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We are striving to engage the community through our Brick Campaign. If you wish to assist us in setting the foundation for a safe haven for our youth and provide programs to their families and community, please buy a brick and be apart of our future!!!


The campaign’s goal is to raise $20 million dollars to support the construction and expansion of the Overtown Youth Center. The center will house the educational programs that are being offered to youth, young adults and families in Miami.

The Overtown Youth Center Capital Campaign is the vision of the Mourning Family Foundation to expand and to support the endeavors of the Overtown Youth Center. To all our donors, volunteers, contractors, and staff, THANK YOU for your support of the capital campaign! You will help us lay the foundation and complete a brand new facility in the next year. Your continued support is much appreciated.


When you donate to the Overtown Youth Center Capital Campaign, you can make a one-time payment or give your contribution in installments: weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or annually.


Through its holistic and comprehensive program design, OYC’s impact reaches over 1,000 individuals each year (students and families combined), but the ripple effect reaches countless individuals who come in contact with our participants. OYC is at a pivotal moment in its program history. It has positioned itself as one of the premier service providers impacting the lives of youth and families in the Greater Miami area. OYC’s goal is to develop youth into resilient individuals, disciplined scholars and productive contributing citizens of society so they can transform their own communities.


The Overtown Youth Center’s (OYC) main focus
is to combat the many adverse socioeconomic issues facing residents in the Greater Miami area including: bleak low education attainment, dropout rates, social inequities and systematic poverty, high crime rates, and unemployment.