Person County Sucess Initiative


The Success Initiative (formerly Circles) is a collaborative community effort to help elevate people out of poverty and prevent homelessness. It is designed to build lasting relationships across socioeconomic and cultural lines, encouraging all Roxboro and Person County residents to realize their full potential without prejudice or class distinction.


The mission of the program is to help provide the short and long term supports that enable families to move themselves into financial sustainability and provide long-term solutions to the problem of poverty. The concepts are bases on the research of Ruby Payne noted author and educator. The program works in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and Wheels for Hope.


Individuals and families will participate in a twelve week training program that cover budgets & finances, employment, barriers, partnerships with mentors, SMART goals, resources, and education. After completing the program, participants are matched with Mentors(community volunteers) for approximately 13 months. By bringing together resources and building social capital, families can transition out of poverty as they learn more about available community resources and meeting other community members.


Become A Volunteer


  • Provide a meal for the weekly training program.

  • Be a guest speaker with focus areas on financial literacy, counseling, job skills, and etc.

  • Assist with childcare and youth program at weekly meetings.

  • Become an Mentor for a family in the program.

  • Be an advocate for the program and its participants.

Anyone can sign up for the program regardless of age, sex, race, family size, religion, etc. The one criteria that we do require is that you are able to work or have supplemental income if you are on disability. A meal and childcare are provided at meetings.


To sign up for the next training program, please stop by the CHC or call the Center at 336-599-6070.




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