Through in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs, Soccer Without Borders Oakland is a crucial resource to newcomer refugee and immigrant youth across Alameda County, CA.
By The Numbers - Most Recent Year
youth countries of origin, and 29 languages spoken
Youth served through all programs
of coaching staff are program alumni
higher graduation rate than OUSD as a whole
youth to trained coach ratio at core programs
miles of transportation provided to youth
"Soccer Without Borders is a beautiful place, a beautiful community"
A refugee originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Shiham was recently awarded a full scholarship to the University of Puget Sound through the Posse Foundation.
Omar came to the United States from Colombia, speaking no English and knowing no one. He is now a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Kinesiology, and works as a full-time soccer coach in San Francisco.
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.
Albany-Berkeley Soccer Club
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame
Bay Area Wilderness Training
Bustillo Family Foundation
Cal State East Bay
Castlemont High School
East Bay Asian Youth Center
East Bay Refugee Forum
Fremont High School
Frick Middle School
Hayward Unified School District
International Rescue Committee
La Familia Counseling Services
Mill Valley Soccer Club
MVLA Soccer Club
Oakland Fund for Children and Youth
Oakland High School
Oakland International High School