OPPORTUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD Overview
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Target demographics: children and families be safe, have stable housing and have opportunities for family sucess programming.
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, developmental screenings and playdates for children 0-5 years old and their parents.
Community Events: Promoting social connectedness, community events are held weekly in the community space.
Special Initiatives: Programs created to meet a specific community need.
Opportunity Neighborhood supports people and strengthens neighborhoods within affordable housing communities through cooperative partnerships.
Partnership with the St. Paul Police Activities League and the ITA Foundation to provide literacy tutoring to youth at Ames Lake Neighborhood.
Hosted our 8th 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).
Crime calls remain low at all 5 affordable housing communities where Courtesy is provided.
7,290 hours of courtesy provided in 2012.
350 hours of homework instruction provided through Ames After Hours’ after-school program.