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Opportunity Neighborhood

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Senior Citizens Housing & Retirement Communities, Seniors, Unknown, Youth Development Programs

Mission:

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

Results: 2019 Agency Accomplishments: *Ames Lake Neighborhood was recognized by the St. Paul Police Department for hosting National Night Out at the property for ten consecutive years. In 2019, over 400 residents and community service providers attended. *For the third year in a row, Opportunity Neighborhood has partnered with Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton to provide National Night Out at Garden View Apartments. This year’s celebration brought together over 300 residents and community service providers. *The agency now provides the Courtesy Program at Broadway Flats in North Minneapolis and Eastside Apartments in St. Paul. This brings the total number of properties the program is provided at to 5 representing 4 different property owners and 3 management companies. *92% of youth participating in the literacy program at Ames Lake Neighborhood increased or achieve their grade level reading skills. *Decreased the number of police calls to Garden View Apartments to only 73. That’s an 86% decrease since we began providing Courtesy services at the property in 2000. *The average resident turnover at all service sites is 32% compared to the national average of 54% (National Apartment Association, 2014).

Target demographics: Children and families be safe, have stable housing and have opportunities for family success 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, housing stability and opportunities for family success.

Geographic areas served: Affordable housing communities throughout the Twin Cities metro.

Programs: * Early Childhood Education: Early childhood family education classes, toddler playdates and clothes/toy exchanges for children 0-5 years old and their parents/caregivers in the affordable housing’s community space at no cost. * Out-of- School Time/Youth Intervention: After-school, evening and summer opportunities for youth K-12th grade to engage in academic, recreation, life skills training and enrichment activities in the affordable housing’s community space at no cost. * Safety Initiatives: Courtesy staff patrols the affordable housing community, addresses minor lease violations, builds relationships with residents, and partners with the housing management and local law enforcement to create a safe and stable community. Last year we provide 6,500 hours of Courtesy at 5 affordable housing communities. * Information and Referral Services: Residents can call, email or drop-in at the Resident Services office to obtain resources for food, clothing, transportation, employment, health, etc... In 2014, we provided 162 residents with information and referrals. * Community Events: Promoting social connectedness and building community, resident identified community events are held weekly in the affordable housing’s community space at no cost. Examples of community events include: National Night Out, community dinners, BINGO, crafts, billiards, movie nights and holiday parties. * Special Initiatives: Programs created to meet a specific community need or short-term enrichment program provided through a community partnership. We currently have a literacy program for struggling K-2nd grade youth at Ames Lake Neighborhood provided through a partnership with the I.T.A Foundation and Police Activities League. We have also had healthy community dinners & nutritional education program at Garden View Apartments and University Dale Apartments provided through a partnership with Allina Health and the University of Minnesota Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

Community Stories

85 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Opportunity Neighborhood for over 10 plus years. They have never wavered from It’s mission to support families and strengthen neighborhoods within affordable housing communities, with goals to increase community safety, housing stability, and opportunities for family success. Opportunity Neighborhood truly cares about all members residing within the affordable housing communities that it serves.

It is my hope that Opportunity Neighborhood will be able to increase funding and support from corporate partners and individuals to a level that will allow it to continue to develop new programs for youth and family success, while continuing to improve those core programs that have made Opportunity Neighborhood the organization that it is today.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Opportunity Neighborhood, continues to live up to its mission of supporting people and strengthening neighborhoods within affordable housing communities, through cooperative partnerships. The programs that it offers continue to make a difference in the lives of the those families and individuals that live in affordable housing communities that it supports. I am prod to not only be a supporter but also serve as a board member of this organization

Keith Bluford

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked as a Literacy Intern and Summer Camp Teacher for Opportunity Neighborhood at the Ames Lake site and loved my experience! The staff and organization itself were extremely friendly and helpful to the community, always answering questions, helping out residents and providing many different programs to meet the needs of the families. One of the fantastic programs that I was a part of was the Ames Lake Summer Camp. Students were able to participate in partnership organizations, such as Scouts, St. Paul Public Library, Art Mobile, Youthprise Nutrition program and St. paul Police P.A.L. program. Students also attended field trips that enriched their learning and skills. We took them to a movie theater, water park, roller skating rank, library and wilderness inquiry, and the Midtown Global Market in which many of students have never gone or experienced before. Opportunity Neighborhood provides so much of their time connecting with other organizations to give back to their community and it was such an amazing experience to be part of the Opportunity Neighborhood team in helping assist students and families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Serving at Opportunity Neighborhood Ames Lake as a Summer Reads Literacy VISTA this summer was a great experience. The Summer Camp program was fun and enriching. The staff was caring and kind. The kids were eager to learn and have fun!

