Identify and orient references at community services organizations that provide: housing, transportation, childcare, healthcare, financial assistance, appliance assistance, mental health community resources.
Assist Circles to access these services through key relationships.
Establish and maintain a giving/receiving system within Circles.
Suggested Team Members: Agency staff from agencies that provide services listed above.
Big View / Cliff Effects
Be a community liaison to state and national Big View efforts to mitigate cliff effects.
Identify all available resources to predict cliff effects for childcare, healthcare, housing, food stamps, cash assistance, and utility assistance.
Assist Circle Leaders with developing Budgets and Economic Stability Plans.
Assist Circle Leaders with establishing bank accounts and repairing credit.
Suggested Team Members: College students, researchers, advocates, bank employees, credit consumer counseling staff.
Recruits Allies via networking and community presentations.
Recruits Circle Leader candidates via networking and community presentations.
Follows up with Allies to ensure connections have been made and program and/or services are being used correctly.
Suggested Team Members:
For Allies: Volunteers and directors of faith groups, community volunteer organizations, and service groups like Rotary.
For Circle Leaders: Staff from community programs that want to refer people from their services to the long-term work of Circles.
Jobs and Education Team
Establishes key contacts for Circles at local employers, education institutions, student financial assistance, and financial literacy.
Provides support specifically to the education and employment goals of Circle Leaders using Circle job ready and preparation tools.
Suggested Team Members: Academic advisors, workforce development staff, human resources staff at local employers.
Secures and maintains space for weekly meetings.
Coordinates child care and youth development programs.
Secures meal donations and coordinates weekly meals.
Attends to the "community building" aspects of the weekly meeting (greeters, new and good, appreciations, etc.)
Suggested Team Members: Volunteers of the host site facility, people who like to host events/the party planner.