Inspiring and Equipping Families and Communities to Thrive and Resolve Poverty

Community Action Akron Summit Circles® is part of a national movement creating a framework for people to build relationships across class and race lines with the goal of ending poverty.  

We accomplish this by identifying people in poverty who are ready to build a path to self-reliance and to participate in classes and weekly training meetings. These participants (Circle Leaders) are connected with community volunteers (Circle Allies) who are interested in creating new friendships and learning new perspectives.  

One Circle Leader and two Circle Allies are matched, forming an intentional friendship of support. Together they are able to work to eliminate local barriers and help end poverty in our community. Circles® offers opportunities to share, listen, and learn about this crucial subject, especially how poverty impacts everyone.

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