Programs

Soccer Without Boundaries

We create opportunities that build belonging through sport, music, art, and learning and everyone belongs here.

Umoja Community Mosaic started in 2010 as a drop-in soccer club.  We host soccer outdoors in the summer months and indoors in the winter months where we focus on inclusion, emotional regulation, conflict resolution, and community building. We also work with competitive soccer clubs to insert talented players into teams across Calgary (with tremendous thanks to CalGlen).

Umoja’s soccer program also builds leadership skills. Many Umoja athletes become coaches and all participants stay in school. Many have gone to post-secondary institutions (some on soccer scholarships) and join the workplace in a range of careers.

 

Outdoor Soccer Schedule:

 

Saturdays:
  • 10:00am – 1:00pm — Glenbrook School & Park (3805 – 47 Street SW)
  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm   — Marlborough Community (636 Marlborough Way NE)
 
Sundays:
  • 5:30pm – 8:00pm   — MacEwan (MacEwan Dr. NW)
 
Mondays:
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm    — Marlborough Community (636 Marlborough Way NE)
 

All kids are welcome to play and registration is available on-site if they haven’t already registered. 

 

Stay tuned for drop in soccer dates coming soon to the communities of Edgemont and Deer Run.

 

For updates, check out our Facebook & Instagram page.

Facebook : www.facebook.com/soccerwithoutboundariesyyc

Instagram: www.instagram.com/umoja_community_mosaic

Culturally Appropriate Food Program

Food security is a growing concern with the pandemic and inflation. Umoja supports lower income families and seniors with food. This food is often delivered directly to Calgarians and is available for pickup in at least two communities. Sometimes we provide gift cards and we also work with faith groups to help increase our reach to folks in need.

We try really hard to provide foods from families’ home countries. They know how to prepare it, they will eat it and it brings comfort just like with any families’ cultural foods.

Community-Based Tutoring

Umoja connects students with tutors in the community. Many tutors are also involved as participants and may have received tutoring themselves during times of need.

Before the pandemic, tutoring was offered largely in-person. During the pandemic, tutoring is done virtually with Google Meet, Zoom, MS Teams, etc.

After School Programming

Currently, after school programming is at Glenbrook School. We will expand this service as funding and schools permit.

Volunteers help with homework, studying and kids will often also play soccer (and other sports), music, arts and crafts.