Turning the Tide on Poverty Community Circles Guide

Contact:  Rachel Welborn, rachel.welborn@msstate.edu

Description:  This discussion guide was produced by the Southern Rural Development Center in partnership with Everyday Democracy, The Kettering Foundation, and the Farm Foundation to help local communities talk about community revitalization. The guide is meant to be used by small, diverse groups of people (community circles) that meet five times to talk about ways to alleviate poverty. The guide has five community circle session outlines and is intended to move groups of interested citizens from talk to action. Community circles and the guide can provide a framework for discussions that will lead to concerns around racial divide in a more organic way.  Conversations on race relations are interwoven into the topic of poverty.

URL:

http://www.srdc.msstate.edu/tide/

http://www.srdc.msstate.edu/tide/files/tide_study_circles_guide.pdf

See also Journal of the Community Development Society, Special Issue:  Turning the Tide on Poverty in this resource listing.