OLCDC wins 2015 Community Grant for Magnolia North Park!
OLCDC received a $20,000.00 grant from the Miami Foundation to increase fitness and health for Opa-locka residents. The grant will enable OLCDC to install outdoor fitness machines at Magnolia North Community Park, which was built by OLCDC and community volunteers in 2014 and to hire trainers who will come twice weekly to work with residents at the park.
OLCDC hosts end-of-year Keeping Our Promise celebration
On Thursday, June 4, 2015, OLCDC hosted an end-of-year celebration to honor the participants and partners of the Keeping Our Promise program, OLCDC's initiative funded by the Children's Trust that provides tutoring, care coordination, legal and other services for youth struggling with attendance or behavior issues at three local elementary schools.
OLCDC awarded certificates to high-performing parents and students; to our partners, the Institute for Child and Family Health and FIU's Green Family Foundation Neighborhood HELP Program; and to participating schools. In addition to awards, OLCDC gave backpacks to students, served dinner, and raffled various prizes.
OLCDC hosts Healthy and Active Lifestyle for All Forum
On, Saturday, May 30, OLCDC and partners hosted the free Healthy and Active Lifestyle for All Forum @ the ARC, including workshop sessions, prize giveaways and refreshments.
OLCDC hosts Early Learning Coalition meeting @ The ARC
On Thursday, May 28, OLCDC hosted an Early Learning Coalition meeting @ the ARC, where the group discussed early learning issues facing the greater Opa-locka area.
OLCDC works to repair Bunche Park homes on National Rebuilding Day
On Saturday, April 25, at Bunche Park in Miami Gardens, OLCDC participated in the 14th Annual Comcast Cares Day held in conjunction with
Rebuilding Together Miami's annual National Rebuilding Day. OLCDC and other sponsors volunteered to help contractors provide critical home repairs at no cost for fifteen families in the Miami Gardens neighborhood. Repairs included tenting, soffit and fascia repairs, new roofs, ADA bathroom modifications, kitchen repairs, flooring, painting and landscaping. Volunteers helped paint and landscape the renovated homes.