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OLCDC seeks a Director of Community Initiatives and Compliance

OLCDC seeks a Director of Community Initiatives and Compliance. To apply, contact gisella@olcdc.org or call (201) 207-7014.

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OLCDC seeks volunteers for Magnolia North Park Beautification Day

Come out to help OLCDC, The Alliance for Community Trees, Boise Paper and other partners build phase two of the new Magnolia North Community Park through Boise Project UP.

On October 11, our partners and volunteers will help install picnic tables and a butterfly garden, as well as new garbage cans and bike racks designed by local youth with assistance from the University of Miami Department of Art.

They also will plant over 120 trees and shrubs, featuring plants native to South Florida. Read more about Boise Project UP .

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2132 Ali Baba Avenue
Opa-locka, FL 33054

Date & Time:
October 11, 2014
8:30am - 12:30pm

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1st Time Homebuyer Class (English)
Saturday, October 25, 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.

NEA features OLCDC's community gateways project on new Exploring Our Town web site

In 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded OLCDC an Our Town grant and has since selected the organization as one of 66 national case studies profiled on its online resource for creative placemaking. Read the OLCDC case study on NEA's new Exploring Our Town site.


OLCDC & partners win APA Florida Award of Excellence

On September 4, 2014, the OLCDC and the City of Opa-locka with the support of the South Florida Regional Planning Council were presented with an American Planning Association Florida Award of Excellence in the Grassroots Initiatives category for their "From Pop-Up to Permanency" initiative.

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.

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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 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.

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