No matter the neighborhood, two friends are kicking a soccer ball around, someone’s drafting a few neighbors to put a quick game together, or die-hard fans are participating in an organized league. Around the world, soccer builds community. And the partnership of Austin FC and Q2, the digital banking company behind Q2 Stadium, is a natural fit for building and enhancing Austin’s growing community.

Q2’s mission to build strong and diverse communities, combined with Austin FC’s ability to attract people from all walks of life and locations, only serves to boost each other’s efforts and build a team that diverse sets of fans can unite behind. It’s a partnership that will bolster Austin’s economy and its brand as a leading technology hub and cultural destination. This connection will also lay the groundwork for new, shared initiatives meant to enhance the Austin community, the worldwide community of soccer fans, and more.

This partnership provides both organizations a chance to extend and amplify their already extensive outreach efforts while fostering new conversations around ways both organizations can magnify support for communities together.

Building community through shared initiatives

By partnering, Austin FC and Q2 are demonstrating their shared commitment to bringing the Austin community together in new and exciting ways. From the outset, the organizations are cooperating to founding new community programs, including an annual, non-profit giving campaign benefiting deserving populations and entrepreneurial competitions meant to spur innovative ideas and growth.

A shared commitment to support diverse populations

Austin FC and Q2 agree that identifying and cultivating diverse talent is essential to Austin’s growth and success as a technology hub. To that end, Austin FC and its founding partners, including Q2, are honored to support Huston-Tillotson University’s legacy through the Persistence Is Power student initiative. This program will provide essential resources to support students’ goals of completing their education and transitioning into the workforce.

A continued commitment to communities

If the last year has proven anything, it’s that change is constant, but so is the ability of strong communities to adapt and thrive in the face of change. As Q2 and Austin FC’s partnership grows, so will their fundamental, collaborative commitment to building strong and diverse communities in Austin and beyond.