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.
Altis Endurance Sports
Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore City Public School System
Baltimore Community Foundation Baltimore Resettlement Center
Breath of God Lutheran Church
Charm City Soccer League
Gettysburg College Soccer
Goodnow Community Center
Hampstead Hill Academy
Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund
John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School
Leveling the Playing Field
Loyola U Ctr for Comm. Svc. & Justice
Maryland Mentoring Resource Center
Maryland Office for Refugees & Asylees
Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Friends School of Baltimore
The Park School of Baltimore
The Greene Turtle Fells Point
The Yoga Service Project
Repair the World
Strong City Baltimore
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Vanguard Collegiate Middle School
Y of Central Maryland