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  • As a joint effort from Community Improvement Organization (CIO), Sony Pictures, EAGL and the City of Hialeah Gardens, kicked off a three week BE AMAZING volunteer program during the first three weeks of April, in our efforts to make improvements to Hialeah Gardens Elementary school.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to revitalize distressed communities by improving the living conditions of underprivileged children, the elderly, people with special needs, and low-income families; as well as to further and strengthen the education of college/university and K-12 students through hands-on service learning and civic engagement.


"This organization, has truly opened my eyes on how there are others in need and how little but how important it is to help anyway we can"...more

"CIO is an awesome organization. I really like it, and i will for sure keep volunteering even after my hours"...more

"CIO has to be one of the most driven organizations out there. They are determined to help others and go above and beyond to do so"...more

"When I first came here I didn't know what this organization was about. My supervisor was very nice and helpful. I was able to work with computers"...more

Community Improvement Organization History

Community Improvement Organization Inc. (CIO) was established on July 11, 2008 as a 501(3) nonprofit organization with a public charity status, in Miami, FL. Iris Paguada and Juan Paguada are the original founders of CIO. Iris Paguada currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer and Juan Paguada currently holds the position of Chief Operations Officer. CIO has provided services to over 13,600 members of the local communities of which include: providing food to residents in need, rebuilding of homes, and several park beautifications.

Our Programs

  • Hands-on Service Learning

    Our Hands-On Service Learning Program is intended to help student participants gain real world skills through Hands-on experience. Hands-On Service learning is comprised of 5 educational areas; Physics & Math, Writing/ literature/ Speech, sciences/Medical & technology, Media & Arts and Business/ finance.

  • Low Income Housing Repair

    The Low Income Housing Repair Program's goal it to improve the living conditions of low income families, people with special needs and the elderly. We assess the homes to determine the problem areas and adequate homes to provide positive living standards to our beneficiaries, as well as to make homes more accessible to people with special needs and seniors.

  • Basic Needs and Emergency Assistance

    The Basic Needs and Emergency Assistance Program provides services to low-income families, people with special needs and the elderly, who are experiencing hunger, financial emergency and cannot helped themselves.