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South Bronx United

  • South Bronx United
  • 594 Grand Concourse
    Suite #2
  • Bronx, NY 10451
  • 2009
  • Jessica Marroquin
  • Director of College Guidance and Alumni
  • (718) 404-9281

Program Description

South Bronx United, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit youth development organization that serves more than 1,100 boys and girls each year through programs on the soccer field, in the classroom, and in the community. Founded in 2009, South Bronx United (SBU) combines academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, leadership development, health and wellness programs, immigrant legal services, and other family and youth supports with recreational and competitive travel soccer. SBU participants range from ages 4 to 19 years old and primarily come from low-income, immigrant families. The SBU Academy, the organization's highest-touch program, aims to provide a path from middle school to high school to college and careers. Within the past five years, 100 percent of SBU Academy seniors have graduated high school and 95 percent have enrolled in college.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 300
  • Middle School: 400
  • Elementary School: 400
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Fordham University
  • Manhattan College
  • Mercy College
  • Siena College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 95%