WHO WE ARE

FC HARLEM NY Serves:

Boys and Girls Ages 5-19 from Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx with a focus on providing more opportunities for youth of color to participate.

OUR MISSION

To provide opportunities for youth to play soccer in their neighborhood and develop future leaders through specialized programs.

OUR VISION

To be a sports+leadership organization where youth are encouraged to build successful, fulfilling lives; prepared to become global citizens, confident leaders and role models to their peers.

OUR VALUES

A FC Harlem LION R.O.A.R.S!
Respect
Oourselves
And
Respect
Society


A LION IS:
CONFIDENT,
COMPETENT, &
CARING

OUR CHALLENGE

Limited resources in communities of color put youth at greater risk of becoming disengaged, disconnected, and cut off from pursuing their dreams.


Our youth need access to designated safe spaces to engage with caring mentors who can help them develop to their fullest potential.

OUR IMPACT


97% of all high school participants graduated

80% of those graduates have gone to college

Since 2006, FC Harlem has served more that 7,000 youth across all programs

100% of LIONS  participants perform a minimum of 25 hours of volunteer service annually.

FC Harlem really care about us as individuals, they want us to be confident and understand the importance of giving back – Joseph Komora, 14, FC Harlem L.I.O.N FC Harlem is so much more than soccer. It is about community service, empowerment and just understanding what it means to be a young person of color living in the world – Corey Pierce, 21, FC Harlem L.I.O.N Alumni

OUR LEGACY

We will provide a state-of-the-art community center with classrooms, computer rooms, fitness center and office space.  In West Harlem we will build a floodlit covered soccer facility that will not only be used for healthy play for the broader Harlem community but will create internships to improve job skills for FC Harlem’s high school participants.