Coach Hemon: Using Soccer to Help Young Refugees

Coach Hemon Waling is emblematic of the incredible individuals that have chosen to serve their community through Up2Us Sports. Like the majority of Up2Us Sports coaches, Waling serves in the community where he grew up, which is a unique aspect of the Up2Us Coach program that helps foster trust and build meaningful relationships across the […]

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The Humana Foundation Awards Up2Us Sports Grants in New Orleans and Tampa Bay

 In July, 2017, it was announced that The Humana Foundation, located in Louisville, Ky., is providing Up2Us Sports grants in both New Orleans, LA and Tampa Bay, FL. to improve the health and well-being of community residents. Up2Us Sports was one of five nonprofit organizations in New Orleans to receive a total of $525,000, and […]

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Up2Us Sports Receives $2.5 Million in National and State AmeriCorps Funding

Through Up2Us Sports’ national coaching program, 350 AmeriCorps members will be trained to coach and mentor low-­income youth to make better decisions, stay healthy, and reach their potential, through the power of sports. The $2.5 million in grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will support AmeriCorps members nationally with added support […]

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Up2Us Sports and Member Organizations Welcome New AmeriCorps VISTAs

Please join us in welcoming the AmeriCorps VISTAs who will be serving at Up2Us Sports and its member organizations for the 2017-2018 program year. VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a national service program that utilizes the skills, talents and passion of more than 7,000 Americans annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty. […]

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