Hi, I am Kiara Renae Steele, the youngest of four children from Clanton, Alabama. Life wasn’t always easy, but God has brought me through many trials and tribulations. While attending Chilton County High School, I was blessed to receive a basketball scholarship from Faulkner University. During my time at Faulkner (which I am now a junior), I have been honored to be a member of the Faulkner University Women’s Basketball team, Student Government Association as Treasurer, and Campus Activity Board (CABO). Being involved in these organizations has helped me learn more about myself, my strengths, and my goals.
I remember right when I decided to pursue a career helping people: it was in my great-grandmother’s kitchen. Witnessing her offering assistance to people in the community made me feel proud and gave me the zeal to pursue a degree in criminal justice.
Currently, I have the privilege of being an intern for Hope House Montgomery. As Candace Cain has stated: “Our desire is to be highly relational with our neighbors. We will walk alongside children and youth in intentional ways. Our strategy is to walk together, talk together, play together, and pray together”. As I embark on this new chapter in my life, I ask God to provide guidance and wisdom.
My name is Frakila Wallace - my friends call me Kila. I am 20 years old, and I am from Eufaula, Alabama. I have 12 siblings, 4 brothers, and 8 sisters. I’m the 2nd (dad) and 3rd (mom) oldest. I enjoy being around my family and friends. Kiara and I are best friends.
I am a Christian, and my passion as being a part of the Hope House is to help the kids around the neighborhood grow their faith in God and help with their studies in school. I’m excited to be involved with the Hope House. Maybe I can learn and teach new things around the Highland Avenue neighborhood and meet new people. Currently, I’m a junior in college attending Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. I am studying Criminal Justice to be a Homicide Detective.