Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Are you ready to pursue your financial goals and personal growth? Circles is a program that helps low-income individuals and families increase their income, achieve their goals, and become financially stable. As a Leader you will receive training on finances, employment, health, and communication skills. But what really makes Circles different are the relationships you will form. We match you with two middle or upper income allies who are there to support you in your journey. Achieving your goals and moving from surviving to thriving is easier when you have a circle of support.Apply Now
Circles Washtenaw County is part of a national network of over 70 Circles Chapters formed by Circles USA. The Circles model is based on building bridges of friendship and community to support individuals on their journey to economic stability. Our unique strategy also incorporates a combination of goal setting, financial education, career development and increased social capital to support the Circle Leaders with their goals.Apply Now
Circle Leader Applications are currently closed until we are ready to begin Cohort 7. To learn more about becoming a Circle Leader please fill out this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circles helps families become stable with a unique approach. Participants are called Circle Leaders and receive training on finances, employment, health, goal setting, and communication skills. As a Circle Leader, you will be matched with 2-3 Allies who are there to support you in your journey out of poverty. Getting out of poverty is easier when you have a circle of support!Learn More
Allies are intentional thought partners for Circle Leaders. As an Ally, your job is to listen, ask questions, make suggestions, and be a true friend and supporter. You and 1-2 other Allies will help Circle Leaders use their unique gifts and skills to reach their goals, and Circle Leaders will help you better understand poverty in your community.Learn More
There are many ways to use your gifts in the Circles community! Some of these opportunities include joining a Resource Team to provide an additional layer of support for Circle Leaders. Every week we are looking for groups to provide and serve a meal for the Circles group. We also have an energetic Children’s Program that welcomes volunteers to share their time and talent!Learn More
Call the friends in Deed Help Line: (734) 484-4357