Community Outreach2020-07-22T12:03:19+00:00

Charlotte FC in the Community

22 Schools Initiative

In association with our community partners, Charlotte Football Club is providing free after school soccer and literacy programming for Title 1 schools in Charlotte and the Carolinas. Each participating school will have its own coach/mentor.

22 Pitches Initiative

The club will install mini soccer pitches in at-risk communities across Charlotte and the Carolinas. Each pitch will be complemented with a character-based mentoring curriculum, and soccer programming.

22 Captains Academy

We are investing in, and empowering, our local high school leaders. Boys and girls who are nominated to the Captains Academy will participate in monthly meetings to listen to and learn from leaders in our community.

Our Community Partners

Creative Player Foundation

Creative Player Foundation

A nonprofit on the west side of the city, the Creative Player Foundation provides after school soccer programming for at-risk urban communities, who would otherwise be denied access to the sport by its prohibitive cost and cultural barriers.

Soccer Foundation of Charlotte

Soccer Foundation of Charlotte (Soccer FC)

Since 2017, Soccer F.C. has provided free after school literacy and soccer programming for children in Charlotte who live at or below the poverty line, including those in immigrant and refugee communities.

Street Soccer: Project 658

Street Soccer: Project 658

Street Soccer USA is a social enterprise that leverages private donors and corporate responsibility donations to fund in-school, after school, community-based club, and adult programs to improve the future of youth and young adults.

Our Community Captains

Our exclusive network of leaders around the Carolinas are an integral to helping the club connect at a grassroots level. Community Captains advocate for the growth of the club, and will facilitate a two-way flow of feedback and news between the club and its community.

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Our Community Captains

MLS Works Programs

MLS Works - Soccer For All

Soccer for All

Soccer For All signifies that everyone is welcome to MLS, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status, and emphasizes the League’s commitment to drive positive social change and end discrimination.

MLS Works - Kick Childhood Cancer

Kick Childhood cancer

ANow in its sixth year, Major League Soccer’s Kick Childhood Cancer campaign aims to find better cures for all types of childhood cancer, and now more than ever, provide support to one of the most vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MLS Works - Greener Goals

Greener Goals

Greener Goals helps to identify ways to reduce the League’s greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint and raise awareness about environmental issues. The greening of our game will encourage MLS clubs, players, partners and fans to create a cleaner, healthier environment.

MLS Works - Every Save Makes a Difference

Every Save Makes A Difference

Since 2015, TUDN has partnered with MLS WORKS and Allstate to provide additional soccer opportunities for the Hispanic facing community in MLS markets. Every save made during a TUDN or Univision broadcast earns $500 for the MLS club as a part of the Every Save Makes a Difference program.

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