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Circles Grant County

Circles Grant County (Marion, IN) shares how Circles has made an impact in their community. Watch now

CBS Nightly News: Circles Campaign to End Poverty

Report by CBS reporter Cynthia Bauer that examines the efforts and impacts of Circles on helping people and families move out of poverty. Watch now

CNN: The New Face of Poverty

CNN discusses the Circles campaign to end poverty. Watch now


NPR: A ‘Circle’ Of Support Helps Families Stay Out Of Poverty

Original airdate: Sept. 16, 2014 – Go around the country and you’ll hear lots of frustration about just how difficult it is to get out of poverty — and more importantly, how to stay out. The official U.S. poverty rate may have gone down to 14.5 percent in 2013 according to new numbers out Tuesday, but still more than 45 million were poor. Listen to the full audio report


KUNM Radio Interview (November 2013)

Will the poor always be with us? Albuquerque-based Scott Miller of Circles says no, and believes we can totally end poverty. Learn more about the program and what the results have been. Produced with the assistance of Joe Green. Listen now 






THE CIRCLES® JOURNEY: 2001-2014 – Integrating Research, Practice and Application so that More Communities Thrive

The most recent evaluation of Circles and the Circles model indicates its effectiveness in helping to end poverty. The evaluation,  was completed by Professor Mary Jane Collier, University of New Mexico. Read the Summary of The Circles Journey 2001-2014.

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Personal Attention Reduces Poverty by Phuong Ly, Stanford Social Innovations Review

Circles, a national program for helping families get out of poverty, taps an underused resource: middle-class support groups… Read more