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The Circles Program is a national campaign/program that 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 or Circle Leaders, individuals with ambition who face barriers that leave them with low incomes, set goals based on their unique needs and skills. Together with supportive volunteers called Circle Allies, they cultivate a friendship across social class and create a plan to achieve economic stability. The Circle Allies, in turn learn about the realities and barriers that exist for families in poverty.
As Circle Leaders make strides toward stability, they work together with the support of the whole Circles Community to raise awareness of their lived experiences as well as identify and eliminate obstacles that perpetuate poverty.
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.
SEE MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON OUR EVENTS PAGE.
Zooming for our Weekly Circles Meeting
Learn about how you can become a part of Bridges Alliance today. Whether you need help getting to a better place in life, would like to volunteer, or help see systemic changes surround working families barely getting by, there is a place for you here.