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OLCDC to host 2nd Health Matters: Health & Resource Fair

Join OLCDC for an educational and interactive health and resource fair designed to provide activities and resources that benefit the whole family--seniors, parents, teens, and children--including free health screenings and examinations; health seminars and workshops; and food demonstrations.

Health Matters is free and open to the public. Residents of Opa-locka, Miami Gardens, and Hialeah are all encouraged to attend.

See video highlights of last year's successful inaugural event.

For more information, please contact Kareena Rozier at (305) 687-3545 ext. 242 or kareena@olcdc.org.

Potential Volunteers: Click here to register. Potential Sponsors: Download the sponsor form here.

2nd Annual Health Matters: Health and Resource Fair

Location:

Sherbondy Village Community Center
215 President Barack Obama (Perviz) Avenue
Opa-locka, FL 33054

Date and Time:
March 7, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm



OLCDC seeks an Education and Social Initiatives Coordinator

OLCDC seeks an Education and Social Initiatives Coordinator. Interested applicants should forward resumes to Karla Gottlieb, Director of Community Initiatives and Compliance, at karla@olcdc.org.

Read more.



Homebuyer Education Workshop
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:45am - 5:30pm

For more information and to register, click here.

OLCDC launches META, A Monthly Art Series at the ARC

On February 22nd, OLCDC kicked off its META Monthly Art Series at the ARC with the South Florida screening of "The Walking Drawings" video by celebrated black British artist Everton Wright, which premiered at the Royal Academy in London. The screening was followed by a talk/Q&A with Wright and a panel discussion on the state of the Black art landscape in Miami-Dade moderated by Miami/USVI-based curator Ludlow Bailey and featuring panelists Melissa Hunter Davis, Publisher, Sugar Cane Magazine; veteran artist Gene Tinnie, President of the Kuumba Artist Association; Graylyn Swilley, Vice President for Multicultural Tourism at GMVCB; and Gary L. Moore, Opa-locka artist-in-residence. For more on META, see the kickoff event press release.



OLCDC's ARCoponics Project wins one of four finalist slots in 2015 Shark Tank competition!

Thank you everyone for voting and helping OLCDC move into the finalist round as 1 of 4 organizations that will pitch projects to judges during the Philanthropy Miami Shark Tank. We are now one step closer to winning the $5,000 prize for our new ARCoponics Project!
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About the Project:

ARCoponics will create a sustainable aquaponics fresh food production system in downtown Opa-locka. A collaboration between OLCDC, Sweet Water Foundation, Frost Museum of Science, local schools, businesses and others, ARCoponics will build unique community synergy to

1) address Opa-locka's lack of affordable fresh foods by having fish and produce grown in and harvested by the community;

2) provide local economic and cross-discipline educational opportunities for residents and youth interns;

3) increase awareness about health, diet, and wellness; and

4) exemplify potential to transform Opa-locka's numerous empty buildings into functional, innovative spaces for community engagement and opportunity.



Miami Rise Loco 4 Opa-Locka Pub Crawl raises funds, support for OLCDC

On February 12th, The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce LeadershipMiami group Miami Rise organized a fundraiser--Loco 4 Opa-Locka Pub Crawl--on to benefit OLCDC. The pub crawl started at Segafredo Brickell then proceeded to Batch Gastropub, Blue Martini Brickell and ended the night at Blackbird Ordinary. Throughout the event, guests enjoyed food and beverages while networking and learning more about OLCDC's programs and how to support them.

~See photos from Miami Rise.
~See photos from Soul of Miami.



Knight Foundation's February 12 article highlights "Opa-locka and the art of renewal"

"The images of Opa-locka, a small, blue-collar city 10 miles north of downtown Miami, speak of hard times -- but also possibility. The Knight Arts Challenge is nurturing that potential..."

Read more of "Opa-locka and the art of renewal."



WPBT's February 3 "Art Loft" episode features OLCDC's "In Plain Sight" exhibition

OLCDC's "In Plain Sight" curator and contributing artists discuss their work and its place in community redevelopment...



WLRN's January 28 article highlights "Opa-Locka: A City Reenvisioned Through Art"

"...Much of [Opa-locka's] transformation involves collaborations with artists...and their ideas infused in affordable housing development, urban planning and landscaping..."

Read more of WLRN's "Opa-Locka: A City Reenvisioned Through Art."



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