What We Support

Arts & Entertainment

The Arts Association of East Alabama provides a framework to support the arts in Opelika. The AAEA hosts a performance series at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts. For more information please visit http://www.eastalabamaarts.org

Downtown Development

In 2003 the owners of the Huckabee Building in downtown Opelika gifted the property to Envision Opelika Foundation. The property was renovated and currently is Side Track Coffee.

Education, Family, and Youth Development

Circles Opelika: Circles Opelika is a Poverty Reduction Program designed to “inspire and equip families to resolve poverty and thrive” in the Opelika area. It affiliates with Circles USA national organization. For more information please visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Circles-of-Opelika-285051905547484/.

Front Porch Initiative: The Front Porch Initiative’s goal is to build and enlarge a community of hope for all Opelikans.  Its mission is to encourage, engage, and empower Opelikans to have transformational experiences that lead toward action.  FPI focuses primarily on three issues: employment, youth development, and racial reconciliation. Pastor Skip and Andrea Long may be reached at 804-334-7923 or pastorskiplong@gmail.com.

Opelika Character Council: The Character Council is a team of concerned citizens with a commitment to promoting monthly character traits throughout schools and the city. Please visit the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/OpelikaCharacterCouncil/.

If you’re looking for the Character Council’s material for families and teachers, please visit https://envisionopelika.org/character-council/.https://envisionopelika.org/character-council/

Opelika First Class Pre-K Academy: Envision Opelika launched its pre-k academy in 2019 to serve four-year-olds in our community. https://www.facebook.com/opelikafirstclassprekacademy/

worthy2: Advocates for those who have been exploited through sex trafficking or commercial sex so they may reclaim their dignity and self-worth. Our team compassionately guides survivors as they discover freedom from exploitation.

O Grows

OGrows installs gardens and conducts programs in service of locally identified needs, with a focus on school reform, hunger relief and city beautification. For more information please visit the website: ogrows.org, or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/opelikagrows/

Recreation, Health, Wellness, and Green Space

Bison Unity Stampede 5K: A unique run with a great mission: To strengthen relationships among citizens of all cultures in our community. Southern Union State Community College and Envision Opelika joined forces to bring you the best 5K around! Please visit the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Unity-Stampede-5K-352293751619227/

Creekline Trails of Opelika: A proposed system of recreational walking paths along Opelika’s scenic streams. Please visit its website at: http://creeklineopelika.org or its Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CreeklineOpelika/

Southside Center for the Arts

Southside Center for the Arts is the home of the offices of the Arts Association of East Alabama, Envision Opelika Foundation, and the Community Foundation of East Alabama. Designed and used as a school building from 1929-1999, now this historic structure is alive with the sights and sounds of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, lectures, arts education activities, and community engagement events. Check them out at  http://www.eastalabamaarts.org/south-side-center-for-the-arts