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December 2014: sponsoring the WASH Program in Ghana!

Seva is proud to sponsor the WASH Program this winter. The WASH Program is a non-profit organization based in Rhode Island that helps build a culture of handwashing with soap at schools in Ghana. A team of psychology students at Providence University developed a soccer program that incentivizes students to wash their hands. With your donations, Seva has provided the program with soccer cleats for spring term. Please contact Tara to make a donation.

October 2014: kicking off a new project in Boston!

Seva is thrilled to announce the Strong Girls Program starting this October in conjunction with America SCORES. Strong Girls is an after school program for 8-9th grade girls that will run twice a week at Curtis Hall Community Center in Jamaica Plain and McKay Middle School in East Boston. Volunteers from Wellesley and MIT will teach leadership skills, discuss global women's issues, and take the girls on field trips to community organizations. We hope to empower girls during the transition to high school and beyond. Please contact Tara to get involved or make a donation. Learn more about America SCORES at their website.

January 2014: Equipment drive!

Annie Engen, president of the Edina High School chapter of Seva, has collected over 500 pieces of equipment this semester. Annie is still collecting equipment throughout Edina Public Schools and the Edina Soccer Association. Contact her to donate or for more information!

September/October 2013: Announcing a new president of Seva's founding chapter!

Annie Engen, a junior at Edina High School and member of Edina Varsity Girls Soccer, is the new president of the Edina High School chapter of Seva! Contact Annie to donate equipment or get involved!

May/June 2013: Another conference and a new league!

Seva has been invited by the United States Embassy in Uruguay to speak at their conference "Social inclusion - Models and Realities in Latin America" in Montevideo, Uruguay this June. We are also working with local partners to start a soccer league for children in the rural area of Migues, Uruguay. Track the progress of this project on our Uruguay project page.

April 2013: Seva supports youth soccer in Brazil

Seva donated 40 jerseys to Project Global Youth Service in Sao Paulo, Brazil with the help of Ms. Violeta Fagundes of Partners of the Americas-Brazil.

March 2013: Seva supports women's soccer in Ghana

In collaboration with David Peterson, Seva outfitted 40 girls with at Methodist Junior High in Forikrom, Ghana with soccer equipment. Mr. Peterson has started several soccer leagues in Ghana for young women, and we are proud to contribute to his fantastic work!

July 2012: Seva featured in 'Can Soccer Save The World?'

The website Can Soccer Save The World has a feature article about Seva. Thank you to Chris Singer and CSSTW for the great coverage!

January 2012: Seva hosts a soccer clinic!

On Saturday, January 21st, from 9 - 10:45 am, Seva will hold a soccer clinic coached by Edina Varsity and All State Players. The clinic is for soccer players ages 4-13, and all proceeds support Seva's programs. The clinic will be at the Holy Angels Stardome. More information and registration are on this PDF form - please register by January 14th!

November 2011: Seva Football attends an international conference!

Seva representatives attended the IAVE World Youth Summit in Barranquilla, Colombia from November 3rd - 5th. In addition to spreading the word about Seva's activities, we learned about lots of other amazing programs and made several new collaborations! Read coverage of our trip to the conference in the Edina Sun Current, Zephyrus and the Edina Mill Blog. Thank you to everyone who made the conference a success!

October 2011: Seva Football kicks off in South Minneapolis!

Seva volunteers have started a weekly after-school soccer program for 2nd-5th grade students at Richard Green Elementary School in Minneapolis, Minnesota! The program will run from October 2011 to May 2012. Click here to read more about this project and how you can help. Thank you so much to our partners at Green Elementary and to all the players who have joined the program!

Upcoming: Seva is Going to an International Conference!

Seva has been selected to speak at the IAVE World Youth Summit in Barranquilla, Colombia this November, 2011! Support Seva's trip with a small donation by clicking here. You can also read more about the World Youth Summit here.

September 2011: Another Delicious Fundraiser!

Seva is proud to partner again with Davanni's Pizza and Hot Hoagies restaurant of Edina, Minnesota! Eat at Davanni's (directions) on Tuesday, September 20th between 5 and 9 pm. A portion of Tuesday's profits will donated to Seva!

July/August 2011: Seva Supports the Hmoob Cup!

Seva is proud to support the First Annual Hmoob Cup, a nationwide soccer tournament for Hmong players. The tournament will be held from August 4th-7th, in St. Paul, Minnesota. If you would like to help us support the tournament, please contact us. We're really looking forward to working with the organizers and teams - best of luck to all the players!

