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Who We Are
The Omega CDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by the Omega Baptist Church in 1997.
Omega CDC is breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty by catalyzing change in Northwest Dayton by focusing on education, economic stability, heath and well-being, and community
Omega CDC has collaborated with public, philanthropic, and private funders to serve thousands of children and families over the last two decades. Omega CDC has expanded programs for children to include wrap-around services that address the needs of the whole family because we are serious about moving children and families from poverty to self-sufficiency!
Breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty by catalyzing change in Northwest Dayton.
Forging the path to healthy, prosperous, and racially equitable communities.
We Are OMEGA CDC
1997TV Ministry and City-Wide Resurrection begin and the Omega CDC is formed.
2000Hope VI initiate launched and OSE started.
2004Rev. Vanessa Ward appointed as Co-Pastor of Omega Baptist Church.
2005Purchased Harvard Campus (Previous campus of United Theological Seminary in the Dayton View Triangle), designed by the Olmsted Brothers who designed Central Park.
2010Vision for Omega CDC.
2011Brainstorming for Master Plan of the Harvard Campus with Omega Baptist Church members and community stakeholders.
2012The City of Dayton re-zoned to Single Family Residential in preparation for Omega Senior Loft. Worked with Pinnacle, Neighborhood Groups, and City Commissioners.
2013A core group of five stakeholders began meeting every Friday morning for discussions and networking to work on the master plan.
2014Demolition & Strategic Plan: David Ramey, along with a group of 30 people from Omega Baptist Church, Omega CDC, and the Northwest Dayton Community worked on a strategic plan for the Harvard Campus Master Plan. The first step was raising $100,000 to demolish two buildings to prepare the site for construction. Minority contractors were hired to do the demolition.
2015$11.7 million dollar fund raising campaign kicked off. Funds were raised through community members, foundations, businesses, and new market tax credits.
2020Closing documents on the funding for The Hope Center for Families were completed and construction broke ground on July 17, 2020. Minority contractors were used for the construction.
2021November 9, 2021 ribbon cutting for The Hope Center for Families.
The Executive Team
Rachel WardDirector of Operations & Strategic Initiatives
Jonathan WilliamsDirector of Finance & Administration
The Administrative Team
Allyson JohnsExecutive Assistant
Asara MartinAdministrative Specialist
Colleen BowmanLead Administrator
Laura BlakeJob Position
Mary Ellen BerensFinancial Analyst
Sean FreemanHope Zone Project Manager
Family Services Team
Tiffani PerkinsFamily Coach
Roe WallaceLead Family Coach
Malloree EllisIntake Coordinator
Elise HerzingCommunity Outreach Coordinator
DeShae JacksonMaternal Family Coach
Eleanor Newman-BumpusWorkforce Lead Trainer & Job Trainer
Sonya TylerSenior Sustainability Program Coordinator
Out Of School Time Programming
Tanae WaitesLead Family Resource Coordinator
Shamea KnightLead Prevention Specialist
Omotayo ObayanjuFamily Resource Coordinator
Dormetria ThompsonDirector of Program Compliance
Dajza DemmingsSite Coordinator
Courtney Dortch-WrightDirector of Program Operations
Board Of Trustees
Rev. Vanessa Ward
Rev. Joshua Ward
Omega Baptist Church
Richard (Rick) C. Stover
City of Dayton
Nancy Arden McHugh
University of Dayton
Rev. Daryl Ward
Retired, Omega Baptist Church
Dr. Julius Beckham
Huber Heights City Schools
Bro. Ray Fitz
University of Dayton
Cheryl Jones Garrett
Dr. Kevin Watt
Eye Physicians & Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC
Dr. Alonzo Patterson
Belinda Mathews Stenson
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Dayton Children's Hospital