SWB OAKLAND

Serving newcomer youth in the East Bay, California since 2007

OUR PROGRAMS

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

37

youth countries of origin, and 29 languages spoken 

1,941

Youth served through all programs

41%

of coaching staff are program alumni

+33%

higher graduation rate than OUSD as a whole

10:1 

youth to trained coach ratio at core programs 

>4,000 

miles of transportation provided  to youth

"Soccer Without Borders is a beautiful place, a beautiful community"
-Asma, Graduate

FOOTBALL EQUALS FAMILY

CREATING BELONGING FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

PROGRAM BEGINNINGS

REFUGEE COMMUNITY SOCCER CAMP

Participant Spotlight:

Shiham

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.

Alumni

Spotlight:

Omar

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.

CONTACT US

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PARTNERS

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.

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MVSC Logo - Ben Gucciardi
MVSC Logo - Ben Gucciardi
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Senda Athletics
Senda Athletics

Senda Athletics

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Roots Logo - Ben Gucciardi
Roots Logo - Ben Gucciardi
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Capelli Logo - Ben Gucciardi
Capelli Logo - Ben Gucciardi
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Albany-Berkeley Soccer Club

Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

Bay Area Wilderness Training

Bustillo Family Foundation

Cal State East Bay

Capelli Sport

Castlemont High School

Clif Bar

East Bay Asian Youth Center

East Bay Refugee Forum

Fremont High School

Frick Middle School

Hayward Unified School District

Hellman Foundation

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

Oakland Roots Sports Club

Oakland Unified School District

Olympic Club Foundation

Senda Athletics

Tennyson High School

Refugee Transitions

Rudsdale Newcomer Continuation HS

Up2Us Sports

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