Do you feel stuck? Do you want a better job? Are you tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck? Do you want to improve yourself and achieve your goals? Join Circles!
The Circles Model
Circles helps families become financially stable with a unique approach. You’ll receive training on finances, employment, health, and communication skills. But what really makes Circles different are the relationships you’ll form. We match you with two middle-income volunteers. Getting out of poverty is easier when you have a circle of support.
After training is complete, participants are called Circle Leaders and volunteers are called Allies. As a Circle Leader, you will lead the weekly meetings with your Allies and set your own goals. Your Allies will be there to listen, ask questions, and make suggestions. You and your Allies will learn from each other as you accomplish your goals.
Weekly meetings include a free dinner and childcare with a curriculum for kids.
Circles will help you:
- Become financially stable
- Share your story and be understood
- Use your gifts and skills
- Improve communication and time management
- Be recognized and respected for who you are
- Have a bigger voice in your community
- Become a better role model for your kids
- Set goals, make progress and achieve results
What people say:
“I never thought about future goals. My mindset was to make it through the day. I grew up in poverty, and my parents grew up in poverty. … Now I have goals for myself and my family. This program has absolutely changed my outlook on life, and it has changed my children’s future.”
–A Circle Leader
“The thing that keeps people stuck in poverty is fear. Fear is paralyzing and isolating. But the relationships in Circles provide a safety net of emotional support so people are willing to try new approaches without the fear of failure.”
–A Circles staff member
Circles National website: www.circlesusa.org