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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

circusmojo

Circus Mojo is the brainchild of Paul Miller, a former Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey clown. It is patterned after the world-wide, fast-growing "social circus movement" that uses the skills of circus arts to help bring about positive social, emotional, and economic empowerment. Circus Mojo's training arm The Institute for Social Circus & Vocational Training Center (ISCVTC) is a registered L3C (low-profit limited liability company) in Vermont. Circus Mojo's primary goal is to develop social circus programs that, in turn, produce positive change in the lives of the individuals who participate. Though it is a for-profit venture, ISCVTC goals are placed above those of profit. With its L3C status, ISCVTC achieves its social and financial objectives through the support of individuals, trusts, endowment funds, corporate and government entities, and foundations who can invest through program-related investments (PRI).

The enthusiastic, innovative creator of Circus Mojo and the founder of the ISCVTC, Paul Miller, has devoted 15 years to creating self-improvement programs based in the circus arts. His unique programs are designed to break social barriers and to develop individual skills. Paul attended the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music--until--one day, to his family's chagrin, he went off to join the circus. After one unsuccessful application to Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Clown College, Paul was encouraged by the school to reapply and the following year was accepted as one of only 30 new students at the prestigious institution. After graduation, he spent a year entertaining and traveling all over the USA before returning to Cincinnati to earn his BFA degree in Dramatic Performance.

"SET YOUR GOALS - TRY AGAIN IF NECESSARY - TAKE THE ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY - BUT ALWAYS FINISH WHAT YOU START!"

Photog credit Steve Metz: http://citizenpork.blogspot.com/

Areas of Interest: 
social promotion,
merit scholarships,
arts as tools of change,
circus,
Vocational Training,
Low Profit Limited Liability Company,
L3C