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 led programs for over 2,000 children throughout worked numerous communities in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
Throughout the years, PSC has hosted programs for organizations such as Auberle, Glade Run, Safety Kids, Salvation Army, and YMCA.
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.
Lifestyle education seminars are a key element of the program. For these 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.
PSC Co-Founders Mark Taylor and James Meara
Over the past 12 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
Allegheny Juvenile Court
Safety Kids Inc.
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