WE ARE EVERY CULTURE

EVERY FAMILY

EVERY GENERATION

WE ARE UNIVERSOUL.

O U R   I N I T I A T I V E S

FAMILY OPEN HOUSE

 our FREE show for homeless families

 

The Universoul Circus is extending our home with a free show to homeless families with children in metropolitan areas across the United States. Child homelessness has silently risen to epidemic proportions in America. Cedric Walker, the founder of UniverSoul Circus, was overwhelmed when he discovered the number of homeless families with children all over the country.  As a result, he decided to provide a fun-filled escape to the circus and help them put their struggles aside for a few hours while enjoying the show. 

“We love performing for families across the country, but our Family Open House is our way of reaching out to the local community and helping those in need as best we can, and we’re thrilled that business, media and community leaders are as supportive of this event as we are,” said Cedric Walker, the founder of UniverSoul Circus. “There are many great organizations that, thankfully, are willing to help provide necessities to these transitional families, but we can offer them something very unique with a night out together at the circus and we hope to make this an annual event.”

35%

Homeless Families

Homeless Population

Children experiencing homelessness have been shown to:

  • Have higher levels of emotional and behavioral problems;

  • Have increased risk of serious health problems;

  • Are more likely to experience separations from their families; and

  • Experience more school mobility, repeat a grade, be expelled or drop out of school, and have lower academic performance.

 

DKMS

deleting blood cancer...one HERO at a time

DKMS is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders by: creating awareness; recruiting bone marrow donors to provide a second chance at life; raising funds to match donor registration costs; supporting the improvement of therapies through research; and supporting patients from day one of their diagnoses.

African Americans are underrepresented on the bone marrow registry – accounting for only 7% of all registrants. UniverSoul Circus has partnered with DKMS to help bring awareness and register potential donors because a patient's best chance of finding a matching bone marrow donor is with someone of similar ancestry, African Americans with blood cancers and disorders have a harder time finding a lifesaving donor.

 

Corey Sully, DKMS Donor & Ambassador

 

HUMANITARIAN AWARDS

recognizing leaders making a DIFFERENCE

LL Cool J

Chance the Rapper

Wanda Smith

The UniverSoul Circus Humanitarian Award recognizes outstanding individuals in the entertainment industry whose contributions are greater than entertaining. These individuals have used their platforms to improve the quality of family life through educational, social, and technological initiatives in their communities.

 

These courageous leaders are devoted to making a significant impact in our world today and being the change, they want to see.

 

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

FIGHTING HUNGER...one can at a time

The UniverSoul Circus Food for the Soul program helps stock local food banks that support homeless and low income families. It is a partnership between local school districts, the UniverSoul Circus and other community institutions including local media outlets. The Food for the Soul program encourages students to collect and donate non-perishable food items to help feed thousands of people in need throughout the year via local food banks.

 

The school that collects the greatest amount of items will win tickets to the UniverSoul Circus for the entire school.  

The Food for the Soul program started in Atlanta in 2005 and has been a major food supplier for the Hosea Helps Food Bank since that time. We are very proud of this program because it not only provides food for the needy, it also helps to build character in the participating students. It provides our children a great civics lesson about sharing, teamwork, giving and meaningful competition. The school that wins the contest will attend the UniverSoul Circus and participate in a rare cultural, educational and entertaining experience that will allow them to see incredible artists from countries from around the world.

2016 - 2019 Winner Fickett Elementary School

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