Pop Up Opportunity Center at Malcolm X

Pop Up Opportunity Center at Malcolm X The Malcolm X Opportunity (MXOC) is a temporary space for community healing, engagement, and empowerment in the Congress Park neighborhood

Operating as usual

MXOC was proud to host Mother's Day Dinner for the second time this past Friday in partnership with Helping Hands Inc., ...
05/10/2017

MXOC was proud to host Mother's Day Dinner for the second time this past Friday in partnership with Helping Hands Inc., for mothers who lost children. It was a very special event and MXOC was fortunate to welcome Dr. Lonise Bias as the keynote speaker. Special thank you to the planners, supporters, and the more than 100 mothers who joined us.

08/05/2016
The Wiz at MXOC

Then Sings My Soul youth brought The Wiz to the MXOC! #Talent

08/05/2016
Red Sprinkle Fashion Show @ MXOC

Red Sprinkle Fashion Bootcamp bringing down the house in dresses designed and created by SYEPers #talent #design #professionals #strut

08/05/2016

It's been a pretty amazing summer at the MXOC! A dozen program partners, a few hundred SYEPers, and one very dedicated community and we have something to show for it---check out the videos from just a couple of our program partners at today's panel and performance showcase!

Shout out to Momma's Safe Haven for a great Wall Street "SOUTHEAST" event on site this week to bring awareness to our co...
06/03/2016

Shout out to Momma's Safe Haven for a great Wall Street "SOUTHEAST" event on site this week to bring awareness to our community about the importance of self employment!

Thanks to the 120+ residents who came out to celebrate Springfest with the Safer, Stronger DC Community Action Team at M...
05/23/2016

Thanks to the 120+ residents who came out to celebrate Springfest with the Safer, Stronger DC Community Action Team at MXOC on Saturday! If you missed this chance to sign up for summer programs on site, stop by the site during open hours M, W, F 4-8 and Tu and Th 12-8. Expanded summer hours coming soon!

Congress Park! Join us at Springfest here at the MXOC--rain or shine--this Saturday from 12pm-3pm. There will be games a...
05/18/2016

Congress Park! Join us at Springfest here at the MXOC--rain or shine--this Saturday from 12pm-3pm. There will be games and activities for all ages! Come check out the rock wall, hand dance, DJ, moon bounce, popcorn, team sports and more! Planned by the PSA 705 Community Action Team and supported by our government partners. #SaferStrongerDC #MXOC

04/15/2016

Enjoy your Emancipation Day! The MXOC will be closed today in recognition of the holiday. See you next week!

Great night of step dancing at the MXOC. Thank you Step Afrika! and Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble for sharing your talent ...
04/07/2016

Great night of step dancing at the MXOC. Thank you Step Afrika! and Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble for sharing your talent with the community!

Congress Park! There will be new programming on site this week including job readiness for teens, parent support, and ad...
04/04/2016

Congress Park! There will be new programming on site this week including job readiness for teens, parent support, and additional arts and recreation classes for youths 5-12 on Tues. and Thurs.---stop by the site to sign up and learn more about these programs!

We are also concluding Step Afrika's! programming with a Free Community Performance this Wednesday at 5:00pm---see the flyer and bring your family and friends!

Heads up Congress Park--save the date! On April 6 at 5pm Step Afrika! will host a step show case on site at the MXOC. Se...
03/21/2016

Heads up Congress Park--save the date! On April 6 at 5pm Step Afrika! will host a step show case on site at the MXOC. See the flyer!

Thanks to the Far Southeast Strengthening Families Collaborative for hosting a great meeting on site last night!
02/26/2016

Thanks to the Far Southeast Strengthening Families Collaborative for hosting a great meeting on site last night!

02/26/2016

MXOC Schedule For February 29-April 1

Monday: Open 4pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)
-Open Play or Movie Night for Teens (6pm-8pm)

Tuesday: Open 12pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (6pm-8pm)

Wednesday: Open 4pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)

Thursday: Open 12pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)

Friday: Open 4pm-8pm
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (5pm-8pm)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

02/24/2016

Congress Park- Tomorrow night is Teen Movie Night at Malcolm X! Swing by the site to watch an acclaimed documentary on the Black Panthers from 5:45-7:30pm!

02/22/2016

MXOC Schedule - Week of February 22nd

Monday (2/22): Open 12pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (6pm-8pm)

Tuesday (2/23): Open 12pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (6pm-8pm)

Wednesday (2/24): Open 4pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-5:30pm)
-MOVIE NIGHT (5:30pm-7:30pm)

Thursday (2/25): Open 12pm-8pm
-My School DC Office Hours on School Enrollment (1pm-3pm)
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)
-COMMUNITY NIGHT with the Far Southeast Collaborative! (6pm-8pm)- Come sign up for programming!

