Circles of Opelika looking for program mentors

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Circles of Opelika now has three training sessions successfully completed.
With the program underway and the level of success they have experienced, the organization has an immediate need for “allies” or “mentors.”
Allies are middle to upper class individuals that are willing and able to commit to creating an “intentional friendship” with a family or individual in poverty that lives, works or worships in Opelika. There are no monetary obligations to participating in Circles, only a commitment of time! Allies are required to participate in two training sessions and after being matched with a circle leader and they are expected to attend the weekly Tuesday night meetings.
On June 21, Circles of Opelika will host their first lunch and learn at the Southside Center for the Arts to hear more about how the organization works. To RSVP, contact Director Regina Meadows by calling 334-203-1860 or email at rmeadows@myops.net. The venue is located at 1103 Glenn St.
About Circles of Opelika
Circles Opelika is the only program of its kind in the area and is modeled after the 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 it.

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