About the Awaken Class

Awaken is not a typical class. It is a small group of people who come together to explore life experiences, learn from each other, and make some choices about our personal role in creating our future. Through the course of 12-weeks, members are provided space to reflect on their past, assess their current situation, identify their strengths, and plan for a brighter future. Topics covered include financial well-being, managing stress, building healthy relationships, physical health, spiritual growth, and goal setting.

The Awaken Class is the first step in a program offered by Communities of Transformation, a nonprofit organization with locations in Alabama and Florida. Each location meets one night a week. Dinner and childcare are provided free of charge. To find a location near you, click here. 

Benefits of the Awaken Class

- A positive support system for yourself and your family

- Training on how to set clear goals for a better future story

- Opportunities to discover your strengths and build on them

- Tools to help you build a plan and a network of people to help you implement it

- Information on and connections to other programs that may help you reach your goals

- A group of friends who are also working towards positive change

- Free dinner and children’s program at each weekly meeting

- Fun, warmth, and hope.

Application Process

Each Awaken class is limited to 12 members. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, be open to exploring new perspectives, interested in finding solutions to obstacles in life, and be able to attend weekly meetings. In order to receive a certificate of completion, Awaken students must attend 10 of the 12 sessions.

Note: COT is not suitable for those in a crisis situation. Anyone experiencing active addiction, homelessness, or domestic abuse are encouraged to seek help from organizations better equipped to deal with these complex issues. Relative stability is needed to gain the most from the Awaken class.

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What happens after the Awaken Class?

COT offers a complete program to help Awaken Graduates continue to make progress on the goals they set for themselves during the class. After completing Awaken, weekly meetings and a group of supportive people are there to support Awaken Graduates and offer continued learning opportunities to help Awaken Graduates succeed.

Awaken Graduate Testimonials

"Here it's not about numbers, it's about faces. It has the family factor that pushes us to want to do better."

"If you're ready for a change, this is the place to be. It's a loving, caring, and safe environment to change."

"People from all walks of life coming together in love and unity."