Once families complete their time as co-investigators, they are matched with trained community members who are interested in gaining a better understanding of poverty in our community and becoming friends and "allies" to a family working to achieve stability.
Circles works on a micro and a macro level. Both our Circle Leaders and our Allies experience significant change from being part of Circles, but we also see exciting changes take place in our communities.
Circle Leaders are families who are working hard, playing by the rules but stuck in poverty. Families spend 26 or more weeks as co-investigators with us on working to understand poverty and its implications on us as individuals and our community.