1. Communities contact Circles USA to apply for membership. Gena@CirclesUSA.org 888-232-9285
2. Circles chapters use a collaborative approach that integrates Circles® into the strengths of existing community-based organizations.
3. Circles focuses on all three stages required to achieve economic stability:
4. Local Circles chapters sponsor groups of up to 25 people with low-income (Circle Leaders) who enroll in Circles Leadership Training Class to build financial, emotional, and social resources, as well as an Economic Stability Plan that sets goals unique to their own needs and dreams.
Circle Leaders, are paired with trained middle-to-high-income community volunteers, called Allies, who support their efforts to achieve economic stability.
Each week, Circles groups meet to discuss strategies for attaining prosperity and to provide support to one another. Monthly Big View meetings feature community discussions around systemic barriers to prosperity and strategies to remove them.
Adding Value to Communities
Circles can adapt to a community’s circumstances, culture and most pressing needs. With an emphasis on collaboration and leveraging resources, it can be integrated with existing social/community services to achieve stronger, more sustainable outcomes.
The Circles Campaign is an action plan that brings together the best efforts and resources of individuals, organizations, communities, and government in a program proven to raise people out of poverty.
Until It's Gone shows you how to:
Praise for Until It's Gone:
'To achieve community sustainability, we must address issues of economic justice, which can occur only when there are relationships of mutual respect among the classes. The process that Scott Miller identifies to allow those relationships to develop is pure genius.' --Ruby K. Payne, PhD, author of the bestselling A Framework for Understanding Poverty
'Scott Miller offers us practical hope that we can end--not just reduce--poverty through a change in the ways we think and respond.' --Vicki Robin, co-author of the bestselling Your Money or Your Life and co-founder of Conversation Cafés
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