Community Outreach

Diamond in the Rough

When:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
            Contact the Oakland Neighborhood Center for class dates.
Where: Oakland Neighborhood Center
Who: Ages 18+
Cost: No Cost

Diamond in the Rough is a non-profit women’s empowerment organization that holds sessions and workshops on life skills, parenting, and time management. The founder and facilitator of this program is Tawanta Stanley. Diamond in the Rough provides overall encouragement and fellowship for women from various backgrounds.

Polk Youth Leadership Team

When: Every 3rd Thursday of the month | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Oakland Neighborhood Center
Who: Ages 10 - 19
Cost: No Cost

The Youth Leadership Team meets monthly. They will participate in community service projects, teen discussions, and awareness activities. Community service hours are available and refreshments will be served.

HIV Rapid Testing

When: Every 4th Thursday of the month | 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Oakland Neighborhood Center
Who: Ages 13+
Cost: No Cost

The Florida Department of Health offers free rapid HIV/AIDs testing and screening for sexually transmitted diseases. The health department will use a rapid test that uses a small blood sample from a finger prick and provides results in 15 minutes. All tests are free and results are confidential.

How to Use Computers

When: Wednesdays  | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Oakland Neighborhood Center
Who: Open to all ages
Cost: No Cost

How to use Computers is a free of charge basic computer class. This class is for beginners or those that may want to become more familiar with operating a computer. There are other opportunities to take this class at the Haines City Public Library and it is also offered in Spanish. (Please contact library for dates and times as they vary). This class is facilitated by Elizabeth Ramos.


Oakland Neighborhood Center
Physical Address
915 Ave E
Haines City, FL 33844

Phone: (863) 421-3720

Community Outreach Coordinator:

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