Circles Lexington


Circles Lexington inspires and equips individuals and families to permanently move out of poverty and thrive.

We create intentional relationships that expand support communities and engage the wider community to reduce or eliminate the systemic barriers that hinder people from rising out of poverty.

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Circle Leaders

Participants are called Circle Leaders because they are the ones who lead themselves out of poverty. They are hardworking and motivated but often overwhelmed by the daily struggle to make ends meet. Circle Leaders commit to completing training, setting goals for themselves, and attending weekly Circles meetings. Circle Leaders educate their middle-income and upper-income Allies about poverty, and they lean on their Allies for advice and encouragement.

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Two volunteers are matched to each Circle Leader. These volunteers are called Allies, and everything revolves around the intentional Ally-Leader relationships. Allies commit to complete training, attend weekly Circles meetings, and learn about poverty. Allies help Circle Leaders use their unique gifts and skills to reach their personal and financial goals.

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Resource Teams

Resource Teams are groups of diverse volunteers who contribute vital assistance, fresh ideas, and vision to the Circles initiative. The five teams are: community, recruitment, jobs and education, services, and big view.

Get Involved with Circles

Interested in becoming an ally or a part of the resource team? Fill out the application below. To learn more about this new program, contact Renee Dodson, Circles Coordinator, at (859) 618-6831.

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“My situation isn't perfect yet, but Circles has perfectly prepared me for my journey out of poverty.”

Vivian's Story

Circle Leader, Circles Ashland, VA

Other Ways to Get Involved



Your time, passion and unique talents are greatly appreciated and needed.

Take a Tour

Take a Tour

Tour the new Community Center and hear our vision for serving more hurting people in Lexington.

Donate Supplies

Donate Supplies

Review our list of current needs to make in-kind donations.