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's 5th Annual Art of Transformation ends with screening of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"
Read more at opalockaart.com.
OLCDC wins $450,000 multi-year grant for THRIVE Campus
OLCDC has received a $450,000 multi-year creative placemaking grant from ArtPlace America to support the urban farm, pop-up marketplace, and commercial kitchen components of THRIVE Campus.
~~See OLCDC's Grant Project Page and Art America's announcement for more details.
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.
OLCDC & partner receive $3.65 million to create economic opportunities in North Miami-Dade
OLCDC and partner Tools for Change have received a $3.65 million grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. for their innovative proposal to create economic opportunity in Opa-locka and Liberty City through the North Miami-Dade CDFI. The CDFI is one of five awardees nationwide sharing in a $20 million investment from the bank's PRO Neighborhoods initiative that seeks local solutions to support distressed communities and accelerate economic recovery.
~~Read the Miami Herald article about the grant.
~~Read the Miami Times article.
~~Read the JPMorgan Chase Miami press release.
~~Read the JPMorgan Chase national press release.
OLCDC unveils new, expressive video: "Invest in the people. Invest in Opa-locka"
OLCDC publishes 2015 Annual Report
See highlights of some of OLCDC's key initiatives in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, housing and financial counseling, education, health, social services, arts and cultural development, family, community and civic engagement in the 2015 Annual Report.
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.