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Causes: Education, Educational Services, Emergency Assistance, Food, Food Programs, Home Improvement & Repairs, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Mission: The mission for Community Improvement Organization Inc., is to revitalize distressed communities by improving the living conditions of under privilege children, low income families/individuals, the elderly and people with special needs in Miami Dade and Broward counties, FL. contact me if you live in the hialeah gardens area and will like to helps us change the lifes of others email: [email protected] cell:786 278 8559 office: 305 558 4114 ext: 252

Results: CIO has provided services to over 13000 members of our local communities, in providing provisions of food and basic needs, rebuilding homes, home repairs, emergency bill pay and housing,Hands-On service learning and volunteering opportunities.

Target demographics: Underprivileged children, elderly, people with special needs and low income families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4500

Geographic areas served: Miami and Dade Broward counties, Florida

Programs: CIO currently has three programs in place. Firstly, Low Income Housing Repair Program; Secondly, Food and Emergency Assistant Program, and third program is Hands-On Learning Services Program.

Community Stories

120 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

8 Lian A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization, has truly opened my eyes on how there are others in need and how little but how important it is to help anyway we can. I'm glad that i chose this site, and proud of what the City Hall is doing for our community. I reccomend this site to everyone, very loving caring and most importantly you see the progress and a feel satisfaction volunteering here.

Shannon V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Shannon Van I live in Perry Oklahoma I am on disability my health is not so great my mother gave me a home I cannot afford the repairs on this home I'm in desperate need of help if I don't get any help soon for this home the city of Perry will take the house from me I don't know what to do please help

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I just like the way they are put together and what they do and trying to do in the community. We definitely are our brothers and sisters keepers. Thanks for all you do....

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Most beloved in Christ.
Greetings from India, I pray that this letter find you both excellent spirit and divine health. We are very much blessed to know about your ministry, and the mighty work you are doing.
I am a Evangelist working in south India, there are 15 evangelists working with me we are working in different remote areas, where their Gospel salvation never had been proclaimed.
We bring forth Gospel salvation through approach the public by small medical camps with the help of a voluntary Christian Doctor, and using Jesus crusification film in villages. Feed the hungry programs . Distributing Gospel tracts. After preach about Jesus and his love. Love of Jesus and Gospel salvation in many unreaches areas.
Every month we conduct at least 4 days by Medical camps and distributing Gospel tracts and conduction poor feedings, thereby we get close attention of Public. In the Gospel service we find thousands of people in streets who are living in Hilly and country side and in town areas, suffering and laid up from acute food problems and so many are in the stage of Emaciation.
There are many of widows, lepers and handicapped people and street orphans are living, they are really in need of Food, clothes, education and medical help certainly they are in need of love from someone.
When I see these people I cry in helpless mood, I request you to pray for these people, we want to conduct poor feeding program in that poor areas. Hence your prayers are needed very badly.
Kindly pray that we want to help at least 100 children’s who are deprived the human love and parents, even they don’t have relatives they are real orphans, they are suffering a lot in the streets there by we get close the love of God.
Kindly pray for the need of establishing more church groups in the villages. There is a great need to appoint Evangelists in the villages where the people were responded to our call for Christ, in our group 15 evangelists dedicated fervently to stay and work for Jesus in wideness. For this mighty work a evangelist must have the support of at least 100 dollars per month. With this100 dollars and with the small offerings that the evangelist gets from the congregation, he can stay in with his family. So I need your kind prayers in this Gospel work.
There are 45,000 villages which never heard at least the name of Jesus in this Heathen country, as our Evangelists go to remote and far distanced villages they face many problems in connection with transpiration, they are mostly in need of two wheelers Please pray for this need.
And I believe God will work through you and change this country. Dear brother, through this letter I request you for your kind prayers above following needs.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Yours in His service.
Evangelist, Peter

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Community Improvement Organization is a great organization that not only helps people but also educates their volunteers as well. -Leandra Flores