May 2011: Media Coverage!

The Edina Sun Current featured a great article about Seva this month. Thank you to the Sun Current for the great coverage!

Friday, May 20th, 2011: Pizza Fundraiser!

Seva is proud to partner with Davanni's Pizza and Hot Hoagies restaurant for a delicious fundraiser. Enjoy dinner at Davanni's on Friday, May 20th, between 5 and 9 pm - a portion of all profits will help Seva bring soccer to girls around the globe! Please note: the fundraiser is at Davanni's of Edina, Minnesota: 5124 Gus Young Lane, Edina, 55436 (directions).

December 2010 - January 2011: Seva Football kicks off collaboration with La Oportunidad

This holiday season, we launched a collaboration with La Oportunidad, a nonprofit organization in Minneapolis, Minnesota that serves the Latino community. Together with La Oportunidad, we delivered soccer balls as holiday gifts to needy children in the Twin Cities. Thank you to all the volunteers from Seva and La Oportunidad who helped to kick off our work together!

August - September 2010: Seva Football kicks off in Vietnam!

Seva Football kicked off in Hung Tran High School in Dai Hai, Vietnam! Thank you to those who supported this project, including Principal Loan, Ms. Julia Nguyen, and all those who donated equipment or came to our garage sale fundraiser! Thanks to your support, we were able to start a girls' soccer league with equipment, coaching and support of the school and community. Click here to read more about this project!

August 2010: Summer Sale!

In the coming months, we will be starting girls' leagues in Dai Hai, Vietnam and Minneapolis, Minnesota! To support these projects, we're having a garage-sale fundraiser on Thursday, August 12th.
All proceeds go directly to supporting Seva projects. You can support the sale by donating saleable items (new/lightly used) beforehand. Contact us at summersale@sevafootball.org - volunteers from Seva Football will pick up donations from your home. Once again, the details:
Thursday, August 12th
9 am - 6 pm
7505 Hyde Park Drive, Edina, MN (click here for map)
We hope to see you there!

April 2010: Thank You!

Thank you to those who pitched in for our drive this spring! Your contributions are powering our work in India and will help our new projects too!

February - March 2010: Equipment and Fundraising Drive

We're kicking off another equipment drive and fundraiser between February 2nd and March 12th. We are collecting new and lightly used equipment for girls in our program in Allahabad, India. We are proud to be collaborating with two Edina Public Schools: Highlands Elementary and Cornelia Elementary. If you would like to contribute to this effort, stop by Highlands or Cornelia to drop off equipment. Our highest priority needs are cleats, balls and shinguards. For other ways to help, please visit our support page. Thank you to all those who are pitching in!

December 2009 - January 2010: Media coverage!

Several daily newspapers reported on our recent efforts to promote girls' football in Allahabad, India. Click on the links below to read the articles!
Aaj, December 29th, 2009
Amar Ujala, December 30th, 2009
Amar Ujala, December 31st, 2009
Amrit Prabhat, December 29th, 2009
Amrit Prabhat, December 31st, 2009
Dainik Jagran, December 29th, 2009
Hindustan Times, December 29th, 2009
Patrika, December 29th and 31st, 2009

December 2009 - January 2010: Volunteering in India

Volunteers from Seva Football were in Allahabad, India over winter break! We delivered equipment from our fall equipment drive generously donated by students at Creek Valley Elementary School, Valley View Middle School and Edina High School. We formed a collaboration with the Crosthwaite Girls School, where we now support a daily soccer program and are building a field. Read more about the project here.

October 2009: Equipment and Fundraising Drive

Our fundraising and equipment drive kicked off this month and continues through November. We are collecting new and lightly used equipment for girls in our program in Allahabad, India, which will be delivered this winter. We are proud to be collaborating with the Edina Public Schools, as well as several local youth sports teams. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please visit our support page, or contact us with any questions. Thank you to all those who are pitching in! Your support helps us give every girl who wants to play football an opportunity.

August 2009: Seva Football becomes an Edina High School student group

Seva Football is now an official student group at Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota. We are part of the Youth Serving Youth (YSY) program, a collection of student groups dedicated to service, leadership and social awareness. We are very grateful for the support of YSY and look forward to working with them!

August 2008: Seva Football kicks off in Allahabad, India

Our volunteers have been busy all summer starting a girls' soccer program in Allahabad, India. This program is the result of a collaboration between individuals in the United States and India, along with the Allahabad School Board. Over 40 girls of all ages have received equipment, and are still playing football with our volunteers every day. Click here to read more about this project!