News and Events



March 23, 2016
Boxed CEO to be Honored by America SCORES
New York City – America SCORES, a national leader in urban after school programming, today announced it would honor Boxed Wholesale CEO Chieh Huang with the inaugural Commitment Award at the 10th Annual National Poetry SLAM! April 11th. Huang made news last year for offering to pay college tuition for the children of all Boxed employees.

September 24, 2015
America SCORES National Board of Directors Elects Four Members
New York City – The national board of directors of America SCORES, a national after school program, announced on Thursday the election of four new members, effective September 17, 2015. Sue Devine of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), Peter Loge of the U.S. Institute of Peace, Cy Richardson of the National Urban League (NUL), and Devin Talbott of Enlightenment Capital all join on three-year terms. They have been elected to help lead America SCORES into a new era of growth and sustainability.

April 14, 2015
America SCORES Celebrates 9th Annual National Poetry SLAM! in the Heart of Times Square
New York City – 27 young poets from 14 cities across the United States and Canada took part in the 9th Annual America SCORES National Poetry SLAM! at the top of the Thomson Reuters Building in Times Square on Monday night. The event was the capstone of the school year for the so-called “poet-athletes” of America SCORES, a national after school program that teaches poetry and soccer to over 8,000 low-income youth at over 150 public and charter schools in North America.

June 16, 2014
Briana Scurry Named AMERICA SCORES National Spokesperson
Washington, D.C. – Olympic and World Cup champion soccer goalkeeper Briana Scurry has been named the National Spokesperson for America SCORES, a national after school program. In her new role as an ambassador, she will be spreading her love for the game of soccer and her passion for education to over 8,000 youth in urban public schools across the country.


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Recent SCORES Press:

9/22/16: DC SCORES poet-athlete wins Outstanding Student at Mayor’s Arts Awards (D.C. Arts Commission)

9/15/16: DC SCORES helps D.C. United reach out to the Hispanic community (The Guardian)

9/12/16: SCORES New York poet-athlete Jeremy’s success story featured by FIFA (FIFA)

9/10/16: SCORES Chicago brings artists and students together for annual event (Delaram Art & Design)

8/24/16: SCORES Bay Area named as part of grassroots movement in San Francisco soccer (Huffington post)

7/7/16: DC SCORES coach selected to represent D.C. United as MLS Community MVP (MLS)

6/27/16: SCORES Cleveland gives students a physical and emotional safe space after school (Culture Forward)

6/10/16: SCORES St. Louis poet-athlete wins big in the Big Apple at the National Poetry SLAM! (The STL Spotlight)

6/8/16: SCORES Milwaukee wins $5,000 from Waterstone Bank video contest (Waterstone Bank)

6/3/16: SCORES poet-athletes represent Chicago in Copa America Centenario ceremonies (Sprint)

5/10/16: Spanish-speaking DC SCORES poet-athletes featured on Telemundo Washington DC (Telemundo)

5/5/16: SCORES New York & SCORES Cleveland named 2016 Sports 4 Life recipients (Women’s Sports Foundation)

5/2/16: SCORES Milwaukee coach receives President’s Community Leadership Award (Milwaukee Kickers)

4/30/16: The Power of Poetry and Play: A Conversation with SCORES ED Holly O’Donnell (Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal)

4/14/16: SCORES Cleveland poet-athlete wins trip to perform in New York City (Cleveland 19 News)

4/13/16: Jalen of SCORES New York performs original poem on Men in Blazers (Men in Blazers)

4/11/16: Riya of Canada SCORES performs on Canadian national television (CBC News)

4/1/16: SCORES Bay Area celebrates National Poetry Month with Radio Poets (KALW)

3/27/16: SCORES Milwaukee poet-athlete selected for National SLAM! (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

3/8/16: SCORES Boston becomes Official Education Partner of NWSL’s Boston Breakers (Boston Breakers)

2/9/16: DC SCORES poet-athletes celebrate Qatar National Sports Day with soccer (Qatar News Agency)

2/3/16: America SCORES celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day (SCORES Blog)

1/29/16: SCORES New York poet-athlete featured in Men in Blazers newsletter (Men in Blazers)

1/11/16: SCORES Bay Area unveils new turf field with San Jose Earthquakes and Wells Fargo (San Jose Earthquakes)

12/1/15: Youth poetry slam gives SCORES Milwaukee students a voice (Milwaukee NNS)

11/18/15: America SCORES joins national campaign to have more #WomenInFIFA (Athlete Ally)

11/16/15: Giving the Gift of Childhood for DC SCORES poet-athletes this #GivingTuesday (Huffington Post)

10/27/15: DC SCORES poet-athletes meet the U.S. Women’s National Team at the White House (DCist)

10/13/15: Pro players Cat Whitehill and José Goncalves join SCORES Celebration in Boston (Boston Globe)

10/1/15: D.C. United Soccer Club consolidates with DC SCORES for 2015-2016 school year (D.C. United)

9/22/15: Award-winning ASCAP songwriter Gabriel Mann records song with SCORES LA poet-athletes (Huffington Post)

9/18/15: DC SCORES named one of best places to volunteer in Washington, D.C schools (DCist)

9/8/15: SCORES Cleveland celebrates International Literacy Day with Cleveland community (WKYC Channel 3)