After 57 years of serving Miami in rental facilities, the Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Foundation, Inc. secured a pledge to gain site control for a facility to become the organizations home. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami Valley utilized UDF’s investment to transform their new facility into an educational-mentoring resource center. Now known as the Carnival Center for Excellence, the new headquarters for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami provide a huge boost to kids that are mentored in the South Florida area. The building location was selected because it is conveniently located on a major thoroughfare with access to public transportation and free ground-level parking. The Carnival Center for Excellence opened early winter 2016 and costs for building and design totaled $7,000,000. The organization initially plans to use about 23,000 sq. ft. of the 43,000 sq. ft. facility and lease out the rest.