Impact

DC SCORES Works

83out of100 kids

After a 12-week DC SCORES season, 83% of participants improved their aerobic capacity.

99out of100 kids

After a 12-week DC SCORES season, 99% of participants were confident they would graduate high school.

96out of100 kids

After a year of DC SCORES, 96% of participants discovered something they’re good at.

The ability to have one-on-one conversations with students about not just school, but about soccer and personal lives has impacted me greatly.

DC SCORES coach

My daughter has built a great amount of confidence sharing her ideas in class. She was always very smart with lots of ideas but was very shy. Thank you DC SCORES!

DC SCORES parent


Awards

During the 2017-18 season, DC SCORES has received the following recognition:

Press Coverage

  1. Carlos Vives y el D.C. United se unen por una buena causa

    Grammy-winning Colombian artist, Carlos Vives, donated two “callejeras” or “goal-chairs” to DC SCORES at a special event at the Inter-American Development Bank alongside D.C. United players and poet-athletes from Bancroft Elementary School.

    Telemundo
  2. When Soccer and Poetry Meet, Kids Succeed: Q & A with DC SCORES

    DC SCORES Director of Writing, Charity Blackwell, and Director of Individual Gifts & Corporate Partnerships, Tony Francavilla, sat down with the Planet Word Muesuem to talk about how soccer and poetry work together in our programming.

    Planet Word
  3. U.S. Soccer Foundation's Got A Brand-New Pitch

    Mark Wright from The Undefeated got to speak with DC SCORES participants about how excited they are about the new U.S. Soccer Foundation mini-pitch in Petworth.

    The Undefeated
  4. New D.C. Area Mini-Pitch Unveiled to Support Increased Access to Youth Soccer Programming

    DC SCORES participants attended the unveiling of the new U.S. Soccer Foundation mini-pitch in Petworth.

    U.S. Soccer Foundation
  5. Free Camps Help Level Playing Field for Future US Soccer Stars

    DC SCORES poet-athletes and staff talk about leveling the playing field by offering free high-quality soccer camps to disadvantaged children.

    Voice of America
  6. D.C. United: The ultimate guide to Audi Field

    Charity Blackwell, Director of Writing for DC SCORES, memorialized the ribbon cutting ceremony of Audi Field with an original poem.

    The Washington Times