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Phone: 312 731 HAHA
4730 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago
Illinois 60640
USA
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Target demographics: youth gain self-esteem through the practice of circus arts

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000

Geographic areas served: Chicago

Programs: 1. HomeWork & Circus Work is our after school tutoring program that works with youth 3 days a week combining homework help with circus activities.

2. Saturday circus classes happen for youth Saturday mornings from 8 AM to 1 PM throughout the school year. Come take Silks, Trapeze, Lyra, Tight-rope Walking, Trampoline, Tumbling, Chinese Pole and much more!

3. CircEsteem Summer Camp is a safe, fun, and supportive environment where campers can come and learn all the circus skills 7 weeks out of the summer.

4. We love to do outreach in schools. Invite us to your school where we can teach an after school program every week or a gym class workshop. OR you can bring your school to our location for a field trip!

5. Birthday Parties! Celebrate your birthday at CircEsteem!

6. Invite us to your event where we can host workshops for your guests.

Mission:
CircEsteem unites youth from diverse racial, cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds and builds self-esteem through the practice and performance of circus arts.
Results:
With a 100% graduation rate from high school CircEsteem participants have received over $500,000 in college scholarships.

CircEsteem provides dollar for dollar matching funds for participants saving money for college. To date CircEsteem youth have saved over $15,000 for their educational futures. CircEsteem has doubled their savings in addition to providing college scholarships.

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07/14/14
As the CPS school year was quickly coming to an end, I realized I had no care coverage for my 2 daughters (10 and 8). I looked to friends for baby sitter referrals. One friend, an instructor at the camp suggested I look into CircEsteem. Even with my potential financial challenges, I called and ... more »
03/05/10
I am blessed to be able to enhance the kids experience in performing by creating costumes for them. I don't know where I would find a more diverse, loving, talented, respectful, group of children anywhere. Working with them one on one I am able to see what shining lights they are, how committed to... more »
03/01/10
CircEsteem has offered ongoing programs as a part of an afterschool program I work with. Their staff has been terrifically skilled and kind with the young people they work with. Moreover I have hired the group to do 1-day workshops for our students and I have supported their circus programs as a ... more »
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