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Exciting happenings for the Circles Initiative

-Faces of Circles® Tour

The South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) is hosting a Circles® Indiana Community of Practice Conference. Six Circles® communities will be coming together at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church to share their techniques to better serve their communities. Around 100 people from the six Circles® Initiatives from across the state (Evansville, Hartford City/ Montpelier, Indianapolis, Muncie and Scott County), as well as the local Bloomington/Monroe County Circles®, will share how they were able to build Circles® in their communities.

Also, a team of four AmeriCorps/Vista members will be at the Bloomington conference this Thursday, May 19th. They are on a cross-country journey in search of answers, with the biggest question being how to end poverty. The 3,000 mile journey began May 3rd in Springfield, Ohio, with stops at Circles® Initiatives including:

 Wilkesboro, NC- May 3rd
 Albany, GA- May 5rd
 Pensacola, FL- May 9th
 Baldwin, LA- May 10th
 Jackson, MS- May 12th
 Longview, TX- May 13th

The purpose of the tour was to document the progress of individuals in the National Circles® Initiative Campaign, an initiative with the goal of ending poverty by providing the most essential human needs: supportive relationships, access to resources and pathways to the elimination of socio-economic and racial barriers. In each city the team has been taking videos and photos, while interviewing families living in poverty and community members, in an attempt to more fully understand and overcome poverty’s many obstacles across our nation.

For more information on the National Circles® Initiatives, visit the following sites:
Twitter @CirclesTour

- Ross Freeman, Communications Intern