Circles of Hope is part of a national campaign. The Circles® Campaign is a transformational approach that partners volunteers and community leaders with families wanting to make the journey out of poverty. Operating in communities around the country, each Circles® initiative consists of families working to get out of poverty and several middle and upper income Allies who befriend them and lend support. The family is the Circle Leader, setting direction for activities. With the help and friendship of their allies, each family sets and achieves goals unique to their own needs.
Rather than targeting a surface need of at-risk communities such as housing or food provision, Circles® seeks to expand social capital by fostering relationships across racial and economic lines. It engages the community as a whole and encourages growth from people of all financial classes. Circles® is designed to assist families in creating their own personal paths out of poverty while at the same time expanding opportunities, connections and eliminating barriers in the community that make it difficult for families to thrive.
Circles of Hope
What can Circle's participants achieve?
Circles participants in Harvey County show a steady increase in income during and after their participation in Circles of Hope.
Transportation in Harvey County, prepared by Big View Team of Circles of Hope
Focus on Hope: Building Better Buckets, 2012-13
Snapshots of Hope: Real Stories, April 2012
Personal Attention Reduces Poverty: Stanford Social Innovation Review (2012)
National Circles Impact Report 2012
National Circles Campaign Overview
Would You Like to Know More?
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