City in the Community (CITC), the charity proudly supported by NYCFC, maintains the NYCSI (NYC Soccer Initiative) pitches which provide free soccer programming to thousands of local youth each week. NYCFC and its partners from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, adidas and Etihad Airways are continuing to build and sustain 50 community soccer pitches over the next five years with the aim of providing safe spaces for all New York children and teens. With this partnership, we are tackling inequality in all its forms - including those in our parks and outdoor spaces.
CITC - a 501(c)(c) charity foundation - uses the power of soccer to promote health, education, and leadership development and create safe community spaces, where programming is free of charge for more than 4,000 young people each week. Funds raised during this campaign will benefit programs that take place on NYCSI pitches.
The NYCSI is supported by CITC and NYCFC in partnership with the Mayor's Fund to advance NYC, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, adidas, and Etihad Airways. Now in its second year, the NYCSI provides free programming on the pitches that is focused on promoting healthy eating habits, active living and mentorship. These new soccer mini-pitches will be essential in keeping our young New Yorkers safe, active and connected with the community.
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