Interested in soccer? Working with young people through tutoring and mentorship? Want to work with refugee populations? YALLA is for you.
YALLA stands for Youth and Leaders Living Actively. YALLA is a non-profit organization out of El Cajon, and is one of the Mulvaney Center's newest community partnerships. San Diego, and specifically the city of El Cajon, is now home to the largest Iraqi refugee population in the world. The rapidly growing refugee population in San Diego Co. makes this city one, if not the most unique city in all of the United States. Our community partners YALLA have done tremendous work to help serve the needs of refugee children here in San Diego as they deal with the immensely difficult transition of resettling in the United States. With their hook, "soccer is the hook, college is the goal," YALLA uses soccer as a universally comforting language, where refugee children can begin to once again feel at home here in the United States.
For more info and to get engaged contact Sebastian Paredes firstname.lastname@example.org