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Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This dance class is for women and femmes only.

Youth Financial Empowerment @ Opa-locka Train Station
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Youth Financial Empowerment @ Opa-locka Train Station | Opa-locka | Florida | United States

We aim to help educate youth – particularly youth of color, and those in low to moderate income communities – about financial literacy. Content for the Youth Financial Empowerment Program includes, but is not limited to the following topics:

-Goal Setting
-Money Management
-Financial Products & Services
-Financial Aid & Scholarships
-Avoiding Student Debt

During counseling, youth participants will receive a comprehensive work plan which includes a budget, spending plan, credit counseling, and additional resources that may be available for low-to-moderate income families.

180Project.org and #Impact Issues And Advocacy Forum @ Hamlet at Walden Pond Apts
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Day of Information Education and Inspiration To Educate Hamlet At Walden Pond APTS Residents on Healthcare Poverty Immigration Affordable Housing and Public Safety Healthy Living Climate Change

Homebuyers Education Workshop @ Opa-locka Towncenter
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Homebuyers Education Workshop @ Opa-locka Towncenter | Opa-locka | Florida | United States

OLCDC’s homebuyer education workshops are designed to guide first-time homebuyers step by step through the home buying process. Workshops are FREE, but reservations are required. One-on-one counseling with an OLCDC certified Housing Counselor is also available.

During each 8-hour homebuyer education workshop, attendees will hear presentations from industry professionals—lenders, realtors, home inspectors, closing agents, attorneys, etc.—on the following topics:

Preparing for Homeownership
Shopping for a Home
Applying for Available Grant Funds
Obtaining a Mortgage
Closing on Your Home
Homeowners Insurance
Home Inspection
Importance of Fair Housing, Predatory Lending
Credit/Budgeting/Identity Theft

Participants are encouraged to come to the workshop prepared to ask the facilitator and presenters questions throughout the day. At the end of the workshop, participants will receive contact information for the OLCDC housing counseling staff and the workshop presenters and may contact these professionals if they have questions regarding their home buying process.

Upon completion of the entire 8-hour workshop, participants will receive a certificate stating they have completed the 8-Hour Homebuyer Education Course. This certificate is required by developers and subsidy programs. Please bring a valid photo I.D., proof of income (i.e., 2011 W-2, 2 pay stubs, benefits letter) and a copy of your pre-qualification letter if you have received one. These documents are required to receive your certificate.

Shape Up Opa-locka Health Fair @ Opa-locka ARC
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Shape Up Opa-locka Health Fair @ Opa-locka ARC | Opa-locka | Florida | United States

Get EXCITED! We’re hosting our 5th Annual Health and Resource Fair with support from and in partnership with local organizations. We’re promoting healthier lifestyles, improvement of access to healthcare providers, and connecting residents to community resources.

We’re also providing free health screenings and examinations; interactive health workshops; and a tour of our Thrive Campus Urban Garden followed by delicious healthy food preparation demonstrations and tastings. Financial education, housing education, and career planning workshops will be offered while you’re here, so take advantage!

We’re also promoting living an ACTIVE lifestyle, so come have fun at our large live obstacle course, Hip Hop Yoga, hooper size hooping, various dance workouts and human hamster games.

Bring the whole family out for a day of fun – seniors, parents, teens, and children. We are excited about this opportunity to engage the community and bring resources to the families of Opa-locka.

Miss TransforME Ayiti Pageant @ Fabiola's Venue
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Miss TransforME Ayiti Pageant @ Fabiola's Venue | Fort Lauderdale | Florida | United States

TransforME Ayiti, Inc. is pleased to announce its first inaugural Miss TransforME Ayiti Pageant. This event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Fabiola’s Venue in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The mission of the Miss TransforME Ayiti Pageant is to “celebrate young Haitian- American women while promoting culture, entrepreneurship and community service.”

As a 501(c) (3), not for-profit organization, we collaborate with other organizations, businesses and stakeholders to offer workshops and outreach services in Haiti and South Florida communities. Now in existence for over two years, TransforME Ayiti continues to strive to expand it’s programming and enrich the lives of Haitian girls locally and abroad. We have raised funds and collected school supplies for our annual Back to School Drive in Leogane, Haiti. Furthermore, we have traveled to Haiti on several occasions to speak to nursing students at HELP Hospital and School of Nursing and distribute medical supplies, personal hygiene items, and learning materials.

It is our mission to continue to equip the next generation of Haitian-American women through faith, education, cultural awareness, economic development and entrepreneurship. This an opportunity for a young lady to win a $500 Scholarship, waived fee ($97) for YOUnique Academy Launch Your Non-Profit Boot-camp and all expense paid trip to Haiti for our 3rd Annual Back to School Drive Trip.
Please join us during this siganture fundraising event and let the best contestant win.

Best success,
TransforME Ayiti Team

our core values represent what we believe in,
and how we approach everything we do.


We lead by example. We aim high and follow a shared vision with defined needs and priorities. We believe leaders are humble, accountable, inspirational, passionate, ethical, and credible.


We adapt to change while identifying and maximizing resources. We are flexible, reflective, and inclusive. We act purposely and creatively to achieve results.


We work together. We believe that we are successful when internal and external silos are shattered. We share resources and acknowledge and appreciate the assets in others.

Self empowerment

We value one another by growing, realizing, and recognizing the power within ourselves. We seek knowledge, opportunity, and discovery.


We value the intrinsic worth of humanity. We value others by being actively empathetic: giving support, offering time, being flexible, and showing respect.


In the last year, the Prosperity team helped 5,443 clients access imperative financial and health services. We helped families move toward comprehensive household wellness by offering non-predatory financial products, financial coaching, free tax preparation, benefits enrollment, healthcare access, and more.


In the last year, we enrolled 268 participants in our two-generation leadership development programs. Participants learned about effective leadership, policy advocacy, project design, and how to affect social change in their communities. They represented several neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County.


In the last year, we convened over 700 residents through our summits and gatherings. We advocated for local, state, and national anti-poverty policies through direct actions, communications efforts and community convenings. Our multi-stakeholder partnerships enabled us to develop several reports and tools that facilitated the engagement of residents and organizations in policy advocacy. We weaved networks that increased collaboration and strengthened the social justice movement in South Florida.

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