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OPA-LOCKA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION INC

Opa-locka, FL

Mission

OLCDC transforms under-resourced communities into vibrant, desirable, engaged neighborhoods by improving access to health, education, employment, art, safety and affordable housing.

Ruling Year

1983

President and CEO

Dr. Willie F Logan

Main Address

490 Opa-locka Boulevard Suite 20

Opa-locka, FL 33054 USA

Formerly Known As

Opa-locka Community Development Corporation, Inc.

Opa-locka Community Development Corporation, Inc.

Keywords

Community & Economic Development

EIN

59-2106635

 Number

1542496202

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Economic Development (S30)

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What we aim to solve

Opa-locka is a community of challenges and opportunities. According to the 2010 census, 30% of the families in Opa-locka live below the poverty level, and almost 50% of households with children are living in poverty. Unemployment hovers at 12%, more than double the figure nationally. Median household incomes within Opa-locka are estimated to be $22,214, which is in contrast to the $41,533 median household income for the Miami-Dade County area. Ninety-one percent of the students in the City of Opa-locka qualify for free/reduced lunch In 2015. Opa-locka had the highest rate of violent crime for any city in the United States. Educational attainment is low - less than 9% of the city’s population aged 25 or older has a Bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 26% of the County and 29% of the nation. OLCDC is working to address these issues through comprehensive, holistic services that are offered to the community.

Our programs

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Real Estate & Housing

Arts & Culture

Entrepreneurship

Family Services

Civic Engagement

Financial Empowerment

Innovative Enterprises

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our organization transforms communities and families. We connect minority small business owners with access to capital and technical assistance; help to make families financially empowered connected to homeownership; bring arts and culture to the North-Dade community; bring needed health services to the community; connect youth to afterschool and summer programs in coding, arts, music and dance; confront the food desert in Opa-locka by creating a farm with fresh produce and making it available to families; make families whole by connecting them to therapy, anger management, academic tutoring, emergency assistance funds, and emergency housing. We aim to bring needed services to the people of northwest Miami-Dade County.

Our strategies to make this happen include providing excellent services and valuable tools to the community in the areas of education, health, financial empowerment, entrepreneurship, arts and culture, family services, real estate and housing, and innovative enterprises. We provide afterschool and summer classes to middle and high school students in web, game and app design, robotics, and mathematics. We create solutions to some of the community’s most difficult issues, including combating the food desert in Opa-locka by building a farm and selling the produce at a low price to community members.

The OLCDC has a 38-year history of providing services to the community, and a staff the majority of whom come from this community. Many of our staff have terminal degrees, including J.D.s and PhDs, and others have master’s degrees in related fields. In addition to soliciting feedback from the community, we bring in national experts in community planning and placemaking.

We track our metrics in all of our programs. We compile both quantitative and qualitative data, and we use these finding to influence and inform our work. For example, we offered a certification course in game design to 300 middle and high school students, and 76% passed the certification exam. We discovered that the reason some didn’t pass was not that they didn’t know the material, but that they were not reading at grade level. We have since approached the Superintendent of Schools about this issue, and increased the amount of funding we have allocated to tutoring.

We have served approximately 4,000 constituents a year in 2018; of those, 40 purchased a new home through our one on one counseling and first time homeowners workshops; 887 were counseled on home ownership; 80 received financial empowerment workshops; 5 minority owned small businesses were loaned $115,000 in capital; 200 small business owners learned a new skill; 10,400 sq ft of farm was created in Opa-locka, with 200 volunteers participating and 35 pounds of produce harvested; 450 students were trained in app, game and website design; and 200 families received therapy, tutoring, emergency assistance, and other services to help make their families whole. Our next steps include opening a Tech Hire Center where hundreds of young people will get trained in tech, life skills, and soft skills, and will be placed in jobs. This will expand on the coding classes we offer to middle and high school students.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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