Friday (2/26): Open 4pm-8pm
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (5pm-8pm)

Saturday (2/27): Closed

Sunday (2/28): Closed

02/12/2016
Pop Up Opportunity Center at Malcolm X

MXOC Schedule - Week of February 15th

Monday (2/15): Closed for Presidents’ Day Holiday

Tuesday (2/16): Open 12pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (6pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (6pm-8pm)

Wednesday (2/17): Open 4pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (6pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (6pm-8pm)

Thursday (2/18): Open 12pm-8pm
-My School DC Office Hours on School Enrollment (1pm-3pm)
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (6pm-8pm)

Friday (2/19): Open 4pm-8pm
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (6pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (5pm-8pm)

Saturday (2/20): Closed
-Closed until site supervisor hired

Sunday (2/21): Closed

The Malcolm X Opportunity (MXOC) is a temporary space for community healing, engagement, and empowerment in the Congress Park neighborhood

02/08/2016

Congress Park, check out this week's site schedule below! Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble, Insurance Broker Bootcamp and DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent are starting--come by in person if you haven't already signed up!

Malcolm X Opportunity Center Schedule - Week of February 8

Monday (2/8): Open 4pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble- Drop in to sign up! (4pm-5:30pm)
-Insurance Broker Bootcamp (5pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (6pm-8pm)

Tuesday (2/9): Open 12pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-Insurance Broker Bootcamp (5pm-8pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (6pm-8pm)

Wednesday (2/10): Open 4pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-Insurance Broker Bootcamp (5pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (6pm-8pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (6pm-8pm)

Thursday (2/11): Open 12pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-5pm)
-Insurance Broker Bootcamp (5pm-8pm)
-Youth ReEngagement Center (4pm-6pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (6pm-8pm)

Friday (2/12): Open 4pm-8pm
-Insurance Broker Bootcamp (5pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (5pm-8pm)

Saturday (2/13): Closed
-Expanded hours coming soon!

Sunday (2/14): Closed

Monday (2/15): Closed for President's Day

Congress Park, check out this week's site schedule below! Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble, Insurance Broker Bootcamp and DC ...
01/30/2016

Congress Park, check out this week's site schedule below! Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble, Insurance Broker Bootcamp and DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent are starting--come by in person if you haven't already signed up! See flyer for details.

Malcolm X Opportunity Center Schedule - Week of February 1

Monday (2/1): Open 4pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble- Drop in to sign up! (4pm-5:30pm)
-Insurance Broker Bootcamp (5pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (6pm-8pm)

Tuesday (2/2): Open 12pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-6pm)
-Insurance Broker Bootcamp (5pm-8pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)

Wednesday (2/3): Open 4pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-6pm)
-Insurance Broker Bootcamp (5pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (6pm-8pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)

Thursday (2/4): Open 12pm-8pm
-Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble (4pm-5:30pm)
-Workforce on Wheels (4pm-6pm)
-Insurance Broker Bootcamp (5pm-8pm)
-Youth ReEngagement Center (4pm-6pm)
-DC Film Life/DC's Youth Have Talent (4pm-8pm)

Friday (2/5): Open 4pm-8pm
-Insurance Broker Bootcamp (5pm-8pm)
-Open Play for Teens (5pm-8pm)

Saturday (2/6): Open 12pm-1pm
-Closed (expanded hours coming soon)

Sunday (2/7): Closed

01/28/2016

TODAY!!! Capital Area Food Bank on site until 4pm! Stop by to pick up fresh produce and other foods if you are in need!

01/26/2016

EVENT CANCELLED: We are disappointed to announce that tonight's community kick-off and performance has been cancelled due to the ongoing impact of the snow storm.

However, please note that Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble will start as planned!

Monday, February 1 at 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Malcolm X Opportunity Center

Step Afrika! Youth Ensemble is:
A free program
Open to 7th to 9th Grade students who live in Congress Heights
Runs weekly, every Monday to Thursday from 4 - 5:30 p.m. February 1 to April 7, 2016
No previous stepping experience required

To sign up, call or email:
Alorie Clark
Step Afrika!
202.399.7993 x 103
[email protected]

Pop Up Opportunity Center at Malcolm X's cover photo
01/25/2016

Pop Up Opportunity Center at Malcolm X's cover photo

01/25/2016

EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW (TUESDAY): We are excited to hold our Community Night Kick-off and Step Afrika! Performance at Malcolm X Opportunity Center TOMORROW from 5pm-8pm!

Note: DCPS is closed tomorrow (see free meal sites below) but DC Government is open so we look forward to welcoming residents to the site for refreshments, DJing and dancing!

Come learn about new program offerings and enjoy this special performance!

01/25/2016

EVENT POSTPONED: Congress Park, in light of the ongoing impact of this weekend's snowfall, the Community Night Kick-off planned for today is being rescheduled. Please look for updates regarding the new date here. Thanks and stay safe!

