Our Circles Palm Beach County program is getting help from Leadership Palm Beach County in finding new allies.

Leadership Palm Beach County’s Breakthroughs Summit picked Circles as one of their three projects to work on during a 100-day rapid response progress during the spring of 2020. Circles was selected as the first choice among Palm Beach County’s leaders who were deciding between five overall projects vying to be part of Breakthroughs Summit.

As part of the project, a group of Leadership Palm Beach County alumni and other people will work with Pathways To Prosperity to find 50-100 new allies for the Circles program.

“Finding allies for Circles is always a challenge for us and we’re grateful to Leadership Palm Beach County in working with us to find new people who will serve as allies to our Circles participants,” said Taquoya Scott-Woodson, Circles Coordinator.

Breakthroughs Summit is an initiative of Leadership Palm Beach County that brings together leaders from private, public and nonprofit sectors every year to understand and tackle three challenges facing the community during a 100-day rapid response process.

On October 22, more than 40 community leaders participated in Breakthrough Summit’s Think Tank event at Bethesda Hospital East in Boynton Beach, which is the first step in the summit’s process. These leaders heard from five project presenters related to issues of housing, poverty and behavioral health. Out of those, Circles was selected, along with a project to get more people counted for the 2020 Census and a project to create more mental health clubs in Palm Beach County schools.

The next step in the Breakthrough Summit’s process is that Circles and the other two projects will be presented at the main Breakthroughs Summit on February 7 and, after that, work will begin on the 100-day rapid response task forces in the spring.

“We’re excited to be a part of this process and getting Circles exposure to many new leaders across our community,” said Kemberly Bush, Executive Director of Pathways to Prosperity.