Magicians Without Borders

Using magic to create a just world full of possibility in communities around the world

Mission

We believe that learning, practicing and performing magic transforms at-risk youth’s lives, by awakening dreams and the hope that the impossible is possible. We created a unique long term education program that increases a child’s self confidence, discipline, focus and self esteem. This gives them the opportunity to raise themselves out of poverty and to enthusiastically create a hopeful future. This program is implemented in the slums of big cities. Mainly in Latin America, United States and India. The magic classes of 10-12 children meet weekly to learn, practice and eventually perform magic. These class continue for a least a year and some have been going for as long as seven years. We also give them entrepreneurial skills so that they can sell magic services to gain extra income

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Carlos H. López

Main address

PO Box 3 Bristol, VT 05443

Bristol, VT 05443 USA

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EIN

75-3144325

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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Colombia Education Program 1

This Education program started in 2012, consists of weekly 2 hour clases of magic / entrepreneurship. Been ongoing since inception.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

This education program started in February 2019, consists of a weekly class of magic / entrepreneurship, this group is led by an alumni of our Colombia Education Program 1

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

We partnered with a local government association called AIOKA who does outreach in Ahuachapan, a small town 4 hours from San Salvador, and also partnered with a local professional magician to lead the program.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

This program has been running since 2015 in a partnership with a local magician and the philanthropic arm of a business developing firm. We are located in Tirrases a slum of San Jose.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

We have an education chapter in Cape Town, South Africa partnering with local ngos like R-City

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Where we work

Awards

The Vatican International Congress for Circus and Traveling Show People 2004

The Vativan

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Magicians Without Borders

Board of directors
as of 11/10/2021
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Board chair

Tom Verner

Alex Posner

Tom Verner

Janet Frederiks

Organizational demographics

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