Posted by Ben Gucciardi on 05/16/13
Soccer Without Borders has been working with newcomer refugee and immigrant youth in Oakland since 2007. Leveraging the universal appeal of soccer, SWB teams creates positive communities that play a vital role in its participants’ successful transition into their lives in the U.S.
Posted by The Football Club Social Alliance on 03/22/13
The Football Club Social Alliance was founded by the Scort Foundation in 2007, and has since developed a strong network with major football clubs across Europe. Chevrolet branded-One World Futbols were delivered to young coaches in Uganda and Sri Lanka
Posted by Sho Takaki on 02/18/13
I worked for One World Futbol Project from August 2011 to December 2012. I was assigned to a various projects, but one of my key responsibilities was to work with U.C. Berkeley students to make a positive impact locally.
Posted by Sandra Cress on 02/5/13
“Mpira! Mpria!” (Ball! Ball!) they shout happily -hoping they will get me to share my ball with them. Soon the boys have dropped their book bags in a pile, and are kicking the ball and shooting at an imaginary goal in the doorway
Posted by Dustin Farivar on 01/28/13
As much as I believed in One World Futbol Project’s vision, I didn’t truly understand it until our group was concluding our stay in the village and we presented the community with a One World Futbol. The children immediately began to play, without instruction
Posted by Sandra Cress on 01/3/13
“Mambud knew in his heart that even young men without legs or arms could find healing through the power and camaraderie of sport – through playing the game that they loved, the most popular game in the world…” Read more about Sandra’s first hand account of her time spent with the Sierra Leone Amputee Soccer League.
Posted by Kona Shen on 11/30/12
Kona Shen is the Founder and Director of GOALS Haiti, an organization that uses soccer to engage children in community service and education to improve their quality of life and develop new leadership.
Posted by Jeremy Affeldt on 10/19/12
Generation Alive’s primary mission is to see the lives of young people changed by engaging them in acts of service that promote justice and alleviate the pain of poverty in their generation.
Posted by Eric Frothingham on 09/12/12
“The Beyond Sport Summit is one of the most prominent international gatherings of organizations working in and supporting the field of sport for positive social change.” Learn more about Eric’s first hand account of his time at the 2012 Beyond Sport Summit
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 06/20/12
Without a ball, there is no game. Without a ball, we can’t experience the passion, the excitement, the beauty of soccer that can lift our spirits and fill our hearts with joy. Learn more about Lisa’s latest trip to El Salvador and the first ball drop from our Founding Sponsor, Chevrolet.
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 05/31/12
On May 31, 2012, we came together, with Chevrolet and Manchester United, to take this inspiration to a whole new level…
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 05/8/12
As title sponsor, the One World Futbol Project is presenting a pair of 5-on-5 beach soccer tournaments, held on separate weekends this year…
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 04/3/12
This week the One World Futbol Project joined world renowned performers: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Meryl Streep, Bryn Terfel, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill and 2,800 attendees for the Revlon Concert…
Posted by lisa on 10/17/11
The One World Futbol Project is teaming up with Generation Alive, founded by San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, to distribute the One World Futbol to …
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 05/3/11
The One World Futbol Project is focused on bringing the joy of soccer to kids around the world—including those in our own backyard. With the Oakland public schools facing severe budget cuts, athletic programs and equipment are often the first to go. As a result, opportunities for healthy development also disappear. Sports can instill important [...]
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 04/6/11
This guy’s name is Kayan. He’s a pit bull. The futbol by his side has survived a month, mostly in his mouth, according to his human companion, Alexandra. Another dog-lover, Phil, tells us about his lucky, soccer-loving dog. “Our dog Turbo loves his One World Futbol. He carries it everywhere.” If your dog already has [...]
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 03/30/11
As you can see at a glance on the home page of our website (under “Our Partners”), we’ve been adding organizational partners at a steady pace. The latest additions to the site are A Ganar and PLAY SOCCER Nonprofit International, each of them an example of sport for peace and development at its very best — A [...]
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 03/23/11
The Rodriguez High School Interact Club (Fairfield, CA) has raised the money to purchase and send 24 One World Futbols to the Petonville camp in Haiti where 50,000 survivors of the disastrous 2010 earthquake are living. In the photo above, the members of the club are shown with one of the futbols they’re sending. If [...]
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 03/20/11
This Ugandan boy obviously knows what’s most important in his life! (Photo: FUNDaFIELD) th the One World Futbol now in play through the good offices of 95 nonprofit organizations in 79 countries, we’re starting to get some amazing photos of the futbol in action. How about you? Have you shot photos of the futbol in [...]
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 03/2/11
The One World Futbol is now “Parent Tested, Parent Approved.” In receiving this prestigious honor, the Project joins Disney, Johnson & Johnson, StrideRite, and other top consumer brands.
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 02/27/11
This lucky women’s soccer team in Mali, pictured here with their coaches and an American visitor, recently had a (pardon the expression) ball testing out the One World Futbol. Mali is one of the 77 countries around the world where free futbols have been distributed since the One World Futbol Project went into business July [...]
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 02/21/11
One World Futbol is partnering with A Ganar, the flagship sport for development program of Partners of the Americas, a people-to-people program inspired by President John F. Kennedy and established in 1964. In January, One World Futbol donated 24 balls for A Ganar — Vencer in Brazil, meaning “to win” or “to earn” — to use [...]
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 01/30/11
Our good friends from FUNDaFIELD recently returned from Uganda, where they’d built their eighth soccer field, held a soccer tournament for 240 boys, and distributed another 20 of our One World Futbols. They’ve sent us a slew of excellent photos. We thought this was one of the best. After all, it shows the two most [...]
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 11/30/10
So much of our lives these days seems to be spent reacting and even over-reacting. To the world. To the planet. To the country. To our neighborhoods. To our families. Even to ourselves. But, in this time of challenge and change, we actually have the unique opportunity to look at things differently — to take [...]
Posted by One World Futbol Project on 11/8/10
In Africa, kids often make soccer balls out of plastic garbage bags. The one who owns the ball considers himself lucky. (Photo credit: FUNDaFIELD) When you get to know an amazing young leader like Kyle Weiss, you know there’s hope for the future of the planet. Kyle, now 17 and a senior at Monte Vista [...]