230 NE 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470

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About Us

WHO WE ARE

Circle Up is a non-profit corporation, working to help members of our community improve interpersonal relationships and communications, thereby resolving personal and societal conflict in an innovative, practical and effective manner.

OUR MISSION

We teach practical skills for creating connection, building community and transforming conflict.

OUR VISION

We envision communities where people are equipped to peacefully transform conflict.

OUR PROGRAMS

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) & EFFECTIVE
COMMUNICATION SEMINARS

“Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”

CASTL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning)

TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE & RESILIENCE TRAINING

“Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have a tremendous impact on future violence, victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. “

CDC website

CIRCLES

Circles are facilitated face-to-face meetings in a circle format. This format is adopted from Native American tradition and proven to build relationships and trust between diverse groups.

RESTORATIVE PRACTICES FACILITATION & TRAINING

Victim, offender and representatives of the wider community meet to share their experience of what happened, establish what harm was caused, and determine what the offender can do to repair the harm and how to make amends.

OUR LEADERSHIP

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REV. CINDY GRIMES
Co-Founder & Co-Director
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KARIN DEAN
Co-Founder & Co-Director
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NIRA COLYN
Co-Founder & Co-Director
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Circle Up Center for Practical Peacebuilding, Inc. is a Not For Profit organization with a 501c3 application pending.  While donations are currently not tax deductible, we invite you to participate in our mission with your generous donation.

UPCOMING EVENTS
S.E.L.F. Renewal Description
Cindy Grimes

Curriculum Creator

In this video Cindy Grimes discusses the curriculum she created entitled S.E.L.F. Renewal.