OLCDC chosen as finalist for the 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami!
From over 1,150 art ideas submitted by members of the South Florida community, OLCDC's idea to celebrate the art of the African diaspora by producing a multidisciplinary juried arts festival to coincide with the OLCDC's major public art installation in Magnolia North was chosen as 1 of 57 finalists for the 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami!
Congratulations to OLCDC CEO Willie Logan on earning his PhD!
The OLCDC Board and staff congratulate OLCDC founder, President & CEO Willie Logan for earning his Ph.D. from the School of Business at Southern New Hampshire University on May 12, 2012. Dr. Logan continues to inspire us all to reach new heights.
OLCDC hosts Community Gateways Artist Presentations for Magnolia North, May 10
On Thursday, May 10, 2012, artists-finalists presented their proposals for OLCDC's transformative public art project to enhance the Magnolia North neighborhood (formerly the Triangle)! Stay tuned for the announcement of the winning proposal(s) in the coming weeks.
OLCDC co-hosts “Color Me Healthy” Health & Resources Fair, April 21
On Saturday, April 21, 2012, OLCDC and partners Weed & Seed, FIU College of Medicine, City of Opa-locka, and War on Poverty hosted the "Color Me Healthy" Health & Resources Fair at Sherbondy Park, a community wide collaboration to make a difference in the quality of life for Opa-locka residents and visitors.
OLCDC hosts Nile Gardens Fourth Task Force and Sixth Residents' Meetings, March 29
On Thursday, March 29th, 2012, the OLCDC hosted the 4th meeting of the Task Force established under OLCDC's recently awarded Choice Neighborhood Initiative Challenge Grant to help develop the Transformation Plan for Nile Gardens followed by the 6th Residents' Meeting, where participants learned more about the Choice Neighborhood Program and discussed the Transformation Plan.
Click here to read more about the Choice Neighborhood grant and program, view the event calendar, and see minutes and pictures from meetings.
OLCDC guides low income residents on supermarket tours, March 2012
To help families learn how to make healthy food choices on a limited budget, the OLCDC recently partnered with the UFIFAS/ Miami-Dade County Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program to facilitate three Shopping Matters™ grocery store tours during the month of March 2012. To learn more about the program, contact the OLCDC's Food Equity Coordinator Naomi L. Ross at 305-687-3545 Ext. 221.
Photos from the Three Tours! - Click thumbnails to view larger images.
OLCDC convenes Nile Gardens Third Task Force and Fifth Residents' Meetings, March 14
On Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, the OLCDC held the 3rd meeting of the Task Force established under OLCDC's recently awarded Choice Neighborhood Initiative Challenge Grant to help develop the Transformation Plan for Nile Gardens followed by the 5th Residents' Meeting, where participants learned more about the Choice Neighborhood Program and discussed the Transformation Plan.
Click here to read more about the Choice Neighborhood grant and program, view the event calendar, and see minutes and pictures from earlier meetings.
In the News: OLCDC Hosts Magnolia North Artist Orientation, March 2
On March 2, 2012, OLCDC and Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places* hosted an artist orientation meeting to offer invited artists a comprehensive overview of the future vision of the Magnolia North neighborhood. The orientation included a guided site tour; lunch with residents, community leaders and students; and a question and answer session on the vision for public art, proposal requirements, project schedules, etc.
~Click here to read CBS Miami's coverage of the orientation.
As part of the orientation, the OLCDC hosted a reception in honor of the artists, which provided an excellent opportunity for artists, OLCDC staff, and community leaders to speak one-on-one!
Orientation, Luncheon and Reception Photos! - Click thumbnails to view larger images.
*About Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places:
Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places is a program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and is responsible for the commission and purchase of artworks by contemporary artists in all media. For more information about the Art in Public Places Program and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, please visit www.miamidade.gov/publicart and www.miamidadearts.org.
OLCDC hosts fourth Nile Gardens Residents' Meeting, March 1
On Thursday, March 1st, 2012, OLCDC invited residents to come learn more about the Choice Neighborhood Program and discuss ways they can help the OLCDC develop the plan to transform The Gardens Apartments and the greater Nile Gardens community.
Click here to read more about the program, view the event calendar, and see pictures from the four residents' meetings.