New York is the fourth most diverse city in the United States, yet many young people remain isolated in their own communities.
To tackle this, Emily and other Young Leaders in New York City are creating safe spaces across the city through the Soccer Bloc project, providing access to after-school and summer street soccer programmes and festivals which will connect over 500 children and young people from different communities and celebrate the melting pot of cultures for which New York City is famous.
“With the new pitches that are being built all over the city, we’re trying to create this dynamic where we link people with other communities and give them a network so they know they always have someone to turn to. We want to be known as the city that gives you opportunities.” Emily, 23
This project is delivered by City in the Community Foundation, and generously supported by SAP.