Animal related

Swan Center Outreach Inc

  • Castaic, CA
  • www.swancenter.org

Mission Statement

To provide spiritually minded individuals with knowledge and experiences with horses that lead to higher levels of awareness, balance and the fulfillment of one's purpose.

Our vision is to serve as a spiritual haven, while building a bridge from where you are in life to where you want to be.

Values
• Serving others
• Kindness
• Compassion
• Education
• Fun

Swan Center Outreach is a community outreach of the Swan Center for Intuitive Living. We partner with previously abused and neglected horses, and offer programs to youth, adults and corporations that demonstrate the ability of animals to serve as teachers, healers and friends.

Main Programs

  1. Leadership and Teambuilding with Horses
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The State of California and the Los Angeles metropolitan area. We also serve groups nationwide who come to our facility.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Board of Directors Directors

Keywords

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Animals, Horses, Leadership and Teambuilding with Horses, Corporate Teambuilding, Coaching, Education, Personal development, Youth development, LA, Los Angeles, Spirituality and Horses, Castaic

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EIN

58-2461094

 Number

8112686126

Physical Address

27305 West Live Oak Rd Suite 1203

Castaic, CA 91384

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The goal of Swan Center Outreach is to make a positive difference in peoples lives through experiential learning programs with animals about personal awareness and leadership development. Participants discover and develop talents and abilities; helping them to achieve their life goals. The animal programs we offer, (primarily with horses) teach people about service, collaboration, integrity, awareness, and leadership in an environment of love, kindness and compassion. 

Our target group include; families and individuals in our community, statewide in California, and rescue agencies nationwide to help them educate others about the value of animals in our lives.

We serve the community by providing educational programs for youth at-risk, individuals, and families from the Los Angeles metropolitan area, including rural and low-income neighborhoods, enabling them to learn vital communication and problem-solving skills. While caring for animals, valuable lessons in life skills are taught, including responsibility, leadership, self-confidence and community service.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Leadership and Teambuilding with Horses

The goal of Swan Center
Outreach is to make a positive difference in peoples lives through experiential
learning programs with horses that teach personal awareness and leadership
development. We also offer people the opportunity to love and serve
unconditionally the rescued horses of Swan Center Outreach in an outdoor ranch
environment. As a result, people discover and develop talents and abilities;
which in turn helps them to clarify and achieve their life goals. Helping
people achieve their dreams through experiential learning programs with horses
is how we serve our community. The horse programs we offer, teach people about
service, collaboration, integrity, awareness, and leadership in an environment
of love, kindness and compassion. When people interact with horses in an
environment that is safe, structured and educational, both people and horses
benefit.

We provide unique and innovative
educational programs with horses that are positive life changing experiences
for adults and children. We hope to enhance our community by inspiring all of
its members and to give our youth the resources necessary to help them grow and
thrive as productive members of society.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The State of California and the Los Angeles metropolitan area. We also serve groups nationwide who come to our facility.

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Funding Needs

Swan Center Outreach needs to find funding necessary to offset the annual operating expenses of $86,000.

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SWAN CENTER OUTREACH INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Swan Center Outreach Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Board of Directors Directors

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"We serve by providing educational programs for children, young adults, individuals, and families in our community, the metropolitan area, statewide and nationally, enabling them to learn vital communication and problem-solving skills while caring for animals. Valuable lessons in life skills are taught, including responsibility, leadership, self-confidence and community service."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Frances Ferguson

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

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