What We Do

The Belafonte TACOLCY Center offers a diverse range of programs designed to inspire, educate, and empower the Liberty City community. From youth development and educational initiatives to health and wellness services, each program is carefully crafted to meet the evolving needs of our community, fostering growth, learning, and positive change.

Our Programs

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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. In addition, TACOLCY regularly provides meeting and event space to community organizations and we house other like-minded community organizations in our facilities.

Our Programs


Out of School Program – Future Legends

(K-5th grade)

TACOLCY's comprehensive Future Legends Out-of-School and Summer Enrichment Programs cater to children aged 5 to 14, offering a dynamic range of activities at the Betty Washington Enrichment Center on our park and Holmes Elementary. These programs focus on literacy, health, nutrition, physical fitness, and youth empowerment.

Care Coordination - We Care

Care Coordination - We Care

Caring Since 2007, our youth program, formerly known as Care Coordination and now rebranded as "We Care," has been instrumental in aiding over 2,000 families by identifying and addressing their social needs. The name change in 2021 reflects our unwavering commitment to the well-being of our families.


FAST and Truancy Program

Family Assistance with Suspension and Termination and Truancy Program (F.A.S.T.) is a multifaceted initiative dedicated to refocusing and supporting students on their educational journey.



Club TACOLCY offers enrolled students’ unique opportunities, including local college tours, insightful conversations with professionals in their fields of interest, and engaging in creative projects centered around essential components for college preparation.


Athletic Development

TACOLCY's Sports stands as one of our most esteemed and widely recognized programs, engaging over 400 youth and volunteers annually. The program offers a diverse range of sports, including football, cheerleading, lacrosse, fencing, basketball, track & field, swimming, and soccer.