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ORGANIZATION: Circles Cobb

  • 11 people are interested
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Circles Cobb is building community to end poverty through intentional friendships, personal transformation, and systemic change led by the people closest to the challenge. We envision a world where all individuals live in equitable, thriving communities where poverty no longer exists. We are a local chapter of a national organization in 80+ communities throughout North America. Data from these chapters demonstrates that families who complete the 18+ month Circles program increase their income by 75%, transforming their lives and the lives of their families. If you are looking to make friends and help transform lives - this opportunity is for you.

We are seeking volunteer mentors to form intentional friendships with local (Cobb County, GA) individuals who are motivated to move up and out of poverty. When surrounded by caring individuals who have landed jobs, negotiated a lease, managed credit card debt, and balanced a budget, people experiencing poverty are more equipped to achieve long-term financial stability. Our goal is to move families out of poverty for good by forming a circle of encouragement, accountability, and social capital.

Training is provided, and background and reference checks are required. We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings in Marietta. Please check out www.CirclesCobb.org to learn more, or visit us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook to see what we do!


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About Circles Cobb

Location:

1100 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, US

Mission Statement

Circles is a nationally-proven and innovative way of connecting people across socioeconomic lines in an effort to move individuals and families out of poverty. Circles is not just another program to manage poverty. Circles is uniquely designed to reduce poverty by helping low-income individuals expand their social capital while bringing the community together in solidarity to reduce the barriers to keeping people in poverty.

Description

A Circle is made up of a Circle Leader (individual or family moving out of poverty) and 2 Circle Allies (middle or upper-income volunteers) who come alongside the Circle Leader to support them in achieving their goals.

  • All Circle Leaders and Allies complete training to prepare them for the Circles process.

  • Circle Leaders learn more about goal setting, personal finance, the trauma of poverty, conflict management, and workplace communication skills.

  • Allies focus on increasing their Poverty IQ, with topics to illuminate systemic barriers, the correlation between poverty and race, gender, and trauma, and the differences between generational and situational poverty.

  • After successfully completing training, Circle Leaders are matched with their Allies and begin meeting weekly for social support, skill development, goal progress monitoring, and community building.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Women
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Living Stone Church545 Lorene Drive, SWMarietta, GA 30060

(33.89999,-84.56926)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Budgeting
  • Problem Solving
  • Financial Service Assistance
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment to become a Circles mentor is a minimum of (2) evenings per month.
  • (3) two-hour training sessions and a 6-hour online training module (which may be completed over several weeks) are provided.

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