Citizen Leadership. The Circles® Guiding Coalition of Delaware County, a cross section of Delaware County residents ranging from business leaders and social service providers to church leaders and people living in poverty, oversees the initiative focused on TEAMwork’s mission, Empowering people in poverty toward self-sufficiency.

Focus. Circles® Guiding Coalition of Delaware County’s focus is three-fold:  1)  raising awareness of the problem of poverty in the community and giving people a taste of what it is like, 2) creating an ongoing opportunity in which people who are in poverty and those who want to help can come together, and 3) establishing a small group support mechanism in which a person in poverty (Circle Leader) can be surrounded by 3-4 supporters (Allies) as they set goals, determine a journey and begin to move their way out of poverty.