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How it works


As a high-impact strategy designed to bring about long-term change, the Circles model focuses on doing "with" not "for"; developing social capital; and the paradigm shift that human services professionals and agencies aren't able to end poverty without significant leadership and participation from the larger community.



Ways to help include:


Become an Ally - 6 hours monthly


Join a Guiding Coalition Team - 3 hours monthly

Recruitment – Community – Income & Education

– Resources – Big View


Make an In-kind or Financial Contribution -

Provide or sponsor a community meal, become an as-needed ally, donate a gas or grocery card



Ally Interest Survey & Application (pdf)


Becoming a Circle Ally (pdf)


Circles Local Team Description (pdf)