Center Avenue United Methodist Circles (TM) Initiative

The Circles Initiative is designed to help low-income people in the Pittsburgh, PA area to learn skills and form empowering relationships to increase their economic stability and ability for future achievement. The primary target area is the "steel valley" where the collapse of the steel and railroad industries bottomed out the economy. The primary tool used will be the national Circles Campaign which has a proven track record for helping people move out of poverty (CirclesCampaign.org). Results to date have shown that for every dollar invested in this program, $2 is returned in the form of unused entitlement payments. In addition, there is an increase in community assets as these ...
Move 10 families out of poverty in Pitcairn in 1yr
 
$2,155
$97,845
Raised
Remaining
Circles provides a hand UP to people living in poverty in the blighted Turtle Creek Valley of Pittsburgh, PA through specific education, strategic relationships, and full community participation. project reportread updates from the field