LA Galaxy and Southern New Hampshire University Expand Relationship to Focus On Giving Back to Los Angeles Community
In the First of Three Charitable Projects this Season, LA Galaxy Foundation and SNHU Teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and Mission Continues to Support Veterans
LOS ANGELES (May 23, 2017) – The LA Galaxy and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), a private non-profit university and the exclusive education partner of the club and Major League Soccer, are expanding their relationship to focus on giving back and supporting the Los Angeles community. As a part of the expansion, SNHU is partnering with The LA Galaxy Foundation to participate in three community initiatives during the course of the 2017 season.
For the first event, the LA Galaxy Foundation and SNHU joined forces with Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that improves long-term financial security by providing affordable homes for families in need, and Mission Continues, a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans transition to life at home through community impact. On May 19, SNHU and the LA Galaxy along with Mission Continues participated in a community build for Habitat for Humanity in Downey, CA. The home went to a young, deserving family of six, the Moores, whose own apartment had many structural issues and was not safe for their young family. Also, a part of the build day, SNHU surprised veteran Tamara Lindsay, a U.S. Navy veteran, with a full scholarship, showing that higher education, like home ownership, is a reality that can be achieved.
“We are thrilled we could be in Los Angeles this weekend to surprise Tamara with a full scholarship to SNHU and see the Moore family into their new home,” said Emily DeVito, Assistant Director of Military Initiatives, SNHU. “SNHU is devoted to helping military families transition to civilian life and we look forward to continuing our work with the LA Galaxy and other great partners to help the men and women who have done so much for us.”
SNHU’s partnership with the LA Galaxy Foundation will build on projects and relationships the foundation has cultivated with Habitat for Humanity, Mission Continues and other community organizations and initiatives. This was the fourth build the LA Galaxy has done with Habitat for Humanity in the past two years and the organization’s second year of working with Mission Continues. SNHU will work with these foundation partners and others throughout the course of the season as the university and the LA Galaxy look to support and give back to the community that surrounds the club and SNHU’s students – many of which are veterans.
“The LA Galaxy is committed to serving its community and supporting our fans throughout the many local neighborhoods,” said Chris Klein, President, LA Galaxy. “It’s an honor to continue our relationship with Southern New Hampshire University in a way that gives back to the so many deserving men and women of Los Angeles and furthers our relationship with some great organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Mission Continues.”
Similar to its efforts with the LA Galaxy, the university works to make scholarships and other types of monetary assistance possible for the men and women who have served so bravely for our country. SNHU supports its military service members and families through education benefits, tuition assistance, and community partnerships throughout the United States.
SNHU has more than 85,000 students nationwide, including a large population in Southern California. The university has a long track record of making higher education accessible and affordable for military service members both at home and abroad. With more than 13,000 military-affiliated students serving in all 50 states, SNHU is ranked one of the top Military Friendly® colleges with more than 25 percent of their military student base on active duty.
ABOUT SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 85-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving 85,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the “Most Innovative” regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each student. Learn more at www.snhu.edu.
ABOUT LA GALAXY FOUNDATION
The LA Galaxy Foundation, the 501c(3) organization associated with the LA Galaxy, is dedicated to assisting the community in which the team lives, works, and plays. LA Galaxy players, coaches, alumni and staff spend countless hours giving back to the community at local schools, hospitals, fields, and events. The LAGF continually strives to aid organizations that meet its mission of supporting and creating education, health, and soccer-related activities and programs for youth in the greater Los Angeles area. For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com/community/foundation
ABOUT LA GALAXY
The LA Galaxy is Major League Soccer’s most successful club. Based in Carson, Calif. at StubHub Center, the Galaxy have won the MLS Cup a record five times (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014), the MLS Supporters’ Shield four times (1998, 2002, 2010, 2011) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup twice (2001, 2005) since their inception in 1996. Led by LA Galaxy President Chris Klein and Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena, the Galaxy are the premier club in MLS, with stars like Landon Donovan, David Beckham, Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard, Giovani dos Santos, and Cobi Jones representing LA over the team’s 20-years in MLS. For more information on the LA Galaxy, visit www.lagalaxy.com.