FC Cincinnati Spotlight

FC Cincinnati is committed to leaving a legacy, creating something bigger than ourselves, and being the embodiment of a rising Cincinnati. Our commitment to addressing racial disparities and social injustices in our community, city, and region is demonstrated by dedicated actions with both internally and externally facing initiatives to ensure we continue to build an inclusive club.” -FC Cincinnati mission statement


In 2019, FC Cincinnati founded its non-profit/charitable arm, the FC Cincinnati Foundation. The foundation began as a means to support transformational change for the Cincinnati area, with a special emphasis on underserved communities. The foundation promotes improved health and wellness for children who may not otherwise have access to such support. Since its founding, the charitable arm of the club has created a multitude of initiatives that promote the club’s values.  


Learning is Cool- This program incentivizes students to perform well in the classroom by offering students rewards and experiences. It includes the Club Ambassador Program, which offers students soccer lessons. Moreover, students who receive the honors twice are invited to an Academic Achievement Celebration held inside of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. This program reaches 26,000+ students annually. 
Soccer Unites- This initiative is run by former soccer player Omar Cummings and exposes children to soccer by way of gym classes, after-school programs, and summer camps. This program emphasizes the soft skills of the sport and provides the Cincinnati community with soccer equipment.  
Mini pitches- FC Cincinnati committed itself to building a minimum of 10 mini-pitches across the broader Cincinnati area by 2024. This initiative ensures that children have access to safe fields, scheduled soccer programming, and free play. Four out of ten pitches have already been constructed.
Sadie Yarosh

Sadie Yarosh

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