Circles of Hope of Marion County will have a spring graduation April 24.
The evening will begin with a supper at 6 p.m. in the Marion Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Graduation certificates will be awarded in the sanctuary to five people who have completed the training that began about six months ago. The evening will conclude with a reception in the fellowship hall.
Circles of Hope’s mission is to inspire and equip communities to end poverty by building relationships across class, race, and cultural lines.
The program is designed to help both low-income families and middle-income volunteers better understand themselves and their communities. To date, about 20 volunteers have been trained as allies. Organizers expect that number to grow over 30 by mid-May.