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.

  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
  7. D.C. Girls Represent America In Street Child World Cup in Moscow

    Nine teenage girls from D.C. represented the United States at another international soccer competition — the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia.

    The Afro-American
  8. Council honors DC youth soccer team that represented U.S. at Street Child World Cup

    The DC Council honored nine DC SCORES alumnae for their participation in the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia.

    The DC Line
  9. DC SCORES Seeks to Make Better Players, Students, People

    Kicking the ball and working as a team is the message DC SCORES seeks to send to children and young people in the U.S. capital.

    Voice of America
  10. Wayne Rooney arrives in D.C., and his fans are there to greet him: ‘This is iconic’

    Chris Hudler — soccer program manager at D.C. United’s official charitable partner, DC SCORES — brought three young soccer players with him to the terminal to welcome Wayne Rooney.

    The Washington Post
  11. Usando el balón para tener buenas notas

    Patear el balón y trabajar en equipo es el programa que DC SCORES busca enseñar a niños y jóvenes en la capital de EE.UU. Se enfoca en preparar a los menores para jugar uno de los deportes más populares del mundo, el fútbol. Y a través del buen uso del balón, mejorar su rendimiento académico.

    Voice of America
  12. DC SCORES providing public soccer leagues and programs for DC students

    Kal and Jessica talk about their trip to Russia representing the USA at the Street Child World Cup.

    Fox 5 DC
  13. Soccer in America: why aren't more black kids playing the world's game?

    Guardian reporter Les Carpenter came to the DC SCORES Alumni Tournament and interviewed participants and coaches about an issue we’ve addressed since 1994.

    The Guardian

    Bethany Rubin Henderson, a nationally recognized social entrepreneur; Echoing Green Fellow; and recent White House Fellow, became DC SCORES Executive Director in 2014. Bethany’s career has spanned the social, for-profit, and government sectors.

    The Native Society
  15. I am the DMV

    Every issue of the street newspaper features a DC SCORES poem!

    Street Sense Media
  16. D.C. students travel to Moscow to compete in 2018 Street Child World Cup

    Amy Aubert of ABC captured a special moment as we sent off nine DC SCORES alumnae on the experience of a lifetime as the team representing the USA at the Street Child World Cup in Moscow, Russia.

  17. Young DC-area woman publishes children’s book to spread messages of positivity

    DC SCORES alumna A’dora Willis published a book aimed at inspiring today’s youth. The former poet-athlete also continues to inspire as a guest poet at DC SCORES events.

    Street Sense
  18. Around Town: DC SCORES Poetry Slam!

    Washingtonian covered the second night of the 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!

    Washington Life
  19. Kids perform poetry on NBC-4

    DC SCORES standout poets Uniyah, 10, and Cristian, 8, performed their Poetry Slam! poems on live TV during the Midday News.

    NBC Washington
  20. 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!

    A recap of the first night of the 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!.

  21. DC Kids Will Be On Center Stage for Poetry Slam

    H.D. Cooke performs for the camera to hype the 20th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!


    A profile of DC SCORES

    Voices for Healthy Kids Action Center
  23. In D.C., a small step toward tackling U.S. youth soccer’s accessibility problem

    DC SCORES partner, nonprofit Open Goal Project, aims to find opportunities for lower-income and minority players.

    The Washington Post
  24. Screaming Eagles score big in D.C. | Beyond the Stands pres. by Wells Fargo

    The Screaming Eagles have been a power behind D.C. United since the dawn of MLS. But few know they’ve been just as powerful as a force for good in the D.C. Community by supporting DC SCORES.

    Major League Soccer
  25. DC SCORES x United Expressions: A great time for a great cause

    Executive Director, DC SCORES Bethany Rubin Henderson and two of their stellar poet-athletes DC Scores alums, A’dora Willis, Senior Suitland High School & Xavier Crowell, Hardy Middle School stopped by GMW to showcase their skills and talk about their United Expressions event.

