Special to the
Opelika Observer

Circles of Opelika, part of the Envision Opelika Foundation, will host community meetings during January and February to promote their mission and recruit new members.
Circle Leaders are individuals that are interested in making a change in life leading to financial independence and stability. Following is the group’s coming meeting schedule:
Jan. 24 and Feb. 7 – 6-8 p.m. at the Southside Center for the Arts, which is located at 1103 Glenn St.
Circles of Opelika is the only program of its kind in the area and is modeled after a national program, Circles USA. Circles USA is based on years of research and in addition to working with individuals and families, it works to address systemic causes contributing to poverty.
Poverty is a concern of the entire community and it will take the entire community to address the concern, and together, can have a real impact on Opelika.
Circles of Opelika is a poverty reduction program whose mission is to inspire and equip families and communities to end poverty. Our goal is to employ long-term solutions vs. short-term fixes to lead to economic stability. This is accomplished through training and partnering with individuals that will serve as “allies” to assist them along the journey to economic stability.
The success of Circles is largely dependent on the support of the community. Individuals and families that need the service must take the necessary steps to say, “I want the assistance” and individuals that are able to provide the support of those in need must also be willing to say, “here am I.” Childcare and refreshments will be provided during the sessions.
For more information, contact Regina Meadows at 334-203-1860 or by sending email to rmeadows@myops.net.