Become a Circle Ally

What is a Circle Ally?

A Circle Ally is a volunteer who believes Circle Leaders can change their lives and achieve their goals. Circle Allies make a commitment to encourage Circle Leaders.

The best Allies are:

  • Positive
  • Patient
  • Good Listeners
  • Willing to learn about the struggles facing low-income families

Circle Allies get matched with a Circle Leader, then meet weekly for a year as part of their Circle. Allies listen, encourage, respond, and offer guidance as needed while their Circle Leader works toward his or her goals.

All weekly meetings include a meal and childcare.  If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Mandy at (616) 589-6612 or

To get a more in depth explanation about Circles, please visit the Circles USA webpage.