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place to go volunteer. Such a friendly and welcoming environment. Made me realize how doing something great for someone can make such a big impact. I enjoyed volunteering, and I wouldn't hesitate to come back and help out some more.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great place to to volunteer and help out in the community. Works with you so you could volunteer whenever you're available. and it really shows that even the smallest things can make such a difference to the community.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great place to to volunteer and help out in the community. Works with you so you could volunteer even with a busy schedule. Perfect place if you want to make a difference in the community.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization taught me the value of giving back to the community. I've volunteered at other non profits before but I've never had an experience like I had with this organization. They really do care about helping people and they're great treating their volunteers. I really recommend this organization for anyone who wants to make a difference.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love COb because they care about people. Their culture is very honest, respect fir others and they help with real needs. It was a great experience. I would recommend it to everyone.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization and very honest. It was a amazing experience volunteering with them.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent nonprofit organization in order to help our community. Great team work! I recommend Community Improvement Organization 100%!!!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization was very helpful. They got their job done fast ! Great work !

4

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've been helping CIO create a marketing plan. In the process, I've seen what they're all about and I can honestly say that this organization is dedicated to helping the community. Their work for the needy and elderly is commendable and I am honored to help them in any way I can.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Super awesome people! Had a great experience working for them!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Community Improvement Organization (CIO) is a great place to volunteer. They care about the community and they make you feel welcome and appreciated. They motivate you to not give up on your dreams. They have a great attitude and are very supportive with students and the community in general. Thank you CIO!!

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3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is always a pleasure to volunteer for CIO. The projects are a great opportunity to give back to the community and help others in need.

3 Carlosap

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CIO is an amazing charity. I been volunteering for more than 5 years and I always admired the dedication and passion they have to support education and those in need. Very nice organization

2 Dayi N E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization!!! It is a great opportunity to work with need people and realize there is always a way to support others who really require your aid.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CIO is wonderful organization to volunteer in. I had a great time there. The people who work there are amazing, kind, and help a lot to students. They do an incredible work helping the community. Many families have being benefited by them. I highly recommend this organization in my school, not only because they are wonderful but the activities students do during the service learning help them to grow as person and see the necessity of others.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing . I volunteered here and the people are so kind and caring . Everyone that works here works hard for the better of others and I am happy and privileged to have done volunteer hours here.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a wonderful experience, I enjoyed helping my community. This organization truly goes above and beyond to help other people in need.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a great experience working with CIO in Hialieah Gardens, I helped to create the Thanksgiving basket for seniors and low income people. The organization leaders have wonderful attitudes and are truly didicated to their service towards the community and it's people. This is one of the best volunteer organization They really help the community, and they teach students the importance of helping our community. The concept of service others is really clearly, "Giving is like Receiving". GOD bless them.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization truly go above and beyond to help people families and senior residents...
I'm glad to say that I was a part of this great organisation and if you are looking for somewhere you feel like you're going to make a change and you want to feel like that organisation notices you wanting to make that change and help out of the goodness of your heart this is the organisation to choose
I truly want to say thank you to Iris and John for being beautiful people with big hearts.
thank you and im always here when you need me!
Remember to stop and think about volunteering... two hourscan leave a great memory for someone who needs it and for you...

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity is great from the beggining that I started volunteering I've seen how they help people. I am thankful to this charity for making the comminty great.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great place where you get to help other people, and it makes you feel good about what you're doing, because you know you're doing it for a great cause. I had a great time helping the elderly and it's an experience that I would recommend for anyone.

1 Canny D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I loved having the opportunity to work with this organization. Truly an exciting experience and the organization was really good at making me feel important, almost like a leader. Its very well organized. They truly help the community. I was so happy to be involved in this organization. I'm looking forward to working with them again.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great life changing experience. Working with this organization helped me realize the importance in helping out our community. I am looking forward to working with them again.

1 Esther7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best organization i have seen. They teach you important things, and they give you great advice. You learn to help others, no matter what. They have wonderful atittudes towards you and they are always willing to help you in everything you need. This is one of the best experiences i have ever had.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have yet to see a better facility than this; Not only is the center well kept but all the people working here have wonderful attitudes and are truly dedicated to their service towards the community and it's people. I would recommend this place to anyone searching for a place to volunteer and/or complete community service and service learning hours. If you want to impact your community in a positive way, This is the place to start!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have no words to express my experience attending in this center . I learn so much and that helped me to focus more in my career. I invite all who wish come to this center and you won't regret.

