News and Events

The Hope Center for Families Project Win State Funds

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a two-year capital budget plan on March 30th. The $2.6 billion budget included money for major local projects including the downtown Arcade, Dayton Art Institute, Boonshoft Museum and the new Funk Museum. The Hope Center for Families project is also budgeted to receive $725,000. 

Read the full article at https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local-govt–politics/art-institute-arcade-funk-museum-boonshoft-projects-win-state-funds/jtLtfmkWAtwhqlyFdGSpIK/

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Mentor and Mentee of the Day- Restorative Passage

Omega CDC’s Restorative Passage Program recognized Johmycol Scott- Moreland- Sinclair Community College African American Male Initiative as the mentor and Tyler Smith- 6th grader Dayton Boys Prep Academy as the mentee of the day. 

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We Learned Table Manners

Thanks to Michelle Henderson, the founder of Know Your Worth, and Ari Smith, the Scholars of Hope young ladies were able to learn proper table manners in the month of March. To culminate their learning experience, Michelle and Ari prepared a special dining experience for the girls on Friday. This included making personalize place-mats, learning how to set a table, proper posture at the table, etc.

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Family Game Night !

The Scholars of HOPE After School Program’s Family Game Night held on March 28th at the Fairview PreK-6 Schol @ Fairview Commons was a great success. The scholars and their families had the opportunity to have fun, and strengthen  and build new relationships.

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18th Annual Brother Raymond Fitz Award 2018

Congratulations, Rev. Vanessa Ward!!! This is a recognition that is well deserved for your dedication to the Northwest Dayton Community….

Recipients
Reverend Vanessa Oliver Ward – Omega Baptist Church and
Reverend Sherry Gale – Grace United Methodist Church

This award is presented to someone who exemplifies Brother Ray’s dedication to the cause of nurturing and protecting children and families by his/her day-in and day-out efforts in the Montgomery County community.

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Another Field Trip to 4 Paws for Ability 
On March 7th, our scholars did a great job reading to the puppies preparing to be service dogs!!! They learned what service dogs do, the different breeds at the facility, and the different disabilities that many in our world live with.

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State budgets $725,000 for The Hope Center for Families

“Millions are budgeted for Dayton-area capital spending projects in the newest state capital spending budget,” including $725,000 for The Hope Center for Families (Thomas Gnau).
Read the full article
https://www.daytondailynews.com/business/state-budgets-million-for-arcade-millions-more-for-area-projects/jIj8mEJ0ff7OfGTTIQMMnK/

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A Session on Oral Hygiene
THANK YOU Michelle Henderson and Ari Smith for educating our young scholars on oral hygiene.

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Are you Unemployed or Underemployed?

If you are unemployed or underemployed, join our Ready to Work program to learn the necessary skills to become & remain employed. Sessions will begin soon at the following locations.

Tuesdays: February 13, Time 2:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Fairview Elementary School
2314 Elsmere Ave., 45406

OR

Wednesdays: February 14, Time: 8:15 am – 11:15 am
United Rehabilitation Services
4710 Troy Pike, 45424

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After School Program Scholars are Learning to Play the Violin

The Omega CDC Scholars of H.O.P.E. After School Program is extremely honored and happy to announce a new enrichment. Our 3rd grade scholars will be learning to play the violin with Mrs. Lois Ramey, Stivers School for the Arts Instrumental Chair! Each of them will learn by using a borrowed instrument. Our goal is to eventually bless them with a violin that they can take home. Our scholars need and deserve quality after school programming!

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Dayton Nonprofit Seeks Funding for $9M Poverty Reduction Center 
by John Bush, Staff Reporter, Dayton Business Journal

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Scholars of H.O.P.E. Holiday Celebration

On December 15th, The Scholars of Hope program scholars celebrated the completion of their very first semester of programming!!! The program brings exciting added learning activities, arts, sports or recreation, and youth development activities for students attending Fairview PreK-6 grade @ Fairview Commons. Enjoy some of the special moments of the first semester of the program.

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Ready to Work Program Career Fair and Completion Ceremony 

The Ready to Work program was able to celebrate the talented and tenacious ten on December 6th! We hosted our Graduation ceremony at the Rosa Parks Early Learning Center which is one of our MVCDC partner sites! We celebrated the graduation of 10 participants.The event was deemed awesome as four participants shared their journey in a “Then and Now” speech. Each participant shared they are better prepared due to the specific experiences in the class room targeting topics employers are looking for in successful employees prepared to work.

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Huntington Bank Gift Presentation!

On December 4th, Huntington Bank presented a $5,000 check to the Omega CDC in support of its Ready to Work program. This program equips clients to address barriers which have traditionally impeded their access to secure and maintain living wage jobs. Thank you Huntington Bank for your support!

Ready to Work Program Participants Met Motivating Employers and Employees

On November 21st, Ready to Work Program participants at Omega CDC and Rosa Park Early Learning Center locations met at the Omega CDC Chapel. The participants met motivating employers and employees who shared their knowledge and experiences, and answered many questions the participants had.

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Click
https://youtu.be/yd6zDNsgiSM
to watch 
A Discussion on Community Economic Development
Black Leadership Program- Organized by Parity Inc.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Northwest Library

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Thank You

The Harvest of Hope Festival was a great success. We thank all our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and Omega Baptist Church members for your contribution of goods, money, time, and energy.

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AT& T Foundation Presented a $15K Check

AT& T Foundation presented a $15K check to the OCDC on October 2, 2017 in support of “Ready to Work” program. This program focuses on equipping clients to address barriers which have traditionally impeded their access to secure and maintain living wage jobs. The objective is to deepen the impact by increasing the number of potential workers who are job ready with the transferable skills that will enable them to secure living wage employment and achieve economic sustainability.