Founded in 2002 as the charitable arm of D.C. United
Mission: To serve the Washington, D.C. community through the creation or support of programs, events and organizations that advance the educational and social welfare opportunities (primarily health and recreational) for the area's youth, particularly those who may be economically, physically or mentally disadvantaged.
Promotes literacy among children and families by partnering with local elementary schools and health care centers
Kicks for Kids
Provides free tickets for D.C. United soccer games to local underserved youth
United Soccer Club
After-school program to provide organized soccer instruction and games to underprivileged youth in Anacostia area of D.C. and in Prince Georges County
About United for D.C. United for D.C.
United Reads Through United Reads, United for D.C. supports childhood literacy by adopting local elementary schools and by creating reading corners at area health centers, providing books and other reading materials as well as celebrity readers to talk about the importance—and fun!—of reading.
United Reads locations include:
Payne Elementary School (Ward 6), since 2002
Ketcham Elementary School (Ward 8) since 2007
Savoy Elementary School (Ward 8) since 2007
Bruce Monroe Elementary (Ward 1) since 2009
Tubman Elementary (Ward 1) since 2009
Simon Elementary (Ward 8) since 2009
Children’s Health Center/MLK Jr. Ave (Ward 8), since 2005
Children’s Health Center/Good Hope Road (Ward 8), since 2006
Unity Health Center/Columbia Heights (Ward 1), since 2008
United for D.C.
Kicks for Kids provides a gameday experience for underprivileged and at-risk youth. By exposing youth to a live soccer match played by professionals, these kids witness first hand the results of hard work, dedication, commitment and team effort.
Complimentary D.C. United tickets for qualified non-profit organizations
T-shirts for every attendee
Complimentary food and drink vouchers
Coordinator Manual for every beneficiary
Access to transportation assistance
Post-game autographs from a D.C. United player
In 2008, 9,000+ tickets and meal vouchers were distributed to over 140 community groups including Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington DC, Capitol Community Soccer Club, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Children’s National Medical Center, Capital Area Food Bank Kids Café, Latin American Youth Center, and numerous other organizations and public schools. Kicks for Kids United for D.C.
The United Soccer Club was born from a request by parents throughout Ward 8 of Washington D.C. for opportunities for their youth to have the same access to after-school soccer programs as those children in other parts of the District.
To introduce the sport of soccer to the youth in the inner-city communities of the greater Washington, D.C. area. Through soccer, D.C. United, United for D.C. and the United Soccer Club will fully engage youth by introducing them to soccer and encouraging their continued participation in the game.
The overall goal is to partner with urban families and community-based organizations in order to invest in the athletic, emotional and social welfare of the children living east of the Anacostia River and eventually throughout the entire District of Columbia.
The primary focus is to teach the joy of the game, to develop soccer skills in youth players and to underline the character that team sports produce in athletes .
Each participant receives a t-shirt, ball and additional soccer equipment
High Level curriculum
Coached by D.C. United staff, players, former players and other local soccer talent
Provide nutritious snacks for participants to encourage healthy lifestyle
Three signature events benefit United for D.C. by providing direct funding for signature programs.
Events attended by top professionals, fans, sponsors, and United supporter groups, and provide a unique celebrate the successes of the team on and off the field
First XI Charity Kick-off Luncheon
Luncheon with players and coaches to preview the upcoming season typically held the week before the season home opener.
United Celebrity Golf Tournament
Provides opportunity to play golf alongside a favorite D.C. United player, coach, or alumnus at a local golf club.
United Awards Reception
Supporters celebrate with D.C. United players and coaches, as the team presents awards to recognize the players’ accomplishments on and off the field throughout the season.
Fundraising Events United for D.C.
Serving the Needs of the Greater Washington. D.C. Community United for D.C. Kate Larned, Executive Director 202-587-5463 or [email_address] D.C. United Community Relations Aprile Pritchet, Director of Community Relations 202-587-5453 or [email_address] Thank You!