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Jan
26
Sat
2019
Immigration Legal Screening Clinic @ University of Miami Law School
Jan 26 all-day
Immigration Legal Screening Clinic @ University of Miami Law School | Miami | Florida | United States

Begins 9:00 AM. See attachment for more details.

Receive a free consultation to determine if you are eligible for any immigration relief and legal representation.

Obtenga una consulta gratis para determinar si es elegible para algún alivio migratorio y representación legal.

Resevwa konsiltasyon gratis pou ka kon nin avek ki jan de soulajman imigrasyon yo kapab repwezante ou.

Homebuyers Workshop – English @ Opa-locka Towncenter
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Homebuyers Workshop - English @ 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

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.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/2RAxFPQ

Jan
27
Sun
2019
Yoga & Writing Workshop @ The ARC
Jan 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Yoga & Writing Workshop @ The ARC | Opa-locka | Florida | United States

Do you like FREE wine during the day? Are you trying to write a book, blog, or poem? Do you have writer’s block? Or want a supportive writers’ group?

This workshop is designed for everyone, whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner, and for those interested in writing as a career or a pastime. During the workshop, you will find support, inspiration, and practical tools to gain greater authorship over your life, and to more fully and passionately inhabit your body, mind, and spirit.

Join us as we align our bodies + souls with healing meditation + yoga to restore the creative juices and get the words flowing! Just bring your journal/writing materials, and wear comfortable clothes!

18 years and up // No children allowed.

Feb
8
Fri
2019
Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping @ Opa-locka Towncenter
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping @ Opa-locka Towncenter | Opa-locka | Florida | United States

Get in touch with mother nature during this introductory course on the business of backyard beekeeping. This workshop will give you the foundational tactics and strategies on how to establish the business, become profitable in it and be able to deem it as another source of income.

After the informational session, join us as we take a tour of the Urban Garden where the bees are kept.

Feb
9
Sat
2019
Small Business Bazaar @ The ARC
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Small Business Bazaar @ The ARC | Opa-locka | Florida | United States

Join the OLCDC team as we partner with the Roots Collective Team in building black businesses in South Florida!

The Roots Marketplace provides opportunities for the black community to build, promote, and grow their brands in order to become financially self sufficient. This Marketplace is Miami’s 1st black orientated market and sits as the cornerstone of black and brown economic excellence.

Poppin The Lock @ The ARC
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Poppin The Lock @ The ARC | Opa-locka | Florida | United States

A bimonthly event like none other in Opa-locka! Poppin’ The Lock: A Hip Hop Cypher is a free bi-monthly live Hip-Hop show in the courtyard of The ARC that features amazing local freestyle artists taking the stage in improvised sessions, know as cyphers, where emcees, singers, beatboxers, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of pure skill. The Cypher is inspired by the early days of Hip Hop in which DJs and Emcees would often have to “pop the lock” on public spaces like parks and basketball courts in order to set up for what would become a community block party.

Poppin’ The Lock seeks to recreate this energy by bringing together South Florida’s very own Hip Hop talents that include Emcees, Breakdancers or Graffiti Artists to celebrate what makes Hip Hop such an influential part of our culture.

$200 grand prizes will be given to the winners of the MC-ing contests. Enter to win.

RSVP TODAY!! ITS FREEEEEEEE!!

Small Business Bazaar @ OLCDC
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Small Business Bazaar @ OLCDC | Opa-locka | Florida | United States

Join the OLCDC team as we partner with the Roots Collective Team in building black businesses in South Florida!

This marketplace provides opportunities for the black community to build, promote, and grow their brands in order to become financially self sufficient. This Marketplace is Miami’s 1st black orientated market and sits as the cornerstone of black and brown economic excellence.

Feb
12
Tue
2019
CLEAR Miami Overtown @ Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience. This is a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held starting on Tuesday, February 12th at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus. The class is free of charge; dinner, a youth class, and translation are all provided. Apply now at: www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

We strongly encourage Overtown residents to apply. Graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project.

 

Feb
19
Tue
2019
CLEAR Miami Overtown @ Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience. This is a free 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held starting on Tuesday, February 12th at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus. The class is free of charge; dinner, a youth class, and translation are all provided. Apply now at: www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

We strongly encourage Overtown residents to apply. Graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project.

 

Feb
22
Fri
2019
ELC Talks: Foods of the Great Migration @ Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade/Monroe
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
ELC Talks: Foods of the Great Migration @ Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade/Monroe | Coral Gables | Florida | United States

Foods of the Great Migration

The 2019 national Black History month theme is Black Migrations which emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities. As we honor Black Migrations we recognize the traditional foods that travelled with Black Americans.

According to ‘the Soul Food’ Scholar, Adrian Miller:
Soul food is a coined term that brilliantly captures the humanity and heroic efforts of African-Americans to overcome centuries of oppression and create a cuisine that deliciously melds the foods and cooking techniques of West Africa, Western Europe, and the Americas. The mention of the words soul food will always conjure up glorious stuff: delicious food that has sustained generations.

ELC Talks examines the rich history of ‘soul food’ in all it’s great glory: it’s reason for being, it’s evolution, its impacts, it’s gentrification and ultimately it’s rock solid place in the lives of so many African Americans.

MODERATOR

Samantha Bryant
Reporter, WPLG-TV, Local 10/ABC

PANELISTS

Dr. Marvin Dunn
Author, Historian and Professor Emeritus, Florida International University

Dr. Luther Brewster
Chief of Policy and College of Medicine Community Development,
Florida International University

“The Hungry Black Man”
aka Starex Smith
Co-Founder of Black Tech Week, Entrepreneur and
nationally known food blogger

Join Us. Join the conversation. Bring a Friend!
A traditional southern meal will be served.

For questions about accessibility or accommodation requests, please contact:

Zenia Garcia

zgarcia@elcmdm.org

305-646-7220 x2525

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and how we approach everything we do.

Leadership

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.

Innovation

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

Collaboration

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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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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