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Community Improvement Organization

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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: ipaguada@msn.com 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

115 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.

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.