ABOUT USI The Urban Soccer Initiative We connect grassroots organizers, site owners, and capital partners to help drive a field development project to completion. We are experts in rehabilitating old fields or building a brand new one.
- Grassroots Leader
- Site Partner
- Capital Partner
The Urban Soccer Initiative manages a network of site partners who have the resources to accept a soccer field donation. This database provides you with an opportunity to showcase your space and collaborate with foundations and donors actively investing in soccer field projects. By registering your recreational space and including information about active or planned field projects our capital partners will be able to connect with you directly to execute a soccer field project in your community.
Type of site(s) owned/managed
The Urban Soccer Initiative maintains relationships with parks, programs and community centers across the country, and can connect you to active and planned projects within communities that need your support. In addition to making our network of projects available to you, we assist with site identification, concept design, cost estimation, as well as construction and project management.
Please tell us about your vision
The Urban Soccer Initiative has designed a toolkit to help get your project off the ground. The toolkit runs you through the entire process from finding a potential site to securing funding for your initiative.
Are you in the process of building or rehabilitating a soccer field?*
If YES then please tell us more about the project
Jasyn Polowitz Founder and Executive Director
Jasyn is a life-long entrepreneur and soccer enthusiast. He is currently a Product Manager for the tech company, Answers, Inc., and is passionate about applying technology to projects within the world of development through sport. Jasyn graduated from Cornell University and more recently, The University of Michigan, where he earned an MBA.
Tyler Levin Board Member
Tyler has been actively involved with soccer his entire life, as a player, referee and coach. He is currently a Vice President at Ares Management, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles, CA. Tyler graduated from Cornell University and, more recently, received a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Eli Sipos Board Member
Eli is an avid soccer fan and a scrappy defender. In between his career in international business and earning an MA in International Science and Technology Policy from George Washington University, Eli has worked with USI on the ground as a Project Leader and has also served on the Board. Eli recently moved to Buffalo, where he is entering the growing craft beer industry as an entrepreneur.
Jon HydukeBoard Member
Based in Washington, DC, Jon is a life-long fan of the beautiful game. Currently, he works as an Assistant Vice President for Walker & Dunlop, a commercial real estate lending company. Jon graduated from Cornell University and recently began a graduate program at Johns Hopkins University in Real Estate Development.