Circle "Leaders" are individuals or families who are motivated to get out of poverty. Think of "Leaders" as participants of the Circles program. The leader creates his or her own plan to increase their financial, professional, and social resources to move out of poverty. Leaders will participate in groups and be willing to accept support from others, especially Circle Allies.
Circles provides support by making personal and community connections that are important for a successful life change.
Circle Leaders are matched with Circle Allies by their talents and interests and are each asked to make an 18 month commitment. Everyone is expected to meet with his or her Circle at least once a month. In addition, Leaders are asked to attend the weekly Community meeting. Children's programming and dinner are provided during this time. The relationships formed during these meetings with Allies and other Leaders builds respect and understanding, linking people together to end poverty one family at a time.