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Apply now for OLCDC's 2017 Art + Tech free summer camps

For summer 2017, OLCDC and partners will offer a series of art and tech camps on the Thrive Campus in the Opa-locka Innovation District and at Carrie P. Meek/Westview K-8 Center, Carol City Middle School, Myrtle Grove K-8 Center, North County K-8 Center, North Dade Middle School, Miami Carol City Senior High School, Miami Central Senior High School, and William H. Turner Technical Arts High School.

View the 7 News Miami WSVN news story, and read the news articles about the Art+Tech camps in the South Florida Caribbean News and the Miami Times.


~To apply for the PageSlayers Creative Writing Camp for grades 4-5, visit pageslayers.com or call 305-349-3385.
~To apply for the THRIVE Music/Maker/Dance Camp for grades 6-8, visit opalockaart.com/TMMDcamp or call Aileen at 305-687-3545.
~To apply for a Tech Camp in game or web design, mobile apps, Web (YouTube) video production, robotics, animation, and more, with industry certification for high school students, visit fefonline.org/code or call 813-272-2772.

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OLCDC Annual Election applications due May 19, voting May 31

The Opa-locka Community Development Corp. (OLCDC) will hold its annual elections on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 490 Opa-locka Blvd, Suite 20, Opa-locka, FL 33054.

Individuals interested in serving on the OLCDC Board of Directors must submit their candidate application forms to OLCDC by Friday, May 19, 2017, at 5:00 pm.

The Membership Application Form to be eligible to vote must be submitted to OLCDC by Friday, May 19, 2017, at 5:00 pm.

The qualified candidate list and ballots will be available to the members and to the public on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Requirements for eligibility and qualification for membership and board candidacy is available at our OLCDC office. For more information, call 305-687-3545 ext. 222.



Vote for OLCDC's Public Space Challenge ideas

Vote for our Activating THRIVE Market idea by clicking the "LIKE THIS" button on this page.

Here's the idea: In Fall 2017, a vacant lot in the heart of downtown Opa-locka will be transformed and activated as the new THRIVE Market. With a central courtyard surrounded by retrofitted shipping containers housing a restaurant, fresh market and cafe sourcing locally grown fresh produce, and a commercial kitchen to incubate and train culinary entrepreneurs, THRIVE Market will create a much-needed public space in Opa-locka while focusing on issues of food, community, and entrepreneurship. To help launch the market, there will be a series of creative community pop-up events during OLCDC's annual Art of Transformation, which celebrates the revitalization of Opa-locka through the arts.


Please also "LIKE" our Safe Routes to Parks idea in collaboration with Miami Dade College North Campus by clicking here. The idea: A community recreational path for walking and biking linking Opa-locka, Amelia Earhart Park, and Miami Dade College North Campus, which highlights assets of Opa-locka.

Don't miss PAMM Inside|Out Opa-locka installations throughout downtown

This Spring, Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) kicks off its second year of Inside|Out, which brings high-quality reproductions of art from the Museum's permanent collection to the community. OLCDC hosts Inside|Out in Opa-locka.

See the location of each of the 19 works located in Opa-locka here.

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Homebuyer Education Workshop - English
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm

For more information and to register, click here.

Catalyst Miami, OLCDC & partners offer free leadership development program for Opa-locka @ The ARC


Tuesday, May 23, 2017
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Homebuyer Education Workshop - Spanish
Saturday, May 27, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm

For more information and to register, click here.

Toast to Art - Art Night @ The ARC

Come unwind at The ARC with a fun Friday paint session.

No painting experience is necessary.

Space is limited so reserve your canvas today! RSVP here.

For more information, please contact Ashley Cover at ashley@olcdc.org or by calling 305-687-3545 or 305-527-1227.

Friday, June 9, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Homebuyer Education Workshop - Spanish
Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm

For more information and to register, click here.

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