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Horizons Project
Study Circles

What Happens?

  • Community steering committee recruits facilitators and participants for Study Circles, community dialogue on poverty and prosperity; recruitment targets all parts of the community, especially those struggling to get by

  • Facilitators attend a day of training

  • Participants give 12 hours (six sessions) to understand poverty, develop ideas to reduce it and take action on at least one idea

  • A few community members are trained to start tracking community progress using a community blog

Benefit to Community:

  • At least 6 people with skills to lead a community dialogue and action process

  • At least 30 people in the community who understand poverty, have a vision for a community without poverty, and ideas for action

  • More people involved involved from all parts of the community

  • Many practical ideas to help reduce poverty

  • At least one idea becomes a plan and action

  • Connection of facilitators to other communities

To move to Leadership PlentyR:

  • Minimum number of Study Circles facilitators trained

  • Minimum number of participants in Study Circles (For Rochester this figure is 8)

  • Pre and post surveys completed action idea list submitted with one item complete

  • 3 Leadership PlentyR trainers recruited

  • Leadership PlentyR participant recruitment plan

  • Community members track progress on poverty outcomes on blog