Circles East Liberty and Open Hand Ministries have had several reasons to celebrate over the past couple of weeks. We matched our 4th Cohort of Circle Leaders and Allies, our 3rd Cohort celebrated their 18 month milestone with Circles, and our prospective homeowners have continued to make great strides on their paths to home-ownership. One […]
Everyone is talking about Circles! Check out Circles East Liberty’s very own Tammy Thompson as she talks about Circles, the alienating nature of poverty, and why the mutually beneficial relationships between Circle Leaders and Circle Allies are so important. Click here to tune in!
Mon Valley Circles has joined forces with The Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium and the Monroeville Public Library to start “One Book, Our Community,” a book club initiative- for the entire community. In this round, the library lent out over 100 copies of the book “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” to community members. “Nickel […]
Written By: Liberty Ferda What’s your background, and how did you become an ally? I’m 24 years old and grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia. My family was middle-upper class, my father was a professor and my mother a volunteer EMT rescue. I have 3 siblings, and all of us are college educated. I attended […]
By Erica Maloney Amy is a 29 year-old single mother who came to Circles nearly two years ago after dropping out of college, unemployed and in financial distress. She had virtually no family supports, and was estranged from her parents who had challenges of their own. Amy knew that she wanted more, but did […]
Breaking Down Barriers: Circle Leaders gain access to reliable transportation through partnership with the Hebrew Free Loan Association and Community Auto
Kevin is a 24-year old young man from East Liberty who has experienced many of the challenges of growing up black in the inner city of Pittsburgh. He finally found a good, steady job with a reputable Pittsburgh paint contractor. However, Kevin didn’t have a reliable form of transportation. For the first three weeks on […]