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The First Six Months: Nonprofits Need to Hire Veterans

Paul Caccamo Up2Us Sports Founder & CEO Many veterans have told me the first six months is what really matters. They are referring to the immediate time when they have finished their tours of duty and returned home to civilian life. During these first six months stateside, our military veterans must navigate a unique and […]

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What Does a Trauma-Sensitive Sports Practice Look Like?

Sports are not often the first thing to come to mind when looking to address trauma.  At Up2Us Sports, we’re working to change that.  When implemented by a trained coach who can create a safe space for youth, sports can be a positive experience for youth with a past of adverse childhood experiences.  Below is an example of […]

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1 of 1,000,000: Coach Anthony’s Service as a AmeriCorps Member

My name is Anthony Andino and I am an AmeriCorps alumnus who served three years as an AmeriCorps member at Up2Us Sports. I am currently the Sports and Recreation Coordinator for Henry Street Settlement in New York City and serve as the Host Site Supervisor for our current AmeriCorps Coach Across America (CAA) coaches. The […]

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Up2Us Sports Helps AmeriCorps Celebrate 1,000,000 Members

This fall, AmeriCorps honors the one million people who have taken the pledge to “get things done for America.” As a proud member of the AmeriCorps community, Up2Us Sports commemorated this milestone by holding a celebratory event on Wednesday, October 5th at one of our long standing Coach Across America (CAA) host site organizations, Henry […]

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When Two Ithaca Alumni Meet: How A Passion for Sports Led Candace to VISTA

After graduating from college, Candace Burton knew she didn’t want to go down the traditional path. As a Sports Management major, most opportunities are in sales or a team sport setting and she knew that path wasn’t for her. After briefly working at Row New York and the New York Parks Department, she knew she […]

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HELP RAISE $100,000 IN 100 DAYS

Up2Us Sports has launched a fundraising campaign on CrowdRise called $100k in 100 Days to support our Operation Coach program. Between September 23, 2016 – December 31, 2016 we want to raise $100,000 to help returning veterans reconnect with their communities through sports. We’d like to expand Operation Coach to support more returning veterans, and […]

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New Report Shows Youth Need 140 Hours of Physical Activity to See Health Outcomes

Up2Us Sports collected data from 379 Coach Across America coaches serving approximately 85,550 youth at 148 sports-based youth development organizations.  Youth who were offered more physical activity over the course of the CAA program saw greater improvements on average in the PACER test compared to youth who were offered less physical activity. 140 hours appeared to […]

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From Combat to Coaching: How One Miami Veteran Is Making a Difference in His Hometown

For the kids in the soccer program at enFAMILIA in Homestead, Florida, they see Jacinto Molina as a coach, a mentor, and a friend. Having grown up in the same community as many of enFAMILIA’s participants, it has been easy for Jacinto to develop a close connection with many of the kids in the program, and […]

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Up2Us Sports 2015 Annual Report

How do you summarize a year?  Up2Us Sports summarizes it in dance, soccer, baseball, football, squash, rugby and lacrosse.  A year is creating healthier children, better performing schools, and safer communities. A year is the connection that sports has to each one of those outcomes. We hope you will read our 2015 Annual Report and we thank […]

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PALMco Sponsors Four Coach-Mentors in Baltimore

Thanks to a donation from PALMco – a family-owned and operated energy supply company – Up2Us Sports will support and train four coaches in the Baltimore, MD area. All four coaches recently attended an Up2Us Sports Coach Training Institute in Boston. Read about the four coaches below: Coach Omar DuPree Baltimore Lacrosse and Leadership  Omar was born and […]

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