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About Pittsburgh Soccer in the Community

Pittsburgh Soccer in the Community (PSC) was founded in December 2004 by James Meara and Mark Taylor with the aim of providing children in the “at-risk” communities of Pittsburgh with access to tuition-free soccer programs and lifestyle skills.  

Since 2004, PSC has worked in numerous communities in the Greater Pittsburgh area and served in excess of 3,000 children.


Communities where PSC has provided free educational soccer programming include: Braddock, Dormont, East Hills, East Liberty, Garfield, Hazelwood, Homestead, Homewood, Lawrenceville, Northview Heights, Oakland, and Wilkinsburg.


PSC has provided programs to organizations such as Auberle, Glade Run, Safety Kids, Salvation Army, and YMCA.


To provide lifestyle education seminars, PSC has partnered with groups such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Federal Bureau of Investigations Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Pennsylvania National Guard and the Office of the Mayor for the City of Pittsburgh.

Over the past 17 years, PSC has partnered with a number of organizations including, but not limited to:


PA West Soccer Association        

The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA

The Pennsylvania State Police    

Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Allegheny Juvenile Court              

Safety Kids Inc.

Lawrenceville United                      

The Neighborhood Academy          

The Pittsburgh Promise

Arsenal Football Club of Pennsylvania

The "Adopt a School" Advisory Board

The United States Department of Justice Pittsburgh Office

Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School

Steel City FC

The Garfield Gators

Pittsburgh Dynamo


PSC Co-Founders Mark Taylor and James Meara

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