Natarri

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a Summer Reads VISTA in summer 2018. I happily reflect upon the caring, communicative staff that created a positive environment for staff and learners alike. One of the best locations I have been placed at for Summer Reads.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with Opportunity Neighborhood was very positive! The staff treated one another-and students-with respect. The activities planned for students in summer programming were quite engaging for students. Weekly field trips allowed program participants to venture into the community and explore new locations. The programming was well thought-out and program themes were fun for students. The staff was always willing to support one another and ensure that the needs of students were met.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I often visit the Ames location for birth to five program (which I love and have recommended to all my friends and family members!!!) and recently attended their National Night Out and it was amazing. My family all attended and it was such an experience to remember. All the staff is so helpful, especially Chan. I am so blessed to be able to have access to such great programs.. I hope they stick around forever! We are so lucky to have them!!

Sam B.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Opportunity neighborhood is a wonderful place to be. All the staff work together to make sure that the kids are having fun and learning. I should know I was one of those staff over the summer as a VISTA it was such a amazing experience for me and I really enjoyed it.

tjschirber

Board Member

Rating: 5

As the current Board Chair for Opportunity Neighborhood I have had the privilege of working directly with Perry Lofquist and Kris Ziegler. I have learned that the small staff works efficiently and effectively. Funds are raised on time, reports are thorough and consistently accurate, and programs for family and children continue to grow. Many families come to a property because of the programs for their children. Perry is passionate about making sure the mission is fulfilled and the children and families get real help from the programming. Property owners and managers love that the programs are being offered on their sites. The properties with "Courtesy", a form of security through relationships, see great value for their business. I am honored to be a part of Opportunity Neighborhood and that I am able to contribute to this wonderful group.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Opportunity Neighborhood is uniquely positioned to provide innovative services for children, families, and safety in large multifamily properties. Great work is being done with after school programs that help families succeed. Large complexes often have a variety of safety needs that require flexibility with and knowledge of multi-cultural issues on site. Opportunity Neighborhood has developed a one of a kind program to address many of these issues call "Courtesy" which daily places a caring adult where difficult circumstances exist. I have been continually impressed with the staff's ability to adapt and implement effective solutions on these large properties.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a very enjoyable and memorable time in volunteering at one of Opportunity Neighborhood's annual "National Night Out"! The staff are always friendly, helpful, and hardworking. They made me feel very welcomed. There was plenty of food, activities, (and music), for the whole community and children that attended. There was never a dull moment and everyone in attendance including the staff all had a good, positive, safe and fun time. I am definitely looking forward in volunteering at Opportunity Neighborhood again in the future!

1 Kspil

Board Member

Rating: 5

“I have seen first-hand as a board member the positive impact opportunity neighborhood has on children and communities. The staff is deeply committed to their work and the mission. They are so selfless in the way they care for the people that they serve. We benefit as a community in so many ways by the services provided by the group.”

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked closely with Opportunity Neighborhood for several years now. I have seen first hand what their efforts have done to help change a neighborhood (Gardenview Apartments) from a very high area of crime to one that has a very low crime rate. I have seen what their efforts with coordinating National Night Out has meant to that complex and the relationships it has built. The security they provide on a regular basis during the evening and late night hours has been very efficient and professional. It has helped greatly in reducing police calls for service. The Courtesy Patrol have been easy to work with and provided information and assistance to the public safety department that has been very valuable. The additional programs and outreach that Opportunity Neighborhood has offered the youth in this neighborhood is also extremely valuable.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a really good experience. One of my best memories here is going on field trips with friends.

1 Thor W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I absolutely loved working here no complaints was sad to leave and would gladly work here again !!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I loved my times at opportunity neighborhood. The kids are so easy to approach and the relationships you build with the kids are amazing. I enjoyed it because they had a set schedule. If the routine changed everyday, I think it would’ve been really unorganized, but it was always organized and the activities that were done always engaged the students. I enjoyed it so much that after my program with them ended, I went back to volunteer before school started.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I continue to be honored to serve as a Board Member for Opportunity Neighborhood, an organization that focuses on creating safe and stable neighborhoods through onsite programming and services such as onsite courtesy programs that focuses on solving problems within the community vs having escalated to police. In addition, safe and affordable housing communities are more likely to thrive when the families have access to out-of-school time/youth intervention, safety initiatives, information and referral, community events and special initiatives. All of which Opportunity Neighborhood has. I recently had the pleasure of attending one of their special events where children were exposed to both the history and art of break dancinng, including the children learning the dance moves themselves. It was pure joy to show how the children expressed themselves, had fun and most importantly, demonstrated self confidence and willingness to try new things. These type of programs instill life lessons that will carry forward for these children as they grow, creating a foundation for success. So proud of the work Opportunity Neighborhood does. Keep it up!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The after-school program gives kids great opportunities to express their creativity and to learn important lessons. This benefits from and contributes to the vibrant community life at Ames Lake.

