Circles Grand Rapids
Circles is a long-term approach to end poverty permanently in our community.
How Circles Works to End Poverty in Our Community
Each week, local families working to overcome poverty (Circle Leaders) meet with community volunteers (Allies) over dinner. Following the meal, Circle Leaders work with their Allies to achieve specific personal goals toward self-reliance. Over time, incomes and savings improve, debt and public assistance decrease, and supportive social networks are built.