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Get Help: Become A Circle Leader

Would you like to make an economic change in your life for the better? Circles of Jackson County can help you do that if you choose to become a Circle Leader.

Circle Leaders are highly motivated individuals who wish to find and maintain full-time employment and learn how to become financially self-sufficient. Leaders will set goals in the areas of budgeting, educational training, friendships, and other areas that are important in their lives. Participants will work toward meeting these goals with the support of volunteers from our community.

Leadership training, meeting attendance, communication, and hard work are required. Joining Circles means that you are willing to do whatever it takes to move to a place where you have enough resources and friends in your life to feel successful.

THREE PRIMARY GOALS OF THE CIRCLE LEADER

  1. Create life changes that lead to permanent self-sufficiency
  2. Develop your unique gifts and leadership skills to lead the Circle, contribute to the Circles initiative, and give back to the community
  3. Use your experience of poverty and leading your family to self-sufficiency to advocate within the community for changes in the systems’ barriers that keep poverty in place

THE CIRCLE LEADER COMMITMENT

  • Complete the 12-week Circle Leader Training
  • Commit to be part of the Circles of initiative for 12 months or more which will include weekly Circle community meetings (dinner and childcare provided) with other Circle Leaders and Allies
  • Find ways to actively contribute to the Circles initiative and give back to the broader community
  • Make progress toward the goals you identify in order to increase your resources to become self-sufficient

THE CIRCLE LEADER RECEIVES THE FOLLOWING SUPPORT

  • Circle Leader Training
  • Two to three caring Allies to join you in your journey to self-sufficiency
  • Weekly meetings in which meals and childcare are provided
  • Access to information about a variety of community resources
  • Circles staff assistance for questions, support, and conflict resolution