1 JavierS.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since day one, I have felt like I made a difference in my community thanks to this organization. They sure know how to treat all people equally, and it was a pleasure to be here, I feel like I am in home every time I come, ready to help and make a change in any way possible. I have learned that we all need courage and dedication to succeed in life, this organization taught me that I need to be confident about myself, so I ca get up and help others to have the same life opportunities we all have. I simply want to say Thank You, and I hope I can come back someday!

1 Christopher40

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I like it and that was a great experience to help people on what they need or whatever they need to talk i always listen his ideas. also this organization help me to understand the ideas of what others people think about his life. Since the day i came i feel kind of great when i came to help others people and now i feel great because when you help others people it's feel as a pleasure to them and is like a help to them.

1 Liz_40

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a great experience working with the seniors. I helped them to learn how to use the computers and work online. They were happy and thankful because of the help. It was an amazing experience that helped me to get involved with them. I really appreciate the opportunity that this organization is giving me to work on what I want to study.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization helped me look our community in a more proactive way, due to all the
non profit activities they promote throughout the year and then
they make it happen. As an student, I never imagined interacting out of my inner circle, which is school and work, but this company enhanced my point of views and thoughts towards society. Activities that involved helping out elderly and community as a whole.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Community Improvement Organization is the best place, I did there my service learning hours for my SPS1017 class of Miami Dade College. This is one of the best volunteer organization that I have been. They really help the community, and they teach us as a student the importance of helping our community and also they teach us how service learning is important for our future career.
They are so comprehensive with your time and always help you to do your hours on time and get the best and the most from your service hours. I will recommend it to every one.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization helped me to realized about the importance of helping the community, and it shows me how good it feels. I learned the value of helping people without expecting to gain something from it. Also, I really appreciate the good attention I received in the time I was volunteering. This is my third time volunteering in the organization, and I am willing to do it again because I think that the time spent helping the community is really worthy.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CIO is one of the best volunteer organization. I like the way how they help the community and how they explain the importance to different student the benefit of help the community. I really recommend this organization because they know what they are doing and give you a concrete idea of the importance of help the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was delighted to volunteer for community improvement organization. It is my second time volunteering here and it just gets better every time. the people are nice and friendly and the atmosphere is calm and peaceful it truly is a great organization. and it gives you pride that you are helping others while having a good time. I would definitely recommend.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a very great time here at Hialeah Gardens City Hall. The staff was very informative and gave me a lot of information I'm sure to use in the future. I mostly helped out with the fixing and maintenance of their Computer room and learned lots of useful stuff.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first came here I didn't know what this organization was about. My supervisor was very nice and helpful. I was able to work with computers fixing and updating them. You can also help the senior learn Microsoft programs. It was very fun working here and I recommend this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CIO is an awesome organization. I really like it, and i will for sure keep volunteering even after my hours. i like how they care about the people and the community and they are happy helping others. they do things because they really want to help and for the benefit of others instead of their own. i strongly recommend this organization because i makes you see what really people go through.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

when i first volunteered for CIO i had no idea what i was getting into. I soon learned how fun the environment of the workplace was and how driven they where to hep people in need. This is the best workplace i have ever volunteered to.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CIO has to be one of the most driven organizations out there. They are determined to help others and go above and beyond to do so. They make sure to help the community as well each other. The students who volunteer from school all learn something new and look at things in a whole new way. I am very pleased and grateful to have been able to participate in the group and help with as much as i could. I recommend everyone to join and look into the organization because it will definitely make in impact on yourself, and on others.

Ailen V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm going to be as honest as possible, i had no idea what this organization was about until my first day volunteering. Oh boy, how i refused to go and the excuses i would make but after i met Iris and found out what her organization was about, i wish i wouldve joined earlier. This organization is really heart warming. it opens your eyes to the needs of the people and how you too can be a helping hand to a family. As human beings we forget the true values of life and forget to appreciate things but this organization motivates you to be a little less selfless and alot more giving. A little help can go a long way, its a pay it forward plan, once you help someone in need, then they are able to pay it forward into another person that needs it. Its an excellent choice to get involved and be aware of the needs of your community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Iris is a very inspirational person, and she really changed my point of view towards helping out the community. She opened my eyes and made me realize that the community needs us, and we as human beings need each other to improve ourselves and where we live.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I believe this organization has opened my eyes and realized how important it is to help our community in every way we can. I had a wonderful time with my group on working on computer to help the Seniors have computer to use and learn how to use them . iris helped us have a place for us to do our service learning and making us feel important for the community . I am glad I got to help others and our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

