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Launch Malik’s Dream

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The Dream: For the past (almost) seven years I have devoted my life to creating a space where women can grow and flourish , and I want to spend the next year taking the studio to the next level – The Hip Circle Empowerment Center.  I need your contributions to make this dream a reality.

Mission: Through dance, fitness, and community we empower ALL women to believe they are strong, beautiful, and worthy of attention.

Vision: The Hip Circle Empowerment Center is a safe space for women of all ages, backgrounds, and economic status. It brings together women from across societal boundaries for shared experiences. Through dance and fitness, women are empowered to joyfully inhabit their bodies. Through personal and professional development, women are empowered to courageously accomplish their goals. Through involvement in the studio community, women are empowered to confidently make their voices heard.

Details: I have the expertise and experience to make this growth transition a reality, and the women and girls in our community NEED this center.  What I need are financial resources.  The first step in the process is to transition over into a nonprofit entity and apply for 501c3 status.  This will help us to deliver empowering services to many more women.  That’s where you come in – your contributions now will help me cover the legal costs to organize and file.  Anything above and beyond our current goal will go towards doing other behind-the-scenes work to make this transition happen.

How you can help: Your contribution is NOT tax deductible.  Right now, you’re putting your trust in me and my dream of transitioning the studio into the Hip Circle Empowerment Center.  Your funds will be used for legal and administrative costs to make this dream a reality.  I am not soliciting funds for the planned nonprofit services here.  We will let you know once the Hip Circle Empowerment Center can accept tax deductible donations. We will need them to function and will appreciate your support.  I will update everyone who contributes at every step of the process so you can see the work I’m doing to bring the Center to life.  My timeline is aggressive and I have every intention of being able to open our doors no later than June 1, 2018 (8 years to the day from when I first opened the doors of Hip Circle Studio).

Next Steps: I am in the process of gathering together a group of strong women to serve as our initial board of directors and am doing preliminary budgeting and planning alongside the work of keeping Hip Circle Studio open for business.  If you have experience, expertise, and interest in being more involved in what I’m creating please let me know – it will take many hands to make light of all the work involved.

Thank you for reading, contributing, or sharing (or all of the above) –

Malik Turley, Change Instigator


  • Becky Paulin-Liston
    • $25 
    • 7 yrs


Malik Turley
Evanston, IL

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