Total loan: $15,000


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Emeryville, CA, United States / Services

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A loan helped Athletic Playground with payroll costs and rehiring our staff.

Shira's story

I started learning circus at a late age, when I looked for places to learn circus as an adult, most of the places were too serious about building circus performers. I wanted to learn circus to have fun. Due to the lack of welcoming facilities toward the recreational circus, I decided to open a facility that is about play. I wanted it to be welcoming and inviting to people who want to start learning circus at a late age, and there is no goal to performing, just having fun, meeting people, and sharing skills. As a result of opening the Athletic Playground 12 years ago, many people of various ages call Athletic Playground their second home. Currently what motivates me most about running Athletic Playground is offering people jobs that they love and that is rewarding.