Economic Opportunity

 Economic Opportunity Logo Many variables impact a family's economic opportunities, including access to stable housing, job training, employment, financial literacy, and healthcare.  

"I learned that the field of social work is not just about helping clients or working with them one-on-one.  There are often little tedious projects to make the job faster and more efficient that need to be done.  I will use this knowledge to improve my career or education in that I will be more aware of the expectations of the job I may be going in to."
                          - Loras College Iowa Campus Compact AmeriCorps Member
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The Circles Initiative supports individuals and families in moving to self-sufficiency through education, empowerment, and employment.  The Circles Initiative needs volunteer community members interested in supporting other community members who are making the journey out of poverty. 

 Project Concern  supports individuals and families in locating stable housing.

 Operation New View supports individuals and families in building financial resources.

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program meets core needs for our senior population.  Volunteer drivers deliver hot, nutritious meals to area homebound seniors who live in the city of Dubuque through the Mobile Meals program.  Volunteers also provide safe and personalized transportation for seniors who are no longer able or interested in driving DuRide.