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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 3

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 3 We are heading back after an awesome day. We went to an artisan neighborhood this morning where they work with metal. The work was beautiful and we all got some trinkets This afternoon we were back at HI and we taught English and played with the kids. They were rockstars and we were mobbed for photos. The highlight was of the afternoon was the game we played against their…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 2

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 To begin the day we started by driving through Port-au-Prince. Then, we went to the history museum and learned about the past and culture of Haiti.  The second place we drove to was Cité Soleil, this was much different from Port-au-Prince.  Cité Soleil was completely covered with garbage not just in some places, but also everything was much more compact and had a lot going on.  Now for the…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 – Lauren & Lindsey

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 – Lauren & Lindsey Hello, our names are Lauren and Lindsey we flew down from Chicago with our soccer coach Anne.  We came to help teach kids English and run soccer camps. Our first reaction was being very overwhelmed in such little time. When we got off the plane people were nice and offered to help with our bags. Walking outside the airport you get surrounded by people offering…

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Meet Rayme – the 5th Grader Who Does It All

By Michael Alada | June 8, 2018

Meet Rayme – The 5th Grader Who Does It All Meet Rayme, a 5th Grader at Otter Lake Elementary in White Bear Lake Minnesota. Rayme is considered a leader amongst his classmates academically and socially. Rayme is involved in various groups such as the Otter Lake Math Masters team, orchestra, and even the bus patrols. One of Rayme’s biggest moments of this year perhaps was testifying before the Minnesota Senate as an advocate for water conservation. Rayme also…

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Honey Thaljieh of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Visits TSF!

By Michael Alada | May 24, 2018

Honey Thaljieh of the Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Visits TSF! Another first for The Sanneh Foundation, a site visit from Honey Thaljieh of FIFA and the FIFA Football for Hope program turned a beautiful day into a historic day for TSF! Honey Thalijeh is internationally known as an advocate for the role of sports in empowering women and girls. Following her career in football, she joined FIFA, the International Federation of Association Football, where she…

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New Program Offers Opportunity to Get Paid While Earning a Master’s Degree

By Michael Alada | May 16, 2018

New Program Offers Opportunity To Get Paid While Earning a Master’s Degree The Sanneh Foundation is partnering with St. Mary’s University of Minnesota to provide a pathway program for educators seeking their teaching license. This pathway program will allow for Dreamline Coaches to receive St. Mary’s University coursework and curriculum, while actively in schools having hands on experience. St. Mary’s University offers state-approved credit-bearing programs in ESL and Special Education, in which combined with the…

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Jennifer Crosby Zarth joins The Sanneh Foundation’s Key Leadership Team!

By Amy Kuehn | May 1, 2018

Jennifer Crosby Zarth joins The Sanneh Foundation’s Key Leadership Team! The Sanneh Foundation is excited to have Jennifer Crosby Zarth join the Foundation as Chief Advancement Officer!  A key member of the leadership team, Jennifer will lead the fundraising processes, grant writing, major gift activities, annual fundraising, major campaign efforts, as well as marketing and events activities.  Jennifer brings a wealth of fundraising experience in senior leadership roles, most recently as Vice President of Philanthropy…

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Kapanke to lead The Sanneh Foundation!

By Amy Kuehn | April 27, 2018

Kapanke to lead The Sanneh Foundation! In 2003, while still at the height of his professional soccer career, Tony Sanneh created The Sanneh Foundation (TSF) to leverage what he saw as soccer’s unique potential to create positive social change for youth.  The Foundation sought to empower youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school mentoring, improving lives by providing programs that strengthen physical health and social and emotional development, and uniting communities…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 5 4/6/2018 – Gao Lee

By Michael Alada | April 17, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 5 4/6/2018 – Gao Lee Going to the same place can never give anyone the same experiences and or memories as before. During the beginning of this trip and even weeks before the trip, I was worried. I was worried because last year was so good that I thought to myself, “What if this year does not top it?” Although I had my worries and doubts, I am extremely thankful…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 4/5/2018 – Jessica Perez-Adame

By Michael Alada | April 17, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 4/5/2018 – Jessica Perez-Adame Soccer is a beautiful sport. Regardless if you know how to play it or love to watch the game, soccer brings people from all over the place together with a common interest regardless of who you are. The Haitian Initiative is an amazing program that brings the community of Cite Soleil together and empowers many children coming from very poor living conditions and food instability.…

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