    WJLA ABC-7
  26. Podcast: Executive Director Bethany Henderson talks fundraising and partnerships Through the Noise (podcast)
  27. DC SCORES revolves around teamwork - in soccer and in the community Catalogue for Philanthropy
  28. DC Poetry Slam Showcases Young Talent NBC Washington
  29. DC SCORES kids scores through soccer, poetry, and more Wells Fargo Stories
  30. Poesía contra el temor migratorio El Tiempo Latino
  31. D.C. students compete in annual slam poetry competition W-USA9 (CBS)
  32. Who says millennials don’t help out? How groups are tapping a new wave of volunteers. The Washington Post
  33. How MLS embraced Latinos: ‘We view the Hispanic market as part of our DNA’ The Guardian
  34. DC SCORES: Revolutionizing after-school programs for the underserved Atlas Corps
  35. Coach of the Week: Mark “Popsie” Lewis WJLA ABC-7
  36. DC SCORES helps low-income youth succeed WJLA ABC-7
  37. Versos & patadas Telemundo Washington DC
  38. SCORE Awards DC Refined
  39. D.C. United Serves up Community Spirit at Nando’s Washington Informer
  40. Qatar Embassies Celebrate Sports Day all Over The World Qatar News Agency
  41. DC SCORES Poetry Slam! (Eastside) East of the River (page 43)
  42. Meet your neighbors: Coach Popsie of DC SCORES New Columbia Heights blog
  43. Giving the Gift of Childhood on GivingTuesday Huffington Post
  44. USWNT Soccer Clinic at President’s Park Brightest New Things
  45. At SheBelieves Event, U.S. Women’s National Team Inspires Kids to ‘Find Your Park’ DCist
  46. DCU’s United Soccer Club consolidates with DC SCORES
  47. The Best Back-To-School Volunteering in the D.C. Area DCist
  48. SCORE Awards! Bisnow
  49. Washington, D.C. internship combines soccer, poetry and service for Fabien Celestin 17 Centre College
  50. What Will it Take to Help All Kids Grow Up at a Healthy Weight
  51. Stateside Visit A Success For Black Cats FCBusiness
  52. Sunderland look to expand into USA Tribal Football
  53. DC SCORES Poetry Slam! (Westside) MIDCITY DC (page 34)
  54. D.C. Program Turns Out Award-Winning Poets NBC Washington
  55. DC SCORES Poetry Slam! (Eastside) East of the River (page 40)
  56. DC SCORES Poetry Slam! puts ‘soccer problems’ in perspective
  57. Featured Slidely: Keep the Lights On Afterschool Slidely
  58. Pay It Forward: Unlikely combination of soccer and poetry proves inspiring for D.C. students Newschannel 8,
  59. DC SCORES Jamboree! (p. 58) Capital Community News
  60. DC SCORES, Sound Bites, Fusion Scene Bisnow
  61. DC SCORE Awards Modern Luxury DC
  62. Bancroft Elementary School: DC SCORES! Meghan Anne Photography
  63. Sport and Spine will take part in DC SCORES 2014 PRWeb
  64. Students perform at annual poetry slam MSNBC (“The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”)
  65. America SCORES National Poetry SLAM! Livestream
  66. 10-year-old does poetry slam on school closing MSNBC (“The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”)
  67. My School’s Closing… (page 54) East of the River (Capital Community News)
  68. Peña Madridista DC takes student-athletes from DC Scores to Pelé’s ‘Gols for Development’ Exhibit Peña Madridista DC
  69. Students Show Off Their Poetry Slam Skills NBC Washington (TV)
  70. DC SCORES Poetry Slam! (page 42) MIDCITY DC (Capital Community News)
  71. DC SCORES Poetry Slam! (page 35) East of the River (Capital Community News)
  72. Giving Tuesday: Ways to Help Those in the D.C. Area NBC Washington
  73. GIVE IT UP, D.C. Washington City Paper
  74. DC SCORES Rage Against the Minivan
  75. DC SCORES with Social Media Third Sector Today
  76. In D.C., girls’ soccer stalled by lack of teams The Washington Post