Historical Hurt Building

OLCDC & partners present META Art Exhibit #3: "Mother Goddess"

On Sunday, March 20, the 2016 META Series continued with "Mother Goddess," an exhibition created in honor of Women's History Month to celebrate the sacred feminine, as well as to stimulate a dialogue about intrinsic female spirituality regarding the ontology of being and the role women played in the development of human consciousness.

For more details, visit www.opalockaart.com.

OLCDC & partners to offer Summer STEM Camps for students in grade 6-12

During summer 2016, OLCDC and the Florida Education Fund will offer two CodeMasters Camps--a Robotics Camp for students in grades 6-8 and a Game Design Camp for students in 9th-12th.

Both Camps run from June 20-July 29 and aim to improve students' academic performance and expose them to computer programming and its link to a variety of STEM careers. Apply by May 27th!

~Download the Robotics Camp flyer and application.
~Download the Game Design Camp flyer and application.

OLCDC to hold annual elections June 15, 2016

OLCDC will hold its annual elections on Tuesday, June 15, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the OLCDC offices at 490 Opa-locka Blvd, Suite 20, Opa-locka, FL 33054.

  • The Membership Application Form to be eligible to vote in the elections must be submitted to the OLCDC offices by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 3, 2016.
  • Individuals interested in serving on the OLCDC Board of Directors must submit their Candidate Application Form the OLCDC offices by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 10, 2016.
  • The qualified candidates list and ballots will be available to the members and to the public on Friday, June 10, 2016.

Requirements for eligibility and qualification for membership and board candidacy are available at the OLCDC offices. For more information call 305-687-3545.

Homebuyer Education Workshop - Spanish
Saturday, June 11, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm

For more information and to register, click here.

Homebuyer Education Workshop - English
Saturday, June 25, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm

For more information and to register, click here.

OLCDC & partners host Rhythm & Arts Poetry Production (RAPP) spring showcase

The Rhythm & Arts Poetry Production (RAPP) is an OLCDC pilot poet-in-residency project with Shameka "Poetry" Thomas, North Dade Middle School "Expressive Art" students, and O,Miami.

This culminating showcase featured students' original poetry, spoken word, and literary works as exciting performance pieces for the general public during O,Miami's Annual Poetry Festival.

RAPP is part of O,Miami's Annual Poetry Festival, whose mission is for everyone in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem during the month of April (also National Poetry Month).

RAPP is also a feature of the April edition of META, OLCDC's monthly series to engage Opa-locka and greater South Florida by showcasing unique artists and cultural endeavors to build and support our creative community.

~ See Miami Herald coverage of the event.
~ See Miami Times coverage.

Recent articles highlight Opa-locka's art of transformation

Read BuzzFeed's "How Art And Culture Transformed The Most Dangerous City In South Florida" and The New Tropic's "What has art done to Miami?" featuring a discussion with OLCDC President and CEO Dr. Willie Logan.

OLCDC hosts 3rd Annual Health Matters: Health and Resource Fair

On Saturday, March 12, OLCDC presented the third annual Health Matters: Health and Resource Fair, which featured vendors offering health services and community resources; cooking demonstrations; food giveaways; fitness activities; and OLCDC's first 1-mile Walk for a Purpose to raise awareness about cancer.

Read more.

The Children's Trust highlights OLCDC's Keeping Our Promise Program

In its 2015 Annual Report, The Children's Trust showcases OLCDC's Keeping Our Promise Program, which served more than 300 children and adults last year, providing behavioral, health and education services through care coordination to students in Robert B. Ingram, Nathan B. Young, and Golden Glades Elementary Schools.

Read about Keeping Our Promise on pages 20-21 of The Trust's Annual Report.

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