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Stacey Fredericks


Hi! I am Coach Stacey, the Resource Coordinator with America SCORES Chicago at Pilsen Community Academy. I began working in Pilsen Academy as a soccer coach in 2005. I started working in after-school youth development as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Cesar Chavez Foundation in Bakersfield, California in 2009. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa, and I am currently working on finishing my Masters in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. When I was in student, I always loved participating in after school programs such as music, dance, service, and sports, and I look forward to bringing similar engaging learning opportunities to Pilsen Academy each day. I believe that after school is a place where learning is put into a meaningful context where students are able to explore fun hobbies, learn new skills, and make friends that carry out throughout the lifetime. In my free time I play soccer as much as much as possible! My favorite player is Ronaldinho. I also enjoy playing the piano, running, traveling, cooking vegetarian meals, and volunteering in the community.

Summer Stories from America SCORES Chicago

Sole Bravo Attends Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy

For the fourth year in a row, America SCORES Chicago poet/athletes are Champions! Our very own Giselle & Suzi, Ashley from Eli Whitney and Pilsen's Sole come home Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy Inc. 2015 Champs! Congrats girls!

• The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy combines a five-night, six-day residential Summer Sports Camp and a Leadership Academy for girls ages 12-18. • The girls train with their respective sports and then we unite for the Leadership component. Half the day training and half the day doing fun, high energy leadership development. • They have World Class role models, Olympic Gold Medalists, World Champions, and all around rockstars on staff every year! • The aim of the JFSLA is to expose students to Julie’s great passion: the concept of not just being a leader on the field but a LEADER IN LIFE.


Summer Camp Fun

Pilsen Academy had 28 students come out to the 2 week America SCORES Summer Camp at Douglas Park where they learned new soccer skills, healthy habits, and worked as a team. The camp ended with a soccer scrimmage and picnic in the park.

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Chicago Red Stars Fever

Students and family members from Pilsen Academy and Castellanos Elementary received tickets to attend the Professional Womens Chicago Red Stars Kids Day soccer game at Benedictine University. They were able to see many of the stars of the US World Cup Champions team play and participate in activities at the stadium.


UIC Soccer Camp – Mary Jennings Scholarship

PrincessYamah David received a full scholarship to attend the UIC Soccer Camp this summer. Congratulations, Yamah!

Pilsen Students Meet Soccer Stars at Soldier Field

Students Diego Saldana and Emely Torres attended the International Champions Cup soccer match between European giants, Manchester United and Paris St. Germain. Students received a soccer kit from the team and walked out on the field with the players in front of 60,000 fans at Soldier Field. Emely walked out with the award winning Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden and Diego with a young midfielder, Marco Verratti, from Italy. Congratulations, Diego and Emely! PSG&Kids Kids-on-the-Field   20150729_20124720150729_20141220150729_171418


America SCORES Spring Success!

DSC_0234Middle School Girls - NormalMiddle School Boys - NormalElementary Boys - NormalElementary Girls - NormalDSC_0008 Thank you to all of the students, parents, and teachers who helped make this spring season a success! All 4 teams had some of the best seasons yet. At Jamboree, the Middle School teams were awarded with the highest honor, The Golden Ball, for displaying the most Teamwork, Leadership, and Commitment out of all the 6th-8th grade teams.   A huge congrats to all teams for their service-learning projects in the community:   3rd-5th Grade Girls - planned and completed a successful bake sale with proceeds benefiting youth affected by HIV/AIDS.   3rd-5th Grade Boys - studied gun violence and circled petitions throughout the community having individuals pledging to stop gun violence. They visited local businesses on 18th Street and had them put up Put The Guns Down posters to increase awareness of the campaign.   6th-8th Grade Girls - studied the effects of drug abuse and presented to the 6th and 8th grade classrooms at Pilsen Academy on the harmful effects of drugs and how we can prevent drug use.   6th-8th Grade Boys - learned about bullying and its harmful effects on youth. They created posters, buttons, and ordered wristbands with the message "Stand Up Against Bullying" to distribute to all students who sign an Anti-Bullying Pledge.

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