Meet our player of the week, Molly!

Molly Cogburn-Fary is a 5th grader at Markham Elementary. This is Molly’s third year being part of the America Scores program. Based on her gifts and passions, there is not a better program for her than America Scores. America Scores is a program that AC Portland has partnered with that integrates soccer, poetry and service-learning, with an approach that improves students’ health, academic achievement

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It’s Working!

The results are in and our programs are working! Here are a few of the amazing stats from our program year 2013-2014! -BMI Percentile: 81% of participants improved or maintained their BMI percentile in AC Portland Programming last year -79% of participants improved or maintained their aerobic capacity Last Year -Average attendance in AC Portland programming was 82% last year  

AC Portland Fall Frenzy Recap

This last Saturday we hosted our 4th annual Fall Frenzy at Providence Park. This event was a time for our players, their families, coaches and program partners to come together and share the beautiful game of soccer. This year we partnered with Portland Timbers Stand Together and Chipotle to provide a more enriching experience for everybody there.   Over 150 of our players participated

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New AC Portland Coffee Blend

Our friends at Kahveology have created a special unique blend of coffee just for AC Portland and a portion of all the proceeds from this roast will go straight to helping support our programs. “We believe in living a healthy active lifestyle, and we also believe in bettering the community we live in. All of us play sports, we love the outdoors, and love healthy,

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AC Portland Programming Starts

  It’s official, AC Portland programming has started at our different sites! Our sports programming is located at eleven different sites in the Portland metro area. AC Portland program participants receive programming in blocks of ten weeks, 4 days per week, which keeps them active, healthy, and engaged in a positive and stable after-school environment. In fall and spring, we engage youth through America

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Coaches Training

AC Portland held their annual coaches training on Friday, September 26th. This event was an opportunity for coaches from our eleven different sites, to come together and learn the program model and curriculum. This years coaches training featured keynote speakers leading workshops ranging from poetry, nutrition education, behavior management and of course, soccer. We also had the privilege to welcome a large group of

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Paid Coaching Positions Available

Coaches Needed!! We are in need of coaches to run our outstanding after school program. AC Portland program participants receive programming in blocks of ten weeks, 4 days per week, which keeps them active, healthy, and engaged in a positive and stable after-school environment. In fall and spring, we engage youth through America SCORES and Soccer for Success (US Soccer Foundation) programming, which integrates soccer, creative

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Situations and Conversations

Sunday July 13th, AC Portland’s Executive Director was the featured guest on Z100 and JAM’N 107.5’s Sunday morning talk show.  The show, “Situations & Conversations w/Tra’Renee” is a weekly radio program, bridging the gap between local area organizations and the people/communities they serve. We provide a platform for non-profit agencies and the general public to bring awareness and information about issues affecting our local

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50% off adidas Employee Store pass!

50% off Employee Store Pass Our amazing partners at adidas America are offering an opportunity to all of our supporters to come and shop at the Employee store where you will receive 50% off of your purchase. In addition to the great savings, a portion of the proceeds will benefit AC Portland. The pass is valid from Aug.15th-Sept.15th 2014. Click here to download the store pass!

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We send our coaches to DC!!

U.S Soccer Foundation hosted its third annual Soccer for Success National Coaches Training, at the JW Marriott and on the White house Ellipse in Washington DC, from July 24th through the 28th. This event was a time for Soccer for Success coaches and program administrators from the east to west coast, to come together and learn the program model and curriculum. Our coaches and staff weekend session was packed, with on field training, keynote speakers and workshops covering topics ranging from nutrition to mentorship.
Our coaches had a blast! Kim Cardoza, is a soccer coach for our program at Markham Elementary school.
Upon her return she shared her excitement and said, “Soccer training was amazing! I learned how to combine soccer and nutrition making it fun and educational. After hearing the speakers, I left feeling more confident as a coach and a mentor. I am looking forward to bringing what I learned back to the Soccer for Success Program.”
AC Portland is committed to our communities for the long haul. Therefore, we understand the importance of consistently equipping our coaches to learn creative ways to empower our youth. We are looking forward to a successful year with our coaches and players!