Circles RVA offers a relationship-based model to empower individuals and families to permanently move out of poverty and thrive by engaging the strengths, goodwill and existing resources of the community and focus on the collaborative ownership of solutions to break the cycle of poverty. Our community meets weekly and includes: Leaders - Individuals who are surviving, but need a supportive community and security net to successful move to a place of thriving. Allies - Individuals in a secure socio-economic place that commit to being intentional friends with Leaders, sharing social capital and encouragement. Volunteers - A variety of volunteers are needed to support our ongoing community, in areas including childcare, meal preparation and event planning. Leaders attend an orientation that teaches soft skills, financial management, and more. Upon graduation from the orientation, Leaders create and present a vision board for their lives. Allies then come along side the Leaders, cheering them on as they work towards their own, individual goals. We meet every Tuesday night from 6-8pm. Dinner, childcare and transportation are included at NO COST to our Leaders, Allies and Volunteers.