Circles WS is The Shalom Project’s most ambitious undertaking in our history. This initiative takes advantage of a proven national model which equips and empowers low-income families to permanently move out of poverty. Of equal importance, our growing Circles WS community advocates for resolution of systemic barriers to escaping poverty in Winston-Salem.
Circles WS creates intentional relationships across race, class and culture to build pathways to self-sufficiency at the individual and community level. We believe that resolution of poverty requires:
- compassionate emotional support
- positive role models and mentoring
- creative problem solving
- effective decision-making strategies
- committed institutional support
Circles WS is not an isolated program. We actively collaborate with community partners to develop comprehensive support and social capital in pursuit of poverty resolution.