Through in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs, Soccer Without Borders Maryland is a crucial resource to newcomer refugee and immigrant youth across Baltimore City and Baltimore County, MD.
By The Numbers - Most Recent Year
youth countries of origin, and 27 languages spoken
Youth served through all programs
Seniors graduated high school
youth to trained coach ratio at core programs
Core participant hours
"It's not just soccer, it helps with academics, personal life, everything. It's different because you have more support than you would from other teams or schools that just focus on soccer."
-Dulce, SWB Maryland Graduate
Since arriving in the US in 2015 and joining SWB in 2016, Aya has excelled on and off the field. She recently featured alongside some of the best players in the world, speaking with Ada Hegerberg, Juan Mata, Eniola Aluko, Blaise Matuidi, and youth from other organizations, discussing equal opportunities in soccer.
Warshan, originally from Iraq, spent four years in Syria before arriving in Baltimore through a refugee resettlement program in 2007. After graduating with SWB, he now contributes to SWB through coaching, working with the Collective Impact Team, and even speaking at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
Building a more inclusive world requires a shared purpose and a collaborative approach. Our partners and supporters enable us to provide programming to youth free-of-cost, while also providing complementary services to youth and families when their needs fall outside of our scope.
Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore City Public School System
Breath of God Lutheran Church
Gettysburg College Soccer
Goodnow Community Center
Hampstead Hill Academy
Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
Leveling the Playing Field
Loyola U Ctr for Comm. Svc. & Justice
Maryland Office for Refugees & Asylees
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Friends School of Baltimore
The Park School of Baltimore
Repair the World
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Vanguard Collegiate Middle School
Y of Central Maryland