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Soccer Without Borders Announces New Directors in Maryland and Colorado


Soccer Without Borders is excited to announce the hiring of Emily Sherman as the incoming Director of SWB Baltimore. Emily will oversee year-round programming in Baltimore City and Prince George's County that serves more than 400 refugee and immigrant youth through soccer, education, and community-based activities.

Emily has been deeply committed to public service in Baltimore throughout her career, working at Baltimore City Schools and with former City Councilman Jim Kraft, in addition to completing a master's in Public Policy at UMBC. Prior to her time in Baltimore, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia, serving as one of the in-country Peace Corps Volunteer Leaders in year three. Emily is a certified trainer in Restorative Practices and a lifelong athlete. Please join us in welcoming Emily to the team in Baltimore, and stay tuned for details on an upcoming Meet & Greet with the SWB Baltimore team.


Since 2014, Soccer Without Borders Baltimore has been led by Casey Thomas, who has spearheaded program growth that has tripled the number of participants served annually while maintaining the program's near-perfect graduation rate. Heading into the upcoming school year, Casey will head westward to take on a new role as Director of SWB Colorado, leading the expansion of our current program in Greeley to include programming in Greater Denver.

Show your support for SWB Colorado from afar by grabbing your soccer ball and camera to participate in our Juggle Challenge. Or if you find yourself in Colorado, join Casey and SWB Colorado at our World Refugee Day celebration on June 23 in Greeley.


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