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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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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 3 4/4/2018 – Julie Fallenstein

By Michael Alada | April 7, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 3 4/4/2018 – Julie Fallenstein Mission Trip to Haiti – Life Changing experiences We have been in Haiti now for two and a half days and I have seen so many things; children extremely eager to learn English, focused intently on the instructor; children excited to play soccer, on a gravel soccer field in heat that felt like 95 degrees and children thrilled and thankful to receive some extra food…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Jordan Dolbin

By Michael Alada | April 4, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Jordan Dolbin Each new year, I choose a word to focus on throughout the year; it’s called it a “guiding word”. For me, a guiding word serves as a point of reference and perspective as I work toward and through my goals. As my Haiti trip approached, I grew both excited and nervous. I started to ask myself questions. What will the Haitians be like? What kind…

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Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Danai Kerbaugh

By Michael Alada | April 4, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Danai Kerbaugh When I was younger, I remember learning about an earthquake that took place in a foreign country called Haiti. It was my first glimpse into what devastation looks like, and the first my young mind had realized that life was not as easy for everyone as it was for me. I remember being so confused, and wondering why there were people in the world that…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Kristen Flom

By Michael Alada | April 4, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Kristen Flom April 3, 2018 …my first full day in Port-au-Prince.  Today included visiting the history museum, walking through centre ville, teaching English, distributing t-shirts and soccer shoes at the Sanneh Foundation center, walking through Cité du Soleil, eating dinner at the guest house and reflecting about our adventures.  What an amazing day!  It’s hard to summarize a day that’s full of things familiar and new.  The…

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