1 Eugene V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The kids are a cheerful bunch, always full of energy. The teenagers are always wanting to help and volunteer with the staff.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ames Lake Opportunity Neighborhood is a wonderful community with caring, kind, and thoughtful families. The birth to 5 montessori class at the community center is especially great and a fun place for people to get to know each other and for kids to play together!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so glad to be a part of a group at Christ the King Lutheran Church, New Brighton, who joined with Opportunity Neighborhood in sponsoring National Night Out. Our experience last August was so energizing! Opportunity Neighborhood provided the leadership and most of what was needed to put on the event. From our church we sponsored one of the bouncies, brought produce from our Community Garden, blood pressure checking by our parish nurses, music from two singing groups, representatives of our Latino ministry Cristo Rey, and several volunteers. We look forward again to jointly sponsoring with Opportunity Neighborhood next August's National Night Out with our neighborhood.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so glad to be a part of a group at Christ the King Lutheran Church, New Brighton, who joined with Opportunity Neighborhood in sponsoring National Night Out. Our experience last August was so energizing! Opportunity Neighborhood provided the leadership and most of what was needed to put on the event. From our church we sponsored one of the bouncies, brought produce from our Community Garden, blood pressure checking by our parish nurses, music from two singing groups, representatives of our Latino ministry Cristo Rey, and several volunteers. We look forward again to jointly sponsoring with Opportunity Neighborhood next August's National Night Out with our neighborhood.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We, SPPD, have been partners with this organization for many years and I can personally say for myself, the last five years have been very beneficial for both sides. Look forward to many more successful years.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand as a board member the positive impact opportunity neighborhood has on children and communities. The staff is deeply committed to their work and the mission. We benefit as a community in so many ways by the services provided by the group.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In my previous work with Opportunity Neighborhood (ON), I've had the pleasure to see, first-hand, the success stories that have come to play through the mission and vision of ON. I've seen adolescents meet each other for the first time in the after-school program and become best friends and top students at their school, shy children become confident individuals throughout their participation in the after-school program, parents relieved of stress because of the resources and referrals provided, adults finding jobs through the residential assistance and computer access. I could go on but all of these are just a few minor examples of what ON has accomplished through their hard work and services in keeping families in affordable housing safe and supported.

If anyone were looking to donate and support an organization that was making a difference, I would highly recommend Opportunity Neighborhood for their establishment of quality programming and meeting the needs families.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Parents of low income families, especially single moms, rely heavily on programing that will help them be better parents. After school programs, academic and activities for children, family events are of tremendous support to struggling families. Children are happy to know they have a place to go and someone to interact with after school. Parents are able to stay at work and avoid loosing their jobs better. ONDC helps to make sure the pay checks are maximum. The best thing I have witnessed about ONDC programing is that staff is continually looking for better ways to bring stability to families at school, at work, and at home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Opportunity Neighborhood was a wonderful and diverse place to volunteer at. The children were very energetic and the staff members are very helpful. The staff members inform you about situations or upcoming events that are happening in the neighborhood.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I consider myself very lucky to be able to witness how this nonprofit organization works on a day to day basis. The employees of this organization make a huge difference on the children in the Ames Lake Neighbor Community located in East Saint Paul. The staff works so hard to educate the children and help them achieve in school with tutoring after school and a bookmobile that comes to the community.

Not only does this organization help the children in the community but also the adults that need help finding resources for food, furniture and access to a computer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really enjoy watching how involved ONDC is with the children of Ames Lake Neighborhood. I like how they keep the children involved and how they all participate one way or another in the program.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I reside at Ames Lake and I have resided here for two years. I love the program that Kacee Moua is in charge of here at Ames Lake neighborhood. It is a very positive program and she is a great leader. Kacee is in charge of resident services and she is always positive and energetic and she is a very sweet and endearing person. The resident services program is about families as well as individuals both of which I think is great. Kacee and Lee(Kacee's assistant) are always very helpful and patient and they are both dedicated and work hard to make sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable and that is a very big plus for me.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The biggest contribution to increasing community safety at Garden View Apartments has been the community building. When people feel they are part of a community they take ownership of their community. As people take ownership they have a desire to be a contributing member to make their community better. As a result of the community building done by Opportunity Neighborhood people no longer become afraid to call the police when someone is behaving out of the norms of the community to they can preserve the safety and quality of their community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The are a great organization that really makes a difference in the communities they serve. Their innovative programming is very effective in neighborhood stabilization. Their services improve those whom they are providing them for and allow for safe and secure living spaces.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work in social services and frequently refer parents to the Ames Opportunity Neighborhood for family support and high quality child care. The Ames Opportunity Neighborhood after school program is always seeking new ways to offer learning, engagement and caring to the youth they serve. Kacee Moua is a great leader who is really the driver for innovation and improvement at this program.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Spending my Wednesday afternoons with these boys has been quite the pleasure . I admire all the staff and the way they lead , assist , and build with the children within the program . They were ALWAYS more than welcoming and forever pleasent with me and my experience! One of my all time favorite programs I have been involved with due to the relationships I was able to build . Thankful for Ames lake !