01/25/2016

DC Public Schools to Provide Emergency Breakfast and Lunch at 10 Schools on Monday, January 25

With schools closed on Monday, January 25, DC Public Schools will be serving breakfast and lunch to students and families at 10 schools across Washington, DC. Breakfast and lunch will be served from 10 am – 2 pm at the following locations:

Anacostia High School, 1601 16th Street, SE
Ballou High School, 3401 4th Street, SE
Brookland Middle School, 1150 Michigan Avenue, NE
Cardozo Education Campus, 1200 Clifton Street, NW
Columbia Heights Education Campus, 3101 16th Street, NW
Coolidge High School, 6315, 5th Street, NW
Eastern High School, 1700 East Capital Street, NE
Jefferson Middle School Academy, 801 7th Street, SW
McKinley Technology High School, 151 T Street, NE
H.D. Woodson High School, 540 55th Street, NE

Stay safe, stay warm, Congress Park! Updates regarding Monday's event will be provided here--a final decision regarding ...
01/23/2016

Stay safe, stay warm, Congress Park! Updates regarding Monday's event will be provided here--a final decision regarding the need to reschedule will be shared here on Monday by noon. In the meantime, if you are able to help your neighbors shovel, please participate in the Mayor's #DCDigOut tomorrow by signing up to volunteer here: http://dcforms.dc.gov/webform/dc-resident-snow-team-registration OR visit www.snow.dc.gov for additional resources like warming center locations and plowing updates.

Heads up, Congress Park! On Monday, January 25 @ 5pm-8pm MXOC will hold our first community night of 2016! It will inclu...
01/17/2016

Heads up, Congress Park! On Monday, January 25 @ 5pm-8pm MXOC will hold our first community night of 2016! It will include a special performance by Step Afrika!, DJ Beauty & the Beatz, refreshments, and an opportunity to sign-up for new programming on site (including Step Afrika!, electrician training, teen discussion groups, and more). Mark your calendar! (Doors open at 5pm and performance starts at 6pm).

Pop Up Opportunity Center at Malcolm X's cover photo
01/17/2016

Pop Up Opportunity Center at Malcolm X's cover photo

01/17/2016

The MXOC is very excited to welcome our first full time staff member AND begin expanding our hours this week! Please welcome Jonathan Steele to the site and visit him during open office hours ("Meet & Greet") next week! Site schedule for week of 1/18 below:

Monday (1/18): Closed for MLK DAY

Tuesday (1/19): 12pm-8pm (Expanded hours!)
-Meet & Greet Hours w/ Jonathan
-Workforce on Wheels (3pm-6pm)

Wednesday (1/20): 4pm-8pm
-Meet & Greet Hours w/ Jonathan
-Workforce on Wheels (3pm-6pm)
-Open Play

Thursday (1/21): 12pm-8pm (Expanded hours!)
-Meet & Greet Hours w/ Jonathan
-Workforce on Wheels (3pm-6pm)
-Youth ReEngagement Center (3pm-6pm)
-Games/Open Play for Teens (6pm-8pm)

Friday (1/22): Closed (Expanded hours to come!)

Saturday (1/23): Closed (Expanded hours to come!)

Sunday (1/24): Closed

So glad to have Councilmember LaRuby May on site yesterday to send off teams of dedicated volunteers for #W8SeniorServic...
01/17/2016

So glad to have Councilmember LaRuby May on site yesterday to send off teams of dedicated volunteers for #W8SeniorServiceProjectDay #Ward8Rising

01/10/2016

This week's schedule in detail---look for announcements for new programming (including how to sign up!) soon. Please note this is the last week of Afternoon Access as we make room for new programs! Please visit staff on site for assistance finding an alternative program.

MXOC Site Schedule- Week of 1/11

Mon.-
Closed

Tues.-
3:30-6pm Workforce on Wheels
3:30-6pm Afternoon Access

Wed.-
3:30-6pm Workforce on Wheels
3:30-6pm Afternoon Access

Thurs.-
3:30-6pm Workforce on Wheels
3:30-6pm Afternoon Access
3:30-6pm DC ReEngagement Center

Friday-Sunday
Closed

01/04/2016

This week's schedule in detail---look for announcements for new programming (including how to sign up!) soon:

MXOC Site Schedule- Week of 1/4

Mon.-
Closed

Tues.-
3:30-6pm Workforce on Wheels
3:30-6pm Afternoon Access

Wed.-
3:30-6pm Workforce on Wheels
3:30-6pm Afternoon Access

Thurs.-
3:30-6pm Workforce on Wheels
3:30-6pm Afternoon Access
3:30-6pm DC ReEngagement Center

Friday-Sunday
Closed

12/30/2015

Heads up! Next week MXOC returns with Afternoon Access, DOES and OSSE Reengagement Center activities Tues-Thurs (3:30pm-6pm). January will be a big month for MXOC so stay tuned for schedule updates as the New Year unfolds. Hint: Mark your calendar for January 25th....

12/18/2015

Congress Park, Please note that the MXOC will be CLOSED for Winter Break! The site will re-open on January 4. Stay tuned for the schedule for January---we look forward to expanded hours and activities!

Address

1351 Alabama Ave SE
Washington D.C., DC
20032

Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 20:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
Friday 16:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(202) 727-9152

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