Racial Equity & Social Justice
OUR STATEMENT FOR
America SCORES New York (ASNY) is committed to advancing racial equity - equitable opportunity for everyone regardless of race, color, ethnicity, and how they intersect with other forms of identity - by combating individual, institutional, and structural forms of racism throughout all facets of its operations. Its dedication to free, high-quality after-school programming seeks to eliminate socioeconomic barriers to participation, promoting access, and inclusion.
ASNY provides safe and welcoming program spaces for youth and families who identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and all communities of color throughout New York City, where young people can express themselves through soccer, amplify their voices through poetry and connect with their communities on a deeper level through civic engagement projects.
ASNY strives to ensure that staff, coaches, leadership, and Boards are reflective of the racial demographics of the communities it serves and incorporates anti-racist practices into all aspects of its programming including curricula design, implementation, and evaluation. It seeks to unite the diverse community it serves by celebrating and centering the voices
of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people, as well as all communities of color.
ASNY’s Statement on Racial Equity and Social Justice is a living document that will be revisited regularly,
intended to guide the organization in every facet of its operations.