About City Lacrosse
City Lacrosse was founded in August of 2014 with the goal of creating meaningful lacrosse experiences for the children of South LA by David O’Connor and Mike Levin. Having moved from Boston, where he served as President and CEO of the non-profit organization, MetroLacrosse; Mike brought with him a wealth of experience in lacrosse, education, urban youth-development and non-profit management. Driven by his passion for the game and for philanthropic endeavors, David teamed up with Mike to launch a brand new sports-based youth development organization.
In the fall of 2014, City Lacrosse developed its first school partnership with the Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) network of charter schools. After much consideration, the organization launched a pilot program for 6th grade students in each of the 5 ICEF middle schools. To enroll students in this pilot, after-school program, City Lacrosse conducted lacrosse units in the PE departments of each school, eventually resulting in the first ever City Lacrosse Spring Season.
Now in its second year of operation, City Lacrosse has launched new partnerships with John Muir Middle School, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deparment to add program additional program sites in South LA and Compton. In addition to our Spring Season, we also run a series of clinics each fall, a tournament team in June and an overnight camp in July. In 2015/2016, City Lacrosse will serve over 250 participants.
The Mission of City Lacrosse is to teach the children of South Los Angeles the character traits and skills that will lead to their success as students, athletes, and citizens.
To learn more about City Lacrosse visit CityLacrosse.org