Programs & Projects
DELTA CIRCLES WIN
Women Increasing Net-worth (WIN) Savings Group
Delta Circles empowers women through a women’s savings group which was initiation approximately three years ago. We create a forum for women to strengthen their financial literacy and increase incomes by participating in our Women Increasing Net-worth (WIN) Savings Group. Participants collectively saved approximately $10,000 and increased their credit scores by an average of 89 points during the first year. Women who participate in Delta Circles programming have seen measurable success in saving money and achieving personal goals. Additional support is provided for women who are engaged in entrepreneurship to increase income for savings.
DELTA CIRCLES – YOUTH ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP PROJECT
The Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership project engages students in the community, to inspire an entrepreneurial perspective of their surroundings. The project utilizes The Ice House Entrepreneurial training—a program of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative designed to inspire and engage high school students in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset. The training also serves as a student leadership program. Delta Circles enhances the program participant’s experience by collaborating with multiple community partners including local entrepreneurs and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. The Innovation Hub, utilizes the Mobile Marketplace, “the Innovation Hub on wheels,” to deliver high-qualitySTEAM resources to the students in the Helena-West Helena area participating in the program.
FIRST GENERATION INVESTORS – YOUNG MEN INVESTMENT AND SAVINGS GROUP
Doing What’s Needed
Committed to breaking generational curse of living paycheck to paycheck, Delta Circles’ women participants wanted to equip their sons to become better financial leaders for their future families. First Generation Investors is comprised primarily of high school and college students who are encouraged to freely reflect on the premises for their personal finances’ decisions, while learning the fundamentals of money management such as saving, budgeting, credit usage, and debt management.
GETTING AHEAD CLASSES
Tackling the Issue
The execution of small group training that helps participants examine the poverty mindset and its impact on their lives. They are conducted in 8-12-week sessions by using the Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World curriculum by Phil Devol. Delta Circles programming is proven to help families confront the attitudes, behaviors, and belief systems that keep them in poverty and hinder their ability to obtain economic security.
CURRENT DEVELOPING PROJECTS
Making a Difference
Delta Circles – Women Entrepreneurial Leadership Project
SELF Made Makerspace (Savings and Entrepreneurial Leadership Forum)