Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Circles USA

Circles USA

Advance #3021241

#3021241 - Working with Global Ministries and partner networks to eradicate poverty through UMC connections

Annual Goal:$300,000.00
Location: United States North America


We believe no one should live in poverty. Families and communities can take charge of their destinies. And if given the right tools and support, economic stability can be achieved. We see it happen in our chapters every day. Through an approach that combines our techniques with the individualized support of our dedicated volunteers and the resources of organizations and communities, we create an environment that educates, empowers and equips our members to move up and out of poverty successfully. Circles USA has chapters or sites in over 70 communities in 19 states and the province of Ontario, Canada. We work with many groups such as CAP agencies, Catholic Charities, Grassroots groups and schools, as well as, numerous United Methodist Churches. Our Mission: To inspire and equip families and communities to resolve poverty and thrive.

Goals & Objectives

a. To increase the number of Circles/UMC partnerships across North America b. To provide support and funding for local Circles sites c. To assist under resourced individuals and families in building strong healthy relationships, long-term goals towards self-sufficiency and address community barriers that exacerbate the fallout of poverty

Activities Plan

The CirclesUSA Advance fund will specifically assist local Circles( chapters to carry out the Circles Model. All funds that are donated to CirclesUSA through the Advance will go to the local Circles chapters to strengthen their partnership with the United Methodist church partners, to assist under resourced individual and families to build strong healthy relationships and long term economic stability goals towards self-sufficiency and address community barriers that exacerbate the fallout of poverty. CirclesUSA will act as an intermediary to support the relationship with the General Board of Global Missions on behalf of the over 70 Circles Chapters across North America. All funds given through the Advance Fund will be distributed to local Circles sites to support their efforts in implementing Circles . For more information about CirclesUSA, please feel free to visit

Budget and Financial Information


Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support
Corporate Support


Local Circles Budget (avg) per chapter - $110,000
Administrative expesnes

Project Contact

Gena Atcher
(888) 232-9285

Global Ministries Contact

LeKisha Reed