Safer Communites

Goal: 

Through the power of soccer, provide programming at times when crime rates peak to give young people in underserved communities safe places to go after school. 

Funded by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, CITC’s Saturday Night Lights program gives over 300 hundred young people safe places to play on Friday and Saturday nights when crime rates are highest. The program couples quality soccer coaching with mentoring and academic support to help young people pursue their long term goals and dreams.

“What I really like about City in the Community is that it helps me and my teammates get better at soccer. It also helps us with school work by providing us with tutoring. Being part of City in the Community will help me and give me more opportunities in the future. It will help me become a better person and soccer player.” - Tahir Himed