Play Soccer Nonprofit International
PLAY SOCCER Nonprofit International (PSNI) is a 501 C 3 tax-exempt organization, (EIN # 22 37 10482) that is registered in New Jersey, New York and with the United Nations. Since 1999 when it was established, the mission of PSNI has been to broadly invest in the human capital of children, youth and communities, using the power of sport to support physical, emotional and socio-economic development, consistent with the United Nations human development goals.
PSNI began its mission internationally in Africa in 1999. It established a Network of national PLAY SOCCER organizations in different countries. Over time these organizations have achieved a sustainable capacity to operate on their own. Though the Network organizations are now independent, they continue to share the mission, the Play Soccer logo and a Play for Fun, Learn for Life curriculum and to maintain Network communication through PSNI.
Trenton, New Jersey USA Program
PSNI opened the USA program in Trenton, New Jersey in 2015 It is now the only program that PSNI funds and operates. Its mission is to:
Expand the sport of soccer in New Jersey’s capital city and access for children and youth to participation and training
Promote public health and socio-economic development through the power of sport and Play for Fun, Learn for Life programming
Encourage City-wide policies and programs to promote wellbeing, resilience, education through recreational soccer
Serve all generations of Trenton’s diverse community
The USA program is a proud recipient of the I AM TRENTON award and has received national TARGET Youth Soccer grants and a US Soccer Foundation Safe Places to Play grant in 2018.