During the time I spent at this organization I had a wonderful time. iris aided with finding tasks to fit my major. We aided her in some projects. The experience helped and she gave her experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Community Improvement Organization truly stands tall next to their name. They definitely open their arms and welcome anyone in need, as well as go out of their way to reach out to those in need. I had a FANTASTIC time working with the organization helping to organize baskets of foods to be sent out to homes with financial needs during the week of Thanksgiving. I was more than delighted to give a hand and truly appreciated what this organization does; going above and beyond to help our community, from creating baskets to remodeling homes; they do it all. My experience was great and will definitely recommend this nonprofit to everyone.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great experience with CIO. I was able to see newer horizons on how the community can be improved and recognized. With the friendly and easy to reach members, the project went great. We felt supported one hundred percent of the time.

Jonathan20

Volunteer

Rating: 5

you are surrounded in an atmosphere of just people who care and want to help the community and its fun anyway. after a while you learn to just have a smile on your face because you are helping those in need and not just pleasuring yourself. the president is really cool and you learn a lot from those who are experienced. i have done community service but service learning is different from it. you learn things about yourself and who you want to be. so i highly recommend you try it out sometime because it changed my life, im positive you can change someone else's life while your at it.

Alex29

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great personal experience helping out the community with CIO. This agency does a phenomenal job in getting things organized and aiding those in need. I really recommend this organization to anyone seeking to help the community or to anyone that needs hours for community service.

Anay A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a phenomenal experience helping out the community with CIO. This non profit agency is really interested in helping the community and they do a very good job at it. I would recommend this organization to anyone who wishes to lend a helping hand to help the community or to anyone who is simply seeking community service hours.

LeanDro D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was a great opportunity for me to realize how many people need help in the community and this program was a great experience for me and my group. we helped out from old people to parents in need of food and supplies for them home for thanksgiving this was a life changing experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization really helps the people in need. I enjoyed my experience because they treat people with respect. I have been volunteer twice and I am willing to do it again.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Community Improvement Organization helps the people in need. It is a fantastic organization that would do anything possible to help others. I enjoyed volunteering here.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping out the community was a great pressure for me and my group. Spending time with the elderly and talking to them made me realized how important nonprofit organizations are. The community needs our as much help as they can get. I had a good time overall, everything was organized and everyone was extremely friendly.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization was fantastic. it gives you many different opportunities to help the community doing activities you would like and enjoy. Also it works around your schedule making it flexible to participate on the activities.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nonprofit organizations are usually looked down on by the younger youth, because they aren't get paid for their services. Today I've learned non profit organization ,is an organization put together to help the people in need or to help local neighborhood become a better place.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a good time helping out. Everything was organized and the staff was great. I think it's important what this organization is doing because not many people can afford food for their family, it's a very generous thing to do.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I had a good experience and it helped me see in all the different ways we can our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CIO was an incredible place to volunteer. Iris and John both genuinely care about the community and it is very visible. One may also learn about the different cases that happen in different clinics, corruption of clinics and how they do not really care about their patients. I enjoyed volunteering here and would recommend it to whomever needed to do a service.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am glad I volunteered at The CIO to my service learning hours, I did not think I would enjoy it here so much. Iris and John are so nice and really get involved in the projects they give the volunteers. They really care for this community and they inspired me to look at the issues involving our community and try to help.

Pedro T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is wonderful, the staff are very nice and extremely generous. even though the volunteering was for a few hours, i can personally say it was the best and most exciting hours of my life. Giving back to the community has never felt more fulfilling. It is a real eye opener to what is going around in our very own community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CIO is a great place to volunteer. This organization makes you feel great because you are helping out people in your community. You know you are making a difference and because you never know if one day you would need help from your community, you would want them to do the same for you. There are so many ways to help and was a great learning opportunity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Throughout my time volunteering for this Organization I felt amazing ! I love what this organization stands for helping those in need. I not only got to interact with others while I was helping my community but I got to feel better about myself as well. I got to experience what it feels like to help those in need. Be more appreciative of what I have!!!! Thank you for letting me volunteer and help out my community.