Community meeting with artist Walter Hood

OLCDC hosts successful 4th Annual Health and Resource Fair

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, OLCDC held its very successful 4th Annual Health Matters: Health and Resource Fair, welcoming about 300 participants. The day's highlights included a cooking demonstration by Short Chef, who made a salad in a swimming pool; a DJ and bounce house; free healthy snacks by Dipsa and FIU Neighborhood HELP Program; free CPR training; health screenings; an exercise class; a 2,000 pound produce giveaway; and an inspiring performance from the Soul Steppers over 50 dance troupe.

Plans are in the works for 2018's health fair. Join us!
OLCDC distributes free school supplies and shares info about free Internet service

On Monday, January 23rd, OLCDC gave away 7 pallets of schools supplies and provided information from AT&T about low-cost Internet options for people on SNAP.


OLCDC & partner present the Opa-locka Citizens Academy

On Saturday, November 18, 2016, OLCDC and the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust presented a free one-day workshop in downtown Opa-locka to help citizens learn the roles of government officials and strategies for advocating for issues or a campaign.


2016 Wertheim Conference returns to Opa-locka

On September 20, 2016, FIU presented the Wertheim Conference, "How to Become a Healthcare Professional" at Sherbondy Village, 215 N. Perviz Avenue, Opa-locka 33054. OLCDC partnered with FIU and hosted the Conference's THRIVE interactive session on community health at the ARC.


OLCDC & partners install exercise machines at Magnolia North Park

On September 1, 2016, OLCDC funders and partners participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for 5 new outdoor exercise machines installed at Magnolia North Park. Funders include the Miami Foundation, the Health Foundation, Greenfields Outdoor Exercise Equipment, and Baptist Health.


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