OPPORTUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD

Rating: 4.75 stars   32 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Seniors

Location: 1417 10th Steet NW, #104 New Brighton MN 55112 USA

Mission:

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

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

I met with Perry a few months ago to discuss his ideas for bringing a community dinner to 2 of the apartment sites. He planned to host a meal 2 times per month at each site. I was thrilled to have our Nutrition Education program be invited to partner with Opportunity Neighborhood on this project. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program has been working with limited income families for over 40 years teaching how to make healthy, home cooked meals that are tasty, easy and low cost. The staff at both sites have been extremely helpful and supportive in working with our staff. We now have several adult learners at each site that are participating in a series of nutrition classes.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

I loved volunteering at opportunity neighborhood! I was able to meet and work with a lot of great people and get quality experience for workers my in the the human service field.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I wish I could do 6 stars. I have been at Ames Lake since I was in grade school, and have been volunteering there since i graduated from High School. I really like the different backgrounds of the kids there. I think after school program is the best!

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Rating: 4 stars  

Opportunity Neighborhood is a great organization! They provide amazing services to the youth and families they serve and it's clear how much the kids grow from being involved with their events and programming. I'm always happy to support Opportunity Neighborhood!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I have been with Opportunity Neighborhood for a couple years. Ames after school program is amazing, striving for a quality program! They engage the youths by providing them a safe place for youth voice, engagement, and to be a leader. Youths had been through the after school program for elementary youths to the teens program, and came back to give back to the program by being a volunteer.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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 relationships between the youth participants and the local Law Enforcement community. The young people we got to know were very well behaved and had lots of questions. The officers that attended the program events reported back that they very much enjoyed the opportunity to spend time and talk with the kids involved and look forward to working with the Ames Lake program in the future.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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 deficit in community resources. The staff works really hard to ensure great experience for the kids and their families! They are a wonderful asset to the community!

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Rating: 4 stars  

Opportunity Neighborhood is a wonderful organization. They share, they give back to the community and they engage in personal needs to the residents and the community. It is a great organization to volunteer with! I thank Opportunity Neighborhood for letting me be a part of their work.

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