Collaboration, Fairness & Curiosity

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Circle Host Caroline Sayre shares her reflections on the experience of starting and hosting a BFC.    I found out about the Ben Franklin Circles in the April 8, 2018 issue of the New Yorker. The first paragraph of the article (“Ben Franklin Invented The Chat Room,”) caught my eye: ‘‘The rules that I drew… Read more »

Circle Spotlight: Sidnee Grubb from Portland, OR

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Name: Sidnee Lenora Grubb Hometown: Portland, OR Circle Start Date: October 2018   What do you do when you’re not running a Ben Franklin Circle and what prompted you to start one? I work at Microcosm Publishing, an independent adult non-fiction house as Operations Manager. I also do pet sitting on the side and write and… Read more »

Circle Spotlight: Ava & Carolina from New York, NY

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  Names: Ava and Carolina Hometown: New York, NY Circle Start Date: January 2019   What do you do when you’re not running a Ben Franklin Circle and what prompted you to start one? We are rising seniors at the Nightingale-Bamford School, an independent K-12 girls school in New York City. Carolina participates in basketball… Read more »

Free class helps you start your own Circle

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        Start your own Ben Franklin Circle 6 session online class   The flexibility and autonomy that BFC gives you as a Host doesn’t mean you have to figure it all out on your own or wait until your first meeting to feel a sense of community.   We are excited to… Read more »

Circle Spotlight: Amie Pilla from Berthoud, CO

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  Name: Amie Pilla Hometown: Berthoud, CO Circle Start Date: January, 2019   What do you do when you’re not running a Ben Franklin Circle and what prompted you to start one? By day (and sometimes by night) I run the public library here in Berthoud. When I’m not working, you can find me hiking… Read more »

Circle Spotlight: Heather Young from Pass Christian, MS

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Name: Heather Young Hometown: Pass Christian, MS Circle Start Date: October 29, 2018   What do you do when you’re not running a Ben Franklin Circle? The last five years have been all about transition and reinvention for me. My two children left the nest after homeschooling—more like “van schooling” around the country in a… Read more »