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  OLCDC Quick Facts:
 
Since 1980, the OLCDC has constructed over 1400 affordable apartment units in the following multifamily housing projects:
  Aswan Village
  Marbrisa
  Douglas Pointe
  Villa Esperanza
  Siesta Pointe
  Green Vista
  Park City
216 Units
368 Units
176 Units
192 Units
392 Units
  94 Units
180 Units
 


 



OLCDC seeks proposals for Public Art Mural @ 675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka

The OLCDC seeks bids from artists to create site–specific original artwork for the exterior treatment of the façade of our new arts residency and home to our OLCDC Creative staff, HIPPY USA staff, and Early Learning Coalition program located in the heart of Downtown Opa-locka at 675 Ali Baba Avenue.

Click here for more information.

OLCDC seeks Statements of Qualifications from General Contractors

The OLCDC seeks Statements of Qualifications from qualified General Contractors for new construction and rehabilitation of single family and multifamily housing.

Click here for more information.

1st Time Homebuyer Class (English)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
8:45am - 5:30pm

For more information and to register, click here.

Refer at-risk elementary students to the OLCDC's Keeping Our Promise program

Recognizing the importance of providing a comprehensive system of care to improve outcomes for children and support their families, the OLCDC and partners have developed Keeping Our Promise (KOP). KOP provides behavioral health, physical health, and education services to elementary school students displaying at-risk behaviors and attending schools in the Opa-locka area to positively affect their educational performance. The program focuses on building more supportive communities, improving coordination of services, and strengthening cohesive engagement among schools, families, agencies, and service providers.

Student referrals to KOP can be submitted by schools, local churches, law enforcement agencies, local child and family service providers, etc. To make a referral, complete and fax the Referral Form to (305) 919-4053.



OLCDC proudly supports 2014 Back to School Extravaganza!

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, OLCDC and partners joined The Hanan Academic Development Center and Community Builders to provide backpacks, school supplies, uniforms, and books to kids in the community. Information and resources were provided to empower children to begin the school year with confidence.

Residents of Magnolia North were provided free bus service to attend this event.

OLCDC and partners introduce Magnolia North kids to musical theatre at the Arsht

This summer, the OLCDC, the City of Opa-locka’s Parks and Recreation Department, and City Theatre took 64 children, mostly residents of the OLCDC's Magnolia North Apartments, to the Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts to experience “The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful (and Her Dog),” a musical play that teaches children about the solar system.

According to, Aileen Alon, the OLCDC's Arts & Creative Industry Manager, the trip to the Arsht in downtown Miami is part of an overall strategy "to integrate the arts into the organization’s revitalization strategies for the City – neighborhood development, economic development, public art, infrastructure, art education, bringing various opportunities to residents of Opa-locka through the arts.”

Read more about the outing in Miami Artzine.

OLCDC and partners offer third Summer Math & Robotics Camp @ North Dade Middle



From July 7 through August 1, the OLCDC and partners conducted a free Summer Camp for middle school students, combining exciting robotics with a fun focus on preparation for the mathematics sections of the FCAT.

Students attended daily classes in mathematics; enjoyed hands-on robotics activities; participated in weekly field trips; learned about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and talked with inspirational guest speakers.





OLCDC conducts annual Board of Directors’ election

OLCDC welcomes its 2014-2015 Board of Directors, elected Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

OLCDC wins a Surdna grant to support arts-based initiatives to revitalize Opa-locka

The OLCDC is one of a select group of nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive one of the Surdna Foundation's most competitive grants through the Thriving Cultures Program. The OLCDC will receive $450,000 over the next three years to support its growing arts and cultural initiatives to engage the community and align design projects with broader community goals.

The grant supports the planning and implementation of several arts-based revitalization projects that foster community engagement, improve neighborhoods by addressing housing, infrastructure and public  spaces, enhance economic and educational opportunities, and provide cultural programming. Projects are guided by the Opa-locka Public Art Master Plan which presents a vision of how art can be incorporated into the fabric of the city to enhance the lives of its residents and optimize its transformation.

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