Results are reported on the individual and community level. Participants experience increased skills and income, decreased dependence on public assistance, and expanded resources and support networks. At the community level, Circles connects diverse people across class lines, changes attitudes about poverty, and contributes to policy change.
Circles USA collects survey data prior to the start of the program and then every 6 months during the program. Longitudinal data is collected at 24, 36, and 48 months.