Exciting progress is happening in our Circles Utah Valley chapter. By helping a family or individual reach financial stability, the participants, their children, and future generations are strengthened and enriched. This year alone, eight families have graduated from Circles with an income at 200 percent above the Federal Poverty levels (ex. a family of four making a minimum of $51,000 a year). This means the graduate is now earning enough to no longer need any financial assistance and can provide for their families!

We are very proud of the amazing and hardworking people who, against discouraging odds, have achieved this kind of success. We are anticipating three more graduates in December!

We are excited to welcome 11 new members and their families to Circles in American Fork. They began their class the first of October and will be certifying as Circle Leaders the end of January 2019. At that point, we will match them with committed volunteers from the community who offer support and resources to assist Circles participants in reaching financial stability. No lasting change happens without relationships and these relationships are crucial to our success at Circles.

Our staff is small, however, with the help of many committed volunteers and community support, we are able to achieve strong results.

Become a Circles Ally

We welcome anyone looking for a meaningful way to serve by helping families and individuals reach goals they never dreamed were possible. With 70 percent of our families increasing income, 81 percent decreasing debt and 100 percent reporting an increase in people they can count on, this model works. We invite you to join us!

Other opportunities

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of families by being a friend, providing dinner for a weekly meeting, becoming a member of a resource team, serving as a childcare volunteer or sharing your skills as a consultant for our participants? Bring your experience, your friendship, and your heart and add meaningful experiences and relationships to your own life as well.

Look for us on Facebook, our website, and volunteer sites such as JustServe.org for more information and ways to get involved. We welcome any inquiries and comments.

For additional information, reach out to Kathy Givens, Circles Utah Valley Coordinator, at kgivens@communityactionuc.org or 801-691-5287.