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THE STORY:

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ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISING EFFORT

Urban Initiatives’ 1,050 Work to Play participants travel to play soccer with teams in communities throughout Chicago, crossing gang, cultural and racial boundaries to come together through a common love of soccer. The kids work hard in the classroom all week in order to take buses to other schools to participate in games that foster teamwork, soccer skills, and social inclusion. This travel is a critical component of the program and I am fundraising to sponsor Jordan Elementary’s transportation for the 2016-2017 school year. Every donation counts! Here are some giving levels for you to consider:

  • Cost per child per game: $10
  • Cost per child per year: $60
  • Cost per team per game: $200
  • Cost per school per year: $2,000 (this is my ultimate goal!)

ABOUT JORDAN

  • Joined Urban Initiatives’ Work to Play program in the spring of 2015.
  • Located in the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago and has 575 students.
  • 62% of the school population is hispanic and 31% is African American. 95% come from low-income households.
  • Coach Beard does a great job of getting the kids exciting to do skill moves!
  • One of Jordan's favorite games is Star Wars.

ABOUT URBAN INITIATIVES

Urban Initiatives’ mission is to empower Chicago’s underserved children to adopt healthy lifestyles, improve their academic performance, and build strong character through sports-based youth development programs. Their Work to Play program uses a child’s natural love of sports, namely soccer, to provide whole child youth development opportunities in four focus areas: physical fitness, health education, academic performance, and character development. This program focuses on K through 4th grade students in 35 Chicago Public Schools. Boys and girls are invited to join this free, fun-based soccer program regardless of skill level provided they maintain a certain standard of behavioral and academic performance in the classroom.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$647

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bus Campaign Kickoff Party Tickets

    $67

  • Jad Streets

    $10

  • Annum Qureshi

    $10

  • Anita Galeana

    $250

  • Mari Galeana

    $50

  • Bake Sale Cash

    $150

  • Michael Meyer

    $10

  • Manolita Galeana

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,158 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Wagner

Amount Raised

$1,365

Fundraiser Title

Ari Varley

Amount Raised

$647

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John Burgoyne

Amount Raised

$121

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Urban Initiatives

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Manolita Galeana

Manolita Galeana

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Bake Sale Cash

Bake Sale Cash

DONATION: $150

1 year ago

Mari Galeana

Mari Galeana

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anita Galeana

Anita Galeana

DONATION: $250

"When you know better you do better." Maya Angelou 1 year ago

Annum Qureshi

Annum Qureshi

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Jad Streets

Jad Streets

DONATION: $10

Thanks, Ari! You are doing an AMAZING JOB!!! I am happy to donate. 1 year ago

Bus Campaign Kickoff Party Tickets

Bus Campaign Kickoff Party Tickets

DONATION: $67

1 year ago