The Little Haiti Optimist Club & its partners remodeled the existing park building in order to provide residents and their children with computer training, educational enrichment classes, and recreational program opportunities.
The new Center features a reception/information desk; work stations with computers, printers and copiers; a bulletin board for posting job announcements; and other resource information. The facility will serve as a one-stop technology center for residents seeking new careers and personal enrichment. It will offer a wide range of classes and services that will include: Internet Access; Basic Computer Training; Job Search/Resume Writing; and Tutoring/Homework Help.
In addition, the new Center will function as a youth club with after-school and summer camp programs for school-age children. The building contains a kids’ activity room with computer stations and work tables, and offers on-site homework help, tutoring, and a wide variety of after-school enrichment classes. The curriculum includes: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics); Computer Technology; Multi-Media/Publishing; Arts and Crafts; Ceramics/Pottery; Music Appreciation; Business Entrepreneurship; Film; and Robotics. There will also be many outdoor programs, games, and sports activities for kids to enjoy, including a Community Garden Program, yoga, self-defense, soccer, basketball and more.