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Phone: 651-636-6360
1417 10th Steet NW, #104
New Brighton
Minnesota 55112
USA
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Target demographics: children and families be safe, have stable housing and have opportunities for family sucess programming.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 3,550 children and families living in affordable housing communities by providing programs and services that increase community safety, stability and opportunities for family success.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help a student with homework, do a collection at their work/school/place of worship for needed items (school supplies/winter wear, etc....), or help with a community building activity.

Geographic areas served: affordable housing communities throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul

Programs: Ames After Hours: An after-school program and summer day camp for K-5th youth

Ames Teen Group: An out-of-school time program providing 6th-12th grade youth after school activities, internships, teen nights and field trips.

Courtesy: A Courtesy Officer patrols the housing community, addresses minor lease violations and builds relationships with residents.

Family Success Program: A housing stability program providing rent assistance and case management to increase a family’s household income and housing stability.

Information and Referral Services: Residents can call or drop-in at the Resident Services office to obtain resources for food, clothing, etc...

Early Childhood Education: ECFE classes and playdates for children 0-5 years old and their caregivers.

Community Events: Increasing social connectedness, community events are held weekly in the community space.

Special Initiatives: Programs created to meet a specific community need.

Mission:

Opportunity Neighborhood supports people and strengthens neighborhoods within affordable housing communities through cooperative partnerships. 

Results:
2013 Agency Accomplishments

Formed partnership with the St. Paul Police Activities League and the ITA Foundation to provide literacy tutoring to youth at Ames Lake Neighborhood.

Hosted our 11th annual National Night Out celebration in August. The largest community building event of the year with over 800 residents.

Provided 295 community events that were attended by 4,750 residents (duplicated count).

Continued to keep crime calls low at all 5 affordable housing communities where Courtesy is provided.

4,392 hours of courtesy provided in 2013.

350 hours of homework instruction provided through Ames After Hours’ after-school program.


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09/18/14
I have had the privilege to work with the Summer Youth Camp Program this year. The staff did an excellent job of providing the kids opportunities to attend a variety of events that provided new and challenging ideas. I was very impressed a how Lisa and the rest of the staff encouraged and fostered... more »
09/10/14
This organization builds stronger communities through active participation in after school programs and providing security for neighborhoods in need of that stabilizing force. I have witnessed first hand the joy this program brings to the members of the communities that they serve... more »
09/02/14
We have been partnering with the Opportunity Neighborhood Afterschool program for years. We partnered with them on intergenerational opportunities for our seniors to participate in. They have done so much great work in the community and especially on the eastside of St. Paul where there is a ... more »
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