Thank you for your interest in exploring Circles as a solution to poverty in your community! Once you submit the form below a member of our team will respond to you about next steps.
What Others Are Saying
“Our Feasibility Study Group spoke to Circles USA personnel, leaders of Circles affiliates throughout the country, and representatives of other kinds of self-sufficiency and community-building programs. The decision to choose the Circles model came down to this: Circles is an established program with a proven track record of success and provides both a program framework/model and flexibility for customizing the program to our community.”
Sarah ThornburgExecutive Director, Friends In Deed
What Happens Next?
Circles USA will engage with your community as you work through these four stage of development:
ASSESSMENT – Asking questions: “Is Circles right for our community? Do we have the leadership and resources to start a Circles program in our community?”
CIRCLES IN THE MAKING – Getting started: If your community is ready and willing to start Circles, you will enter into a planning agreement with Circles USA (CUSA) to lay the foundation.
CIRCLES DEMONSTRATION – Taking action: You are now implementing Circles to support families out of poverty, collecting data, and assessing outcomes. You are asking, “How is it working in our community? Do we like the results we are getting? Have we been able to secure resources to sustain and grow the Circles program?”
SCALING TO A TIPPING POINT – Moving forward: You are happy with the results and can see the potential of growing Circles in your community to end poverty.
We want to thank everyone who was able to come to the 2016 Circles USA conference, and to all of you who supported people in attending. We had 112 participants from 21 states in attendance! There were 30 breakout sessions presented by Circles staff, allies, partners, and guests across a myriad of topics. Keynote speaker Larry Thompson was a huge hit with the audience. 13 Circle Leaders were able to join us this year.
Here are the evaluation marks for this year’s conference, based on a 5-pt scale, with 5 being the highest mark.
We received evaluations from 68% of conference goers. The percent of people who gave a 4 or 5, by category:
96% to the overall conference experience
100% to the presenters
98% to the food
87% to the venue
98% to the information
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions for what to keep and change that our team will use in planning the next conference!
Your Pictures from the 2016 Conference!
Please schedule a one-on-one meeting with Courtney using go-to-meeting to go over any questions or concerns regarding your data. Courtney is ready to help you gather the data and even help input if necessary.