Within Miami-Dade County, data shows that Liberty City meets the definition of a high risk community based on all indicators that measure youth violence. Data reflects that Liberty City is at greater risk than many other comparable communities in the county, state and nation. Liberty City has approximately 22,749 residents and our border community of Little Haiti boasts another 28,312 residents. Of this population, approximately half are children. Currently, TACOLCY engages more than 5,000 youth and parents each year through our direct services, programs and events which include:
- After-school and summer CDF Freedom Schools literacy programs
- Care Coordination and Families Assistance with Suspension and Termination (FAST) programs
- A year-round sports program which includes championship teams in football, cheerleading, basketball, track and field, baseball and soccer
- Annual community events such as the Health Fair and Back-to-School/Anti-Bullying Rally
TACOLCY regularly provides meeting and event space to community organizations and we house other like-minded community organizations in our facilities.