Executive Summary

The Omega Community Development Corporation has continued to maintain a strong presence throughout the City of Dayton in the program year. Focused on the following three pillars to strengthen the Northwest Dayton Community: Family Development, Youth Development, and Economic Development; the Omega CDC has experienced good success.

This summer, we operated a Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School. In this report we share the good news about our impact in building and reinforcing strong summer readers prepared to achieve greater success when they returned to their schools! We are indebted to the sponsorships of United Way of Greater Dayton and the John Moore Society that enabled us to serve over 90 scholars, grades K-6.

As a part of our commitment to promote economic development in northwest Dayton, the Omega CDC has partnered with Miller-Valentine Group Affordable Housing as co-developer for the construction of a $13 million, 81-unit senior housing complex. This facility will provide stable, affordable housing and services for approximately 100 residents age 55 and older. This senior housing development complements our ongoing plan to build a $10 million Hope Center for Families, another effort to implement an evidence-based, two generational model for the reduction of poverty. The successful completion of these two projects will result in a $23 million investment to northwest Dayton by 2021!

We want to thank everyone who had a hand in helping the Omega CDC fulfill its mission: The City of Dayton, United Way of Greater Dayton, Dayton Public Schools, Montgomery County and the members and leaders of the Omega Baptist Church.

Vanessa Oliver Ward
President, Omega CDC