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ACFC Supporters Groups Support 3 Local Organizations with 2021 Challenge Cup Pledges

ACFC Supporters Groups Support 3 Local Organizations with 2021 Challenge Cup Pledges

Angel City FC’s Supporters Groups - Rebellion 99, Valkyries, Mosaic 1781, and Pandemonium - have each chosen an organization to support through Pride Raiser, a pledge-based fundraiser surrounding the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup. Learn more about the organizations they’re supporting and make your pledges below!

Black Women for Wellness

Pledge for every goal scored during the Challenge Cup with Rebellion 99

Pledge for every yellow card given during the Challenge Cup with Valkyries

 

Black Women for Wellness started as a group of women who – concerned with the health and well-being of black babies – teamed up with the Birthing Project to implement the Shangazi Program. This grass roots program matched pregnant women to mentors who coached parents from pregnancy until the child was at least one year old.

With your support, Black Women for Wellness will continue to implement education, outreach and engagement programs, including healthy cooking programs, diabetes prevention, reproductive justice, environmental justice, forums and workshops, and more. Black Women for Wellness aims to expand healthcare access, reduce toxic hair care chemicals that are prevalent in the community, and build political advocacy in California and beyond. They also work to increase accessible, appropriate, and affordable health services that positively impact the health outcomes for Black women and girls


AFJA (Academia de Futbol Juvenil Amatense)

Pledge for every goal scored during the Challenge Cup with Mosaic 1781

AFJA (Academia de Futbol Juvenil Amatense) is a Los Angeles based non-profit youth soccer organization that benefits youth in low-income communities. Their focus is providing access to organized soccer to the children of underserved communities in Central America through recycling gently used gear and forming partnerships with soccer clubs, families, and youth in the United States.

AFJA’s mission is to use the world’s game as a vehicle for social change in at-risk communities throughout Central America. They work to establish strategic partnerships with international clubs and global brands with interest in giving back through the sport of football and develop sustainable models community-organized youth football academies to motivate participants personally, academically, and socially. 


“I Have a Dream” Foundation - Los Angeles

Pledge for every goal scored by an NWSL player from California during the Challenge Cup with Pandemonium 

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles provides long-term support to youth living in under-resourced communities to enable them to achieve their full potential. They promote, from an early age, values of higher education and career success and provide opportunities guaranteed through financial resources, enrichment programs, and more. Their vision is for all children to have the opportunity to earn a college degree and to fully capitalize on their talents and aspirations and fulfill their dreams of attaining successful careers and productive global citizenship.

For over 30 years, IHADLA has cumulatively impacted over 11,500 individuals from under-resourced communities including Dreamer Scholars and their families. They currently serve nearly 500 youth across 20 programs from the under-served communities of Boyle Heights, Watts & Inglewood.


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