Because of YOUR Generosity, Circles Has Grown!
Meet Our Second Group: Circles Washtenaw County, Class of 2018
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Circles Weekly Meal: The shared community meal on Tuesday evenings is critical to the success of our program. People break down barriers as they break bread together, getting to know each other’s families, struggles and triumphs. It is a natural way to build social capital—but it takes work to pull off. Thanks to generous donors and hundreds of committed volunteers, Circles Washtenaw County provides friendship and food to over 90 people every week, including Circle Leader families, Allies, volunteers, staff, and all of our children.
Success Stories from Our First Group of Circle Leaders
Aleishia ~ received FOUR raises and a major promotion to become the head of payroll at her company. She is on track to accomplish her dream…purchasing her own home.
Bird ~ updated her digital communication skills at a community college and now has a full time job in the publishing field. Bird had previously been laid off and struggled for several years to find full-time professional work. She now chairs the Big View team and plans to come back as an Ally.
Kia ~ completed her Certified Nursing Assistant certification and recently achieved a $15/hour job with benefits at a healthcare company that will pay her tuition for continuing education in the nursing field. She makes public presentations about Circles and also serves on our Big View team.
We have a LOT to celebrate. Our first class that started in July of 2017 is making substantial progress: of the eight Leaders remaining in the program, 100% are employed, with four working full time, three working part-time, and one on contract!