SCORES season consists of 12-weeks of free afterschool programming for DC SCORES poet-athletes. Besides soccer practices and weekly games, each team spends time in the classroom to identify an issue in their local community and then address it with a service-learning project.

One Night One Goal: A Night to Remember

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2019 One Night One Goal photo album

Audi Field opened its gates once more for an evening celebration like no other to benefit DC SCORES.

One Night One Goal came back for the second time since October 2018 with even more surprises and exclusive experiences for its attendees. Throughout the night guests had the opportunity to see Audi Field like they never have before as they mingled with the stars from D.C. United and the Washington Spirit.

Expanding Junior SCORES during Do More 24

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In order to serve more kids in the District, DC SCORES expanded its program to include K-2 graders and teach the core values of teamwork, leadership and commitment at a younger age.

Junior SCORES currently serves over 250 kids, ages 5-8, and offers age-appropriate soccer activities with a social-emotional skill development component. DC SCORES is able to offer this opportunity completely free of charge to our participants thanks to people like you who contribute on days like Do More 24.

DC SCORES Hosts 8th Annual Alumni Tournament

Last Thursday marked the 8th Annual DC SCORES Alumni Tournament, which hosted over 100 DC SCORES alumni. This year’s’ tournament featured the first ever women’s division, which drew in even more alums and upped the competition!

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SOCCER IN THE CITY: Feature Length Documentary Film Commences Production for Summer 2019 Release

Soccer in the City explores the complicated relationship between the world’s most popular sport and inner-city America. The character and story-driven documentary, akin to Hoop Dreams and Waiting For Superman, examines how soccer is the easiest way to provide city kids with teams, and how, in turn, increased participation by urban youth could deepen the talent pool and possibly improve America’s fortunes on the pitch as it prepares to host the 2026 World Cup.

Local Professional Athletes Bill Hamid and Joanna Lohman join Award-Winning DC SCORES in Celebrating its 25th Anniversary

DC SCORES, the official community partner of D.C. United, and the leading provider of afterschool youth programming in Washington D.C., is excited to announce that D.C. United Goalkeeper Bill Hamid, and Washington Spirit Midfielder Joanna Lohman will serve as the official ambassadors for the organization, which will celebrate its 25th Anniversary throughout 2019 - 2020. DC SCORES uses a unique combination of soccer, spoken-word poetry, and service-learning to create neighborhood teams that give kids in need the confidence and skills to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom, and in life. This year, DC SCORES will provide programming for over 3,000 low-income kids from throughout the District.

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring SCORES

Today DC SCORES kicks off another season for our poet-athletes! After a long, cold winter, our poet-athletes will retake the field for practices and gamedays, while also continuing to learn about building teamwork and giving back to the community.

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