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Reich to Direct Circles Indiana

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Reich served as director of youth services at Goodwill of Central Indiana from 2010-2011 after serving as the director of Student & Family Services for Indianapolis Metropolitan High School and as a site director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis.  He has served on several non-profit boards including Dads, Inc, Building Tomorrow’s Social Investment Council, and Three Days Project, Inc.

A native of Evansville, Ind., Reich has a bachelor’s degree in social work and a graduate certificate in non-profit management from Indiana University.

The Circles® National Development Center, recently established in Indianapolis, is working with community organizations, including the Indianapolis hospitals, churches, United Way and schools, to implement and offer training programs focused on empowering people who strive to get out of poverty.  

Families living in poverty who are highly motivated to improve their situations go through in-depth training and are matched with trained middle or upper class “Allies” who become intentional friends and accountability partners to help them move toward their goals. 

A two-year, $500,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Health has seeded the center in Indianapolis, which also has received additional funds from private sources to reach an initial investment of $800,000.  The center is expected to generate $23.5 million in new Circles program funds over the next seven years and reach more than 4,000 families.