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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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

Potential 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,155

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,155 .  The original project funding goal was $100,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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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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Project Leader

Cynthia Bloise

Rev. Dr.
Pitcairn, PA United States

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