Saia Inc. Volunteers assess needs and create a plan addressing infrastructure and tech pain points with Soccer in the Streets
Soccer in the Streets provides youth the skills to create positive change in themselves and their community. Their programs give youth a stake in where they live by addressing food insecurity through “Garden FC” or helping design one of our learning centers. They also offer a referee apprentice program that teaches job readiness and provides income at the same time. A new project, StationSoccer is a city-wide community project built around a vision to create a network of mini soccer fields and more, anchored by MARTA transit stations in Atlanta. Affordability and transportation hurdles mean many kids in metro Atlanta area do not have access to safe places to play soccer nor the resources required to travel.
Soccer in the Streets has experienced significant growth recently. In order to continue growing sustainably, they would like assistance with implementing a technology plan. Apparo has matched the organization with a skilled volunteer team from Saia Inc. that will assess their current infrastructure, operations, security, and technology policies. The assessment will allow volunteers to identify pain points and opportunities for improvements to create a comprehensive technology plan and roadmap for implementing recommendations.
Recommendations provided will include, but are not limited to the following: infrastructure, hybrid video conferencing solution, IT support and maintenance, software applications, security, recommended technology policies, training needs, overall technology budget, timeline for any needed implementations/purchases/etc.
- Saia, Inc Volunteer Team: Al Naolu, Eric Purvis, Eric Van Staalduinen, Harvey Freeman, Jose Gonzalez, Lenny Krygier, Pete Statia, Rohit Lal, Samuel Allen, Shaun Castro
- Soccer in the Streets Nonprofit Team: Chelsea Wood
Soccer in the Streets hopes the plan will streamline processes, identify opportunities for integrations, and create long-term efficiencies so they are better positioned to continue their growth.