A Circles chapter gathers people who are motivated to move out of poverty and matches them with middle- and high-income volunteers who can support and encourage them on their journey.
Through training and weekly meetings, participants (called Circle Leaders) build friendships with volunteers (called Circle Allies). Over time, these relationships help families climb out of poverty and achieve financial stability. The families’ experiences of opportunities and the obstacles are shared with the larger community — so successes can be celebrated and so barriers can be avoided or removed.
Circles USA helps launch new Circles chapters and helps existing chapters expand into multiple locations within a community.