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DEI Within Salvo SC
Salvo SC is committed to our core values of respect, leadership, teamwork, and ownership.
As a community, we strive to live out these values every day and as a result ask ourselves and each other to address issues such as diversity, equality, and inclusivity.
This page is dedicated to helping Salvo SC members find resources that will aid them in having tough conversations and addressing these issues in a positive and meaningful way.
Racism and Our Stance
Salvo SC stands with the Black community.
Salvo SC strives to embody our core values each day. Respect for all community members is a critical aspect of who we are and what we stand for.
We have been working to take ownership of our experiences, education, and awareness of the injustices in the world to actively pursue anti-racism, diversity, and equity within our club.
We are looking at ways to extend beyond ourselves and help the communities we live in to address racism, acknowledge the power of diversity, and improve equity.
We are making this statement now as we have educated ourselves and become more aware of the opportunity not only within Salvo SC but around us to impact the future ahead of all of us in a meaningful way.
A Kick for Change is Salvo's group for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) players to discuss their experiences as people in a predominantly white soccer club. This group is facilitated by both Salvo staff and player volunteers.
Hi everyone! My name is Olivia Moore. I joined Salvo at the beginning of the Fall 2018 season. I grew up in Virginia playing club for the RichmondKickers. I went on to be a four-year starter at the DI level at VMI and SCSI, accomplishing quite a bit on the field and continuing an additional three years on the Carolina Elite Cobras USL W-League (semi-pro) team. During the USL years, I coached at the One. Soccer School camps in SouthCarolina. After my playing career ended, I coached the Midlothian HighSchool varsity girls team to State in Virginia two years in a row. I have thoroughly enjoyed coaching throughout the years, and look forward to many more.
I have a B.S. in Biology and Chemical Engineering and currently work in the technology field as a Software Engineer. I am an African American. Being comfortable in my own skin has been a journey, but every day I strive to better understand my insecurities, goals, and limits to continue to remind myself I am a strong Black woman.
Creating a space where our BIPOC community felt understood and heard was and is extremely important to me. There were moments during my playing career where I believe having a support group would have been beneficial. Not only for me as a player but for me as a person. It is my hope this group creates bonds between players, a haven to openly express how they feel, and a stepping stone to help create strong, confident people of color. I'm looking forward to getting started!
Contact Olivia at email@example.com
Hello, Salvo community, My name is Mukwa Ogitchida. I am a St. Paul kid, played at Central High School just as soccer became a varsity sport in Minnesota. The first coaching job was in 1989 but I made it a career in 2005.
I am a 4th generation, Ukrainian Jew, my family left when it was USSR. And White Earth native. My path as a minority has always been a balance of assimilation and self-pride.
I have a BS in Urban Education, teach Science at Hazel Park PreparatoryAcademy, and coach high school Soccer at Harding H.S. Both schools are less than 5% white, and more than 90% free or reduced lunch. That means for the past 15 years I have been on the front lines of the struggle for equity. I am committed to this struggle and plan on retiring with the knowledge that I helped move the community together for all.
I look forward to getting to know you. I am always ready for a talk, and to hit the pitch for training or a match. Go Salvo! Together we make this the best club in the world!
Contact Mukwa at firstname.lastname@example.org