Street Soccer USA (SSUSA) believes ending poverty and homelessness is a team sport. Through a systematic approach, SSUSA builds community, trust, and well-being through sport with participants and volunteers, transforming the context within which they live from one of isolation, abuse, and marginalization, to one of community, purpose, and achievement. Their mission is to improve the lives of low income and homeless youth and young adults and to strengthen entire communities through sport for social change programs.
The Promotion Factory supports friend and social entrepreneur Lawrence Cann and his organization through plenty of events and initiatives that SSUSA organizes across that States which include cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle. Every Thursday and Friday between 6 pm and 8 pm in Spring and Summer times, we invite Street Soccer USA’s staff members and participants to joining training sessions and informal games to create understanding and friendships among different communities.
Begun by Steve and his family, the Steve Nash Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. Like its NBA MVP founder, the Foundation is a leader in assists . . . to a slightly shorter population. Through the Foundations’ platforms, Steve works to increase access to critical needs resources, and provide a foundation for health and strength in our communities.
President Venanzio Ciampa co-founded with friends, iconic basketball player Steve Nash and sports journalist Simone Sandri the charity soccer match Showdown celebrating this year its 10th anniversary. Started as a small soccer game among friends, the event has grown to be one of the staples of New York summers and has featured world known sportsmen that include Thierry Henry, Landon Donovan, Giuseppe Rossi, Alessandro Del Piero, Massimo Ambrosini, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, Tony Parker, Dirk Nowitzki and many more.
C.S. 55, also known as the Benjamin Franklin School, is located in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. Our school currently services over 700 students in Pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade. The Benjamin Franklin School functions as a center of community activity through our affiliations with various organizations.
Our vision fosters responsible and productive citizens who possess critical thinking and academic skills, which are delivered by passionate and motivated educators in a safe and nurturing environment and supported by families for the betterment of the community.
Principal Luis Torres has dedicated years to making the school an inspiring environment for kids to learn and cultivate their passions.