CITY CARE MODEL

COMMUNITY - ATHLETE - RELATIONSHIPS - ETHOS

As part of our City CARE model we have been able to create events and programs to enhance children's participation in soccer throughout the city and Chicagoland area.

City in the community partners

  • My Chi My Future
  • Communities in Schools
  • All Kids Play & Refugee One
  • Adler Performance

CITY IN THE COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • Street Soccer Neighbourhood Tournament
  • Amundsen High School Pre Season Camp
  • Speer High School Winter Clinic
  • Schurz High School Community Project
  • City South Free Clinics

CITY IN THE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

  • Mini City
  • College Player Pathway
  • Scholarship Fund
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Our Community

  • Our Athletes

  • Our Relationships

  • Our Ethos

MY CHI MY FUTURE

Our Founder & CEO, Nick Mulvaney was part of the community group who developed this Mission and Vision for the youth of Chicago as part of the My Chi My Future movement.

Every young person in Chicago connects to a variety of rich, engaging, safe, and youth-centered out-of-school experiences that empower them to discover and cultivate their talents, passions, skills, and identities; develop as physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy members of society; build relationships and networks with peers and mentors; and explore multiple pathways to college, careers, trades, entrepreneurship, and life-long learning.

Access and participation in Chicago’s diverse out-of-school opportunity ecosystem must be equitable (not equal) across race, gender identities, age, disability, immigration status, income, neighborhood, and other identities, resulting in all young people (as well as their families, mentors, and caring adults) leveraging community assets and the city’s resources to build positive futures for themselves and their communities.

FREE MINI CITY

A great introduction for young players looking to get a feel for City, curriculum, and professional coaching. We ran free training for six weeks at seven different locations around the city and Chicagoland area impacting over 300+ 5-7 year olds. We will be doing the same in the Spring season for four weeks.

 

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS

Chicago City has partnered with CIS in support of after school activities for youth in underserved communities throughout our City. The club provided online content during the Pandemic and is now looking forward to rolling out City in the Community this Spring and Summer.

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS

City also worked with AKP & R1 before, during, and continues with supporting the youth of Rogers Park. One of our most impactful partners, AKP looks to increase quality youth sports participation by providing financial assistance to families and communities that lack sufficient resources and provide education on safe and healthy sports-related play. City has collaborated with AKP on this mission by creating free programming for the community in partnership with R1. Through this great work, we have been able to provide opportunities for 9 young players by playing on teams within the club. We look forward to building on this success throughout the City of Chicago.

 

STREET SOCCER

City partnered up with Fleet Fields, Mettle Sports, Sterling Bay, and Univision to host a free Street Soccer Tournament over a weekend which brought in teams from many different neighborhoods throughout the city. We had 12 neighborhoods represented competing for the City Cup while also connected off the field and building relationships through the beautiful game. Stay tuned for our second event in the Fall of 2022 as we look to increase the amount of Chicago neighborhoods.  Albany Park (Winners), Bucktown, Cicero, Edgewater, Hyde Park, Lakeview, Little Village, North Center, Norwood Park, Pilsen, Rogers Park, and West Ridge were all represented in 2021.