The Circles Program gathers people who are motivated to move out of poverty and matches them with middle-income and high-income volunteers who can support and encourage them on their journey.
Through training and weekly meetings, participants (called Circles Leaders) build friendships with volunteers (called Circles 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 barriers can be avoided.
We have opportunities for families or individuals to volunteer on a weekly basis or even on event at a time.
Opportunities range from serving meals to our Circles Program to becoming an intentional friend to Circles participants. We also offer a spot for families, children, retirees, etc.
Take your passion and share it with others whether that is serving food, sharing your job skills with our participants, or discussing poverty related issues with community decision makers.
BAJC provides training, speakers, and community events with the purpose of educating the public about poverty in Johnson County. This can look many different ways depending on the audience, but the purpose of educating the public about poverty remains.