Move 10 families out of poverty in Pitcairn in 1yr

by Center Avenue United Methodist Circles (TM) Initiative


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.

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Pitcairn, in the Turtle Creek Valley, has been blighted by the closing of the railroad yards and other industries in the area. Through the years, the population of people living in poverty has shown a steep increase. A high percentage of Pitcairn residents are unemployed, without vehicles, and there are no employment opportunities within walking distance. This project will provide opportunity for 10 families to move out of poverty in 2011.


Circles offers the opportunity for residents living in poverty to participate in a process of learning and investigating, leading them to form their own goals. Strategic long-term relationships will support the process of transformation

Long-Term Impact

In 2011, this project will empower at least 10 families, giving them the tools they need to rise out of poverty. They are encouraged to share what they have learned with the next class.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


Explains the national Circles (TM) program
Contains training info on Bridges Out of Poverty

Organization Information

Center Avenue United Methodist Circles (TM) Initiative

Location: Pitcairn, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Center Avenue United Methodist Circles (TM) Initiative
Cynthia Bloise
Project Leader:
Cynthia Bloise
Rev. Dr.
Pitcairn, PA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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