The Liberty City Optimist Club (LCOC) is a 501c3 not for profit organization that provides after-school and summer programs to youth 4-16 years old in Liberty City and surrounding neighborhood.
Over 25 years of programming The LCOC has influenced the lives of thousands of children, young people, and families.
The Liberty City Optimist Club started out with a 12 boy baseball team by the name of MTUNDU (African word that means community). In 1990, Luther Campbell approached Samuel Johnson, a Metro Bus Operator about MTUNDU becoming an Optimist Club to expand its notoriety. On, October 1990, The Liberty City Optimist Club of Florida, Inc. was formed.
Education and Social Development is the primary goal of The Liberty City Optimist Club. The program has several components and activities designed to increase academic achievement, positive socialization, fitness, health, and parent involvement.