Category: In the News 58 posts found


Worth 1,000: ‘Changing the World Through Soccer’ Photo Essay

October 13, 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Where in the world is Ethan Zohn? Tracking down the Grassroot Soccer co-founder can be a tricky task. His latest… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Presents at International HIV Adolescence Workshop

October 13, 2017

JOHANNESBURG — In early October, 125 adolescent health advocates from 25 countries gathered in South Africa for the first International HIV Adolescence workshop. The… Read More

SKILLZ Street Program Recognized with Classy Awards Win

June 16, 2017

Exciting news: Grassroot Soccer’s SKILLZ Street program was one of 10 winners recognized in Boston, MA, at the Collaborative, hosted by Classy on June… Read More

USAID Southern Africa features Grassroot Soccer in Photo Essay

April 14, 2017

How can sport save lives? Grassroot Soccer and its mission aim to help answer to that. We are honored to be featured in the vibrant… Read More

Grassroot Soccer’s SKILLZ Street Named Classy Awards Finalist

March 15, 2017

Grassroot Soccer’s SKILLZ Street program has been named a Classy Awards Finalist, one of the 100 most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises of 2017!… Read More

Grassroot Soccer World AIDS Day Gala Raises Over $1.1 Million for Youth

December 2, 2016

–Sir Alex Ferguson, Anastacia, Christen Press, James Nesbitt, Kieran Gibbs, Carlo Cudicini, and more galvanize the football community to change lives — On Thursday 1st… Read More

Football Stars, Business Leaders, and Media Unite at World AIDS Day Gala to Support Grassroot Soccer

December 2, 2015

Event raises £700,000 to support adolescent health initiatives in southern Africa. Read More

Grassroot Soccer Site Coordinator Tony Gubesa Speaks at United Nations Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 29, 2015

GRS Site Coordinator Tony Gubesa, right, speaks at UN event while moderator Richard Lui, MSNBC and NBC News Anchor, look on. On November… Read More

World Cup Champion Christen Press Inspires Youth on Visit to GRS Programs

November 28, 2015

  In November, Grassroot Soccer was delighted to welcome U.S. Women’s National Team Forward, World Cup Champion, Olympian, and GRS Pro Ambassador Christen Press… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Graduates, Coaches, Ambassador and Former Staff Part of Historic Zimbabwe Women’s National Team Qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics

October 26, 2015

On October 18, the Zimabwe Women’s National Football Team, known as “The Mighty Warriors” made history by defeating Cameroon 1-0 in the second leg of… Read More