A Circle Leader is someone who has been living at or below the line of poverty, and would like to change the outlook of their finances and life goals. They have committed their time and efforts to creating a plan and meet frequently with Allies who help them reach their new goals.
The first step is to think about applying. Before you spend time filling out the application, “Are you ready to make at least a two-year commitment to Circles?” “Are you willing to share your goals and dreams with others?” “Are you willing to begin to budget, save, and invest?”
Seek out the Circles site that fits your location/area in the Where We Meet section of the site and contact/email your neighborhood’s Circles group leader.
You’ll fill out an application, have an interview, and complete other paperwork such as a child intake form (if needed) and a media release.
Once accepted into a local Circles Group you will be required to attend 12 weeks of Circle Leader Training. You’ll learn the details of the Circles method, and cover topics such as budgeting, SMART goals, thriving vs. surviving, diversity, and poverty. You’ll also get to know a group of like-minded peers who want to set goals and better their lives as well…and we promise you’ll have lots of laughs along the way.
Once this training is complete, we’ll start introducing you to Circle Allies. Eventually we’ll get your input about who you like and who you connected with, and then we’ll match you up with at least two Allies to create your Circle, and to begin the pursuit of your goals.