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Study Circles

What Happens?

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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

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Facilitators attend a day of training

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

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

Benefit to community:

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

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

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More people involved involved from all parts of the community

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Many practical ideas to help reduce poverty

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At least one idea becomes a plan and action

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Connection of facilitators to other communities

To move to LeadershipPlenty

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Minimum number of Study Circles facilitators trained

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

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

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3 LeadershipPlenty trainers recruited

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LeadershipPlenty participant recruitment plan

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Community members track progress on poverty outcomes on blog

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