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Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 12.23.24 PMPhoto Essay: Pairing soccer and poetry on a new field.  March, 2016.





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Campo de suenos: Quakes por los ninos. January 8th, 2016. Gil, Bay Area SCORES Middle School Director, nominated as the San Jose Earthquake’s 2015 Community MVP works to transform Bay Area asphalt playgrounds to ‘Fields of Dreams.‘” June 24th, 2015.



WKTVUomen’s World Cup 2015: Youth soccer officials talk about SF Civic Center World Cup viewing party with Executive Director, Colin Schmidt. June 11, 2015.

Where to watch: FootySFSan Francisco Travel Association

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Another Story Involving Soccer in the Mission By Mark Barbeau of FootySF. February 24, 2015.




SoccerAmericaLogo    Briana Scurry: Good coaches understand kids. 

An interview with Women’s World Cup and Olympic champion, Bri Scurry, after the America SCORES 2014 Change the Game Lunch. By Mike Woitalla. November 14, 2014.


WWorld Cup 2014orld Cup 2014 Viewings at San Francisco’s Civic Center hosted by America SCORES Bay Area and SF Rec & Park draws thousands of soccer fans.  July 2014.

CBS SF  –  KRON4  –  KTVU  –  SFGate  –  NBC Bay Area



SF elementary scExaminer-Logohool recreation area transformed from asphalt to artificial turf.  Daniel Webster      Elementary School the 3rd to rollout an America SCORES Field of Dreams.  May 23, 2014.



Pockets, soccer just part of the poetry fun during National Poetry Month.  By Richard A. Carranza. April 22, 2014.



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  Elementary schools score as artificial turf replaces asphalt. February 6, 2014.




sfchronsfgate logoFront page of the SF Chronicle! Giving Tuesday links charity to gathering      places.  December 2, 2014.



Scoring Angel Energy: Poet-athletes write and perform song with Grammy award-winning producer Narada Michael Walden.  Article and video.  November 2013.




Turning asphalt to turf in San Francisco: America Scores launches a campaign to build micro-soccer artificial turf fields at 18 San Francisco schools. November 2013.



UCSF_logoSoccer Kicks Up Activity Level for Overweight Kids April 2013

Dr. Kris Madsen Interviewed on UCSF evaluation of Impact of America SCORES Programs April 2013




National Poetry Slam Winner Plays Soccer
One of the hundreds of kids dribbling a soccer ball on the field of Candlestick Park was a Poetry Slam winner from San Francisco. October 2012.

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America SCORES Bay Area will gather over 2,000 soccer dribblers to break the Guinness World Record for Most Soccer Balls Dribbled at one time Saturday, September 29, at Candlestick Park. September 2012


America SCORES Listed as a Major League Soccer Grassroot Partner
League Soccer. September 2012


3,000+ Dribblers. 10 Cities. One Guinness World Record.
The Sacramento Bee. September 2012.
Soccer communities across the United States will unite to try to break the Guinness World Record for the most soccer balls ever dribbled by a group at one time.


Young Poets Perform at the Apollo in New York City (PDF)
San Francisco Unified School District School Times. Spring 2012.
Three SFUSD elementary school students represented the Bay Area at the America SCORES National Poetry SLAM! at the Apollo Theatre in NYC on April 16.


Bay Area Arts News

San Francisco Chronicle. April 2012
Four Bay Area public elementary students competed in the sixth annual America SCORES National Poetry                                                     SLAM! at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in NYC.


UCSF Featured Community Partnerships. January 2012.
America SCORES Bay Area partners with UCSF to develop SportSmarts conflict-resolution curriculum.



Wells Fargo Goals For Education  |  Video
San Jose Earthquakes. January 2011.
America SCORES Bay Area receives $1,500 from Wells Fargo and the San Jose Earthquakes!

All Teed Up
Forbes features America SCORES as one of the top five youth sports organizations to support.
November 2011


America SCORES with Soccer and Book Program (PDF)
The Western Edition
America SCORES Bay Area unveils the Book Zone field-side library.
November 2011


Soccer and Poetry in the City (PDF)  San Francisco Chronicle  September 2011


Thousands Of Fans Cheer on Women’s Soccer at San Francisco Civic Center
San Francisco Examiner

America SCORES Bay Area sponsors the 2011 Women’s World Cup LIVE viewings.
July 2011



Thousands of Fans Fill Civic Center for Women’s World Cup Finals
SF Appeal
America SCORES Bay Area sponsors the 2011 Women’s World Cup LIVE viewings.
July 2011



Soccer at the Apollo
US Soccer Players
America SCORES 5th Annual National Poetry SLAM! featured on the US Soccer Players homepage.
April 2011


American Soccer Beyond the World Cup (PDF)
The Wall Street Journal
July 2010


UCSF Program Cultivates Sense of Community Engagement
UCSF Community Partnerships
UCSF Community Partnerships program awards America SCORES Bay Area a grant to implement a hip-hop based curriculum in SF.
June 2010


Big Score with Free World Cup Broadcast
San Francisco Chronicle
America SCORES Bay Area sponsors the 2010 World Cup LIVE viewings.
May 2010


Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within A Generation (PDF)
White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity Report
America SCORES Bay Area mentioned in a report to President Obama.
May 2010


West County Kids Slam Stock Exchange with Powerful Poetry
Contra Costa Times
May 2010



Soccer Kids to Get A Kick Out of Wall Street
NY Daily News
April 2010



Oakland Boy Wins Poetry Contest (Video)
2010 National Poetry SLAM! poet, Charles Mack, recites his poem about love on ABC7.
April 2010


America SCORES on KFOG with Peter Finch
Featuring poetry performances from America SCORES youth and interview with Executive Director, Colin Schmidt.
April 2010


America SCORES Increases Literacy, with Soccer (Video)
Richmond Confidential
December 2009


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