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  • As a joint effort from Community Improvement Organization (CIO), Sony Pictures, EAGL and the City of Hialeah Gardens, kicked off a three week BE AMAZING volunteer program during the first three weeks of April, in our efforts to make improvements to Hialeah Gardens Elementary school.

  • In 2013 Community Improvement Organization Inc. (CIO) provided Hands-On Service Learning to more than 140 college and high school students. Over 60% of the participants were enrolled during the fall period, from September 1st to December 5th 2013. The hands-On Service learning Program grew by over 180% from 2012.

  • The Low Income Housing Repair Program�s goal it to improve the living conditions of low income families, people with special needs and the elderly. We assess the homes to determine the problem areas and adequate homes to provide positive living standards to our beneficiaries, as well as to make homes more accessible to people with special needs and seniors.

  • Our Basic Needs & Emergency Assistance Program's goal is to provide food & basic needs to 3,800 underprivileged people. Our objectives for this program include the provision of 850 baskets with food & basic necessities, which will have a direct impact to 3,400 underprivileged people. As well as to provide 100 holiday bags with food & basic necessities, which will benefit over 400 underprivileged people. The goal for our program is to impact over 4,100 underprivileged people from January 10th to December 20th 2013.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to revitalize distressed communities by improving the living conditions of underprivileged children, the elderly, people with special needs, and low-income families; as well as to further and strengthen the education of college/university and K-12 students through hands-on service learning and civic engagement.

Reviews

"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"...more

"CIO is an awesome organization. I really like it, and i will for sure keep volunteering even after my hours"...more

"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"...more

"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"...more


Community Improvement Organization History

Community Improvement Organization Inc. (CIO) was established on July 11, 2008 as a 501(3) nonprofit organization with a public charity status, in Miami, FL. Iris Paguada and Juan Paguada are the original founders of CIO. Iris Paguada currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer and Juan Paguada currently holds the position of Chief Operations Officer. CIO has provided services to over 13,600 members of the local communities of which include: providing food to residents in need, rebuilding of homes, and several park beautifications.

Our Programs

  • Hands-on Service Learning

    Our Hands-On Service Learning Program is intended to help student participants gain real world skills through Hands-on experience. Hands-On Service learning is comprised of 5 educational areas; Physics & Math, Writing/ literature/ Speech, sciences/Medical & technology, Media & Arts and Business/ finance.

  • Low Income Housing Repair

    The Low Income Housing Repair Program's goal it to improve the living conditions of low income families, people with special needs and the elderly. We assess the homes to determine the problem areas and adequate homes to provide positive living standards to our beneficiaries, as well as to make homes more accessible to people with special needs and seniors.

  • Basic Needs and Emergency Assistance

    The Basic Needs and Emergency Assistance Program provides services to low-income families, people with special needs and the elderly, who are experiencing hunger, financial emergency and cannot helped themselves.