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Get to Know SoulPhamm!

OUR STORY: In 2015, Luis (Coach Lou) Herrera came up with the idea to reopen a program that his wife closed in 2010. That program, known as the 1City Youth Project, served more than 3000 young people in New York City for over 20 years. Coach Lou began planning for this program that he named SoulPhamm.  In 2020, he decided that he would open the program on his birthday on June 25, 2021, but he passed away suddenly on January 23rd that year. His wife, Dr. Herrera ("Mz. Doc"), incorporated SoulPhamm as a nonprofit on his birthday and now leads the program in his memory.  Based in Newark, SoulPhamm serves youth ages 10-25 and the 2023-2024 menu of programs includes: Basketball, Cheerleading/Stomp & Shake, Drumline, Hip-Hop Majorette Dance, Sorority, Step Team, and Student Council. Our season runs from September to June. #DasWassup


Please stay in touch with our registration page to learn of tryouts and new program openings. We generally recruit in August and December, but occasionally have open slot registration to fill any openings on our teams.  Here's the link -


We list all of our volunteer opportunities through  Please visit our organization's page to learn about new opportunities.

Here's the link - SoulPhamm Inc volunteer opportunities | VolunteerMatch

What are some other ways that I can help support SoulPhamm's Mission?

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Please support our transportation fund by selecting an area on the bus and making a donation of that amount via our CashApp, PayPal or Venmo accounts.  If you would like to mail a check/money-order, please contact our office at  THANK YOU for helping our young people see the world!
ARTIST CREDIT: Aparajita Ghoshal

You Can Donate!

Even a donation of $1 helps!!  If you leave your email address in the notes of your online donation, we will send you an acknowledgement letter. SoulPhamm is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) designation.

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Other Ways to Donate

CASHAPP: $SoulPhamm | VENMO: @SoulPhamm


You Can Follow Us!








Support a Child's Participation

Some of our kids come from homes that cannot afford to have their children participate in non-essential activities. Your support of $20 per month can finance a child's participation for the season and remove this burden from a family. You can also elect to help a student with their uniform costs ($100-$200 per season). Please email for more information.

Fundraise for us on Facebook!

Please consider starting a fundraiser for us on your birthday or other special occasion!

Sponsor a Team

You can send a donation of any amount to support any of our sports, arts or service teams. If you are a business, we would be happy to display your name on our uniforms or other merch and honor you with placement on our website or social media channels. Email us at to learn more.

Fundraise through your online shopping or searching!

SUPPORT US THROUGH YOUR ONLINE WALMART SHOPPING: Select SoulPhamm as your charity and donate change by rounding up your purchase at checkout on Visit Walmart Spark Good | for more information.

SUPPORT US THROUGH YOUR SHOPPING USING FLIPGIVE:  We can earn up to 6% when you shop at your favorite online stores using the FlipGive portal!  Click the link and then sign up for an account.  Learn more at

SUPPORT US THROUGH YOUR INTERNET SEARCHES USING GOODSEARCHIf you are an avid Internet searcher, please register for a Goodsearch account and instead of using Google, use the Goodsearch portal. Each time you do a search, we receive a donation! Visit Goodsearch - Search, coupons & deals for 100,000+ causes (, sign up for an account, select SoulPhamm (Bayonne, NJ) as the charity you would like to support and start searching!

SUPPORT US THROUGH YOUR INTERNET SEARCHES USING MICROSOFT BING: Microsoft Rewards lets you support SoulPhamm through its Give with Bing program. After signing up and selecting our organization, you can earn rewards points just for searching the web with Bing. Microsoft then turns those points into cash donations to us.  The program is free--you just need to sign up with a Microsoft account. Join now by clicking here.

SUPPORT US BY BUYING SOMETHING FROM OUR AMAZON WISHLIST:  We have recurring supplies and uniform needs for all of our teams. Here is the link -

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and for your support! #DasWassup

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