(Salt Lake Tribune) Angelina Pena: Everyone wins when we lift families out of poverty

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If hard work were all that was necessary, we’d have almost no poverty.

(NEWS4UTAH – SALT LAKE CITY, UT) – Even though Utah one of the lowest poverty rates in the country, did you know that we are still talking about nearly 300,000 people? …

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… Together we can triumph over our trials. These are stories that deserve to be told. These are Utah Caring Stories. I’m Doug Jessop.

From CBS News: The Circles USA® Campaign is a transformational approach that partners volunteers and community leaders with families wanting to make the journey out of poverty. Operating in communities around the country, each Circles® initiative consists of families working to get out of poverty and several middle and upper income Allies who befriend them and lend support. The family is the Circle Leader, setting direction for activities.

News Articles:

Utah nonprofit finds ways to overcome barriers when escaping poverty
By Cara MacDonald, KSL.com | Posted – Jun 7th, 2019

Governing officials, people struggling with poverty meet to discuss the affordable housing crisis
By Cara MacDonald, KSL.com | Posted – May 24th, 2019

by James Jackson, III | May 23, 2019, Utah Business

Magazine Articles:

This article shares the heart warming story of Danika. When Danika was 21 years old, she nearly became a homeless single mother. After dropping out of college she was working at McDonald’s and couch-surfing. Eventually, she humbly returned with her infant to her mother’s home in Asheville, North Carolina. Danika’s efforts to improve her job-readiness skills led her to the local Circles initiative, which gave her the help and motivation to become self-sufficient.  Click here to read Danika’s full story in the CirclesUSA Philanthropy Magazine Winter, 2017.