Cafca Conference 2009

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  • Remove pie from circle, just a circle with words, relationships in red, background to be consist with previous green gradient, and title to be like OHT3. Remove two horizontal lines. Only the circle should appear in white. The remainder should have the gradient background. Remove – what it is like now off.
  • Refer to the mental model of poverty circle – do the same for this slide. AChievment in red
  • Module 8 – Self Assessment Regarding Resources Key Points: This mental model summarizes the hard work of doing a self assessment. It show us where our strengths are and which resources need to built up.
  • Cafca Conference 2009

    1. 1. <ul><li>Circles ™ </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Community Action Agency since 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Began as grass roots initiative in Waterbury </li></ul><ul><li>Has expanded in the Northwest corner of CT </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains mission of ending poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Learned about Circles from Move the Mountain </li></ul><ul><li>Saw clear link between MTM and NOI’s mission </li></ul><ul><li>Realized potential for Circles </li></ul><ul><li>Began planning process in 2006 </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>1000 communities learning together to reduce poverty by 2017 </li></ul><ul><li>Research on what works and barrier analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Media campaign on the 5000 Stories to change public opinion about poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Training Centers to teach others how </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy to change public policies </li></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>Circles Campaign in Waterbury, Meriden and Torrington </li></ul><ul><li>500 people out of poverty by 2017 </li></ul><ul><li>Change the mind set of the community in Waterbury, Meriden and Torrington regarding poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Become a Training Center </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in Advocacy at the State Level for Change </li></ul>
    5. 6. Intentionally building relationships across class and race lines and creating a community to end poverty
    6. 7. <ul><li>Social Capital—building a community of relationships across class and race lines </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>aha! Process—teaches the hidden rules of class so we can build social capital </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Framework for Understanding Poverty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridges Out of Poverty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting Ahead </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>From: </li></ul><ul><li>Some poverty is normal and tolerable. </li></ul><ul><li>To: </li></ul><ul><li>No poverty is tolerable or necessary. </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>From: </li></ul><ul><li>The full responsibility lies with the individual. </li></ul><ul><li>To: </li></ul><ul><li>The responsibility is shared with individual, community and government. </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>From: </li></ul><ul><li>Providing piecemeal assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>To: </li></ul><ul><li>Helping people completely out of poverty. </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>From: </li></ul><ul><li>We will deliver services to you on behalf of the community. </li></ul><ul><li>To: </li></ul><ul><li>We will help you build community around your family and neighborhood so you reach your dreams. </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Mental models for understanding poverty, middle class and wealth. </li></ul><ul><li>Hidden rules of class to improve relationships, resolve conflicts, and design effective approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Common language for building relationships across class and race lines. </li></ul>
    13. 14. Mental Model for Poverty
    14. 15. Mental Model for Middle Class
    15. 16. Mental Model for Wealth
    16. 17. Survival, relationships, entertainment Work, achievement Financial, political, social connections POVERTY MIDDLE CLASS WEALTH DRIVING FORCES
    17. 18. Present most important Decisions made for the moment based on feelings or survival Traditions and history most important Decisions made partially on basis of tradition/decorum Future most important Decisions made against future ramifications POVERTY MIDDLE CLASS WEALTH TIME
    18. 19. Believes in fate Cannot do much to mitigate chance Noblesse oblige Believes in choice Can change future with good choices now POVERTY MIDDLE CLASS WEALTH DESTINY
    19. 20. Casual register Language is about survival Formal register Language is about networking Formal register Language is about negotiation POVERTY MIDDLE CLASS WEALTH LANGUAGE
    20. 21. <ul><li>Guiding Coalition—community-based group of diverse leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Bridges Out of Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Circle with 2-5 allies for each family </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Big View meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Other self-sufficiency supports </li></ul>
    21. 23. <ul><li>20-week self-sufficiency planning process </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation for Circles </li></ul><ul><li>Community Assessment on Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving at the community level </li></ul>
    22. 27. <ul><li>Car Donations </li></ul><ul><li>Revolving Loans </li></ul><ul><li>Matched Savings Programs (IDAs) </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Job Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Brokering other community and basic needs resources </li></ul>
    23. 28. <ul><li>Earned income </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Support system (Social Capital) </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Health insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Stable environment </li></ul><ul><li>Higher resources </li></ul>
    24. 29. <ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul><ul><li>Mental </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>Social Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Language </li></ul><ul><li>Register </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of Hidden Rules </li></ul>
    25. 30. Financial Emotional Mental Spiritual Physical Support System Relationships Hidden Rules Integrity Motivation 5 4 3 2 1
    26. 31. <ul><li>Increased earned income </li></ul><ul><li>More education </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced welfare benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Better transportation, housing, and healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger support system </li></ul><ul><li>Better emotional health </li></ul>
    27. 32. <ul><li>Circles is community driven </li></ul><ul><li>Guiding Coalition leads the initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers needed to make meals, donate space, provide presentations, programs for the children </li></ul><ul><li>Allies come from the community </li></ul><ul><li>Financial resources needed </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders are referred by social service agencies </li></ul>
    28. 33. <ul><li>Finding people who are 9s and 10s </li></ul><ul><li>Explaining Circles </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown program </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-through </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping people engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up the momentum of volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Allies and Guiding Coalition members get busy </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing people together from differing backgrounds </li></ul>
    29. 34. <ul><li>ITS ALL </li></ul><ul><li>ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS! </li></ul>
    30. 38. <ul><li>Take what we have learned from Bridges and apply it to our initiative: </li></ul><ul><li>IT’S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS </li></ul><ul><li>Use what people in poverty know, the relationship matters over achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Following this model will lead us to achieving </li></ul>

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