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have seen Kris, Kacee and the team be intentional at collecting and looking at data to inform continuous quality improvement in their programs. Their commitment to quality and collaboration have made it a pleasure to work with them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Kris and her team have been a delight to work with. In the past few month, the Twin Cities Mobile Market has been a new addition to the Garden View and we couldn't ask for a better group to people to work with. They truly care about the resident.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the great pleasure to work together with Kacee Moua, Resident Services Coordinator, and Opportunity Neighborhood on an early childhood program called Birth to Five. The Birth to Five Early Childhood Program serves parents with young children and provides a space to grow, learn and develop community relationships. Kacee's professionalism and the care and attention she gives to her residents is exceptional. Kacee and the other staff at Opportunity Neighborhood clearly value their community!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

ACES partnered with Ames Lake Opportunity Network to provide innovative field trips exposing 3rd-5th graders to post-graduate opportunities. Students had a blast visiting Metro State University and Century College. Staff were professional, organized, and maintained clear communication throughout planning and implementation process.

Bee M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The children and staff were energetic and articulate. We hosted the students - elementary aged - for a campus visit and I was surprised at how engaged they were. The students asked many intellectual questions, were respectful, and engaged in all of our activities. The Opportunity Neighborhood staff also helped with activities and encouraged their students to ask questions. Because of the generous help from their staff, the campus visit went by smoothly.

Marilyn55

Donor

Rating: 5

I support Opportunity Neighborhood because of the exceptional programs they offer their residents.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have made a donation to Opportunity Neighborhood for several years, and when I see pictures of the smiling faces of the children and adults in the monthly newsletter , I know my donation is being well spent. The programs and services continue to survive and even grow year after year.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am glad to serve opportunity Neighborhood board.because this board can address complex issues and anticipate challenges and assessing risks, having diverse board from different background really helps diverse board allows for the opportunity neighborhood better anti-cipate and consider the concerns and perspectives of all key constituencies, I have confidence and trust to the board and executive director that they can delivery for their neighborhood.

Terry91

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This organization is a strong partner with our free summer lunch program located nearby their Garden View site. Both organizations enjoy cross marketing programs that meet the needs of lower income households. It is a good fit and a great partnership.

Branica X.

Former staff

Rating: 5

I worked for Opportunity Neighborhood at the Ames Lake location as a Youth Programmer for 9 months. It was an amazing learning experience for me. The staff are very supportive of each other, especially my supervisor Kacee Moua. I was also using my work hours at ON for hours in my internship as a Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies major. Although, it wasn't structured to be an internship, Kacee offered to help me as much as possible. The overall program was great for teens and kids. As the programmer, I had to meet certain requirements such as covering certain learning and beneficial topics each month. We also followed the YPQA so that we had a quality-program. Each child and teen was offered a full meal so that they wouldn't go home hungry. This made Opportunity Neighborhood a home for a lot of teens and kids. I am happy to say I was once part of this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Opportunity Neighborhood is an amazing place for kids to go after school! They provide homework help, and plan fun, constructive learning activities that the kids will enjoy! They cater to many different needs and you can really tell that the staff care for the kids, and are passionate about the service they are providing for them. Opportunity Neighborhood was a really fun place to work and I learned so much not just from the staff, but also the kids!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My church small group volunteered with Opportunity Housing for National Night Out. We had such a wonderful time meeting the staff and families that live in New Brighton. We are excited to work with them again!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the Parent Education Coordinator for the Montessori Center of Minnesota, it has been an honor and a pleasure for our organization to partner with Opportunity Neighborhood for our weekly Birth to Five Early Childhood Program. I have been so impressed with the professionalism, leadership, resourcefulness and enthusiasm of Kacee Moua who serves as a co-coordinator of this successful program at the Ames-Lake Community Center. We look forward to our continued partnership with Opportunity Neighborhood as we work toward our common goal of supporting the healthy development of children and their families.

Client Served

Rating: 5

"Birth to Five Early Childhood Program" welcomes parents/caregivers and their children every week at Ames Lake Community Center. Children and the adults in their lives love to gