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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.



Homebuyer Education Workshop - Spanish
Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm

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Homebuyer Education Workshop - English
Saturday, May 21, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm

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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.

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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.

OLCDC & partners present 2016 META Art Series Exhibit #2: "AfroCool"

On Sunday, February 21, the 2016 META Series continued with "AfroCool: The rise of Black Atlantic Art in South Florida," a multi-media show featuring work from Gene Tinnie, Moal, Dudley Alexis, Duwane Coates, Saddi Khali, Rodrigo Richardson, Mokhai, Charles Humes, Jackson Shuri, Onajide, and Chris Carter.

For more details, visit www.opalockaart.com.

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OLCDC named Philanthropy Miami Sharktank semi-finalist!

OLCDC has been selected as a semi-finalist for Philanthropy Miami's Sharktank competition for our pilot poet-in-residence program, Rhythm + Arts Poetry Production (RAPP), which will connect local poets with Opa-locka youth!

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