Welcome to the Social Circus Foundation Blog!

The Social Circus Foundation INC is a nonprofit (501c3) which raises funds to support programs utilizing circus as a tool for social change.  Most of the recipients of these funds have limited resources and economic, physical or mental challenges. The funds serve as a clearinghouse for scholarships and to educate and study the application of circus in non-traditional settings. 

Board Members:

Board Chair
Dave Schroeder
Executive Director, Kenton County Public Library

Secretary
Cherie Haas
Online Editor
ArtistNetwork.com

Sara Warner
Recreation Therapist
St. Elizabeth Hospital

Treasurer
Jason Deller
Guardian Savings Bank
Mortgage Loan Advisor

Sean Sweeney
Assistant Vice President and Director – Information Technology at
Cincinnati Insurance Company

Louis (“Tres”) Kutcher PhD
Chair, Biology Department at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College

 

The Corporation intends to provide three main programs that will use the circus as a tool for social change and in medical settings:

1-   Approximately one-third (1/3) of the Foundation’s attention will be focused on using circus to improve the lives of the mentally and physically disabled. The Foundation has already partnered with Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati, Ohio to provide programming for hospitalized children, and hopes to expand to other medical non-profits in the future.

2-   Another approximately one-third (1/3) of the Foundation’s attention will be focused on vocational training. The Foundation will provide will provide job training and skill sets focused on the circus industry to the underprivileged in an effort to give them the tools they need to sustain livelihood and be productive members of society.

3-   The remaining one-third (1/3) of the Foundation’s attention will be focused on education. Specifically, the foundation will study the impact of social circus in medical settings and as a tool for social change. The data collected will be used to study impact of circus on an individual’s mental and physical health, and to support social circus work in group homes, detention centers, and medical facilities.

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One response to “Welcome to the Social Circus Foundation Blog!

  1. Eve

    Love reading what you guys do. Congrats on having the drive and desire to help others to gain such positive outcomes. I think this kind of program should be available in countries worldwide don’t you think? We have hospital clowns here but that’s it. 😦 Eve

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