In July 2012, Miami Valley Housing Opportunities purchased the four-story building at 907 West Fifth Street from the Dayton Urban League. The property is home to MVHO’s administrative offices, as well as to several additional nonprofit tenants. The Opportunity Center serves as a central location where several organizations can provide services to citizens in our community.
The Opportunity Center is the former home of the 5th Street YMCA. Opening in 1928, the building has inscribed in the exterior the names of four renowned black men: Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, William A. Hunton, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar.
TOC Teaching Kitchen
The TOC has a complete teaching kitchen. Join Access Center for Independent Living (ACIL) for their 2021 program, The Kitchen Connection. Come together once a month on Zoom to learn how to prepare a dish, tips for food safety, where you can find local community resources, or about adaptive kitchen equipment for persons with disabilities.
This free cooking class is for individuals who:
- Wish to gain new cooking skills
- Want to participate in social activities but are concerned about in-person activities
- Wish to alleviate social isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
- All classes are virtual
- Attendees will be entered in a drawing for a Walmart gift card that will be drawn during the December 15, 2021 class
For more information or to sign up for a class call 937-341-5205.
2021 classes are held at 2 p.m. on September 29th, October 27th, November 17th, and December 15th.