If you’re driving or even walking down Florin Road, you may not see it. The Our World Cultural Center supports community wellness through programs designed to support the community as a whole to create, develop and enrich lives through positive and productive cultures.
It is home to the Earth Mama Healing and Wise Queen Dream Institute, two organizations which both provide leadership and empowerment programs for young girls and women.
They provide classes such as language, dance and yoga, and summer camps for both young girls and boys.
“There is something here for everyone,” said Keon Johnson, one of the founders of Our World Cultural Center. “From young kids to old folks, there is something for you here.”
Most of their programs are geared toward African-Americans, but all are welcome.
“We don’t discriminate,” said Johnson. “Yes, we are more focused on African Americans in this community but that does not mean other races aren’t welcome. We welcome all.”
One big event that is hosted by OWCC coming up the Youth Explosion, a talent show for all youth and young adults aged 7-21. The next day to try out for the Youth Explosion is May 24th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
“We want to showcase our youth,” said Tranice Robinson, one of the talent scouts. “There are a lot of youth in Sacramento that have talent. We want to give them an opportunity to show the community.”
Summer Camps for both boys and girls are also coming up in July. Wii Girls (We inspire Girls) Summer Camp and Brother 2 Brother Summer Camp are free three week summer camps for ages 12-15. Registration is open now.
For more information on OWCC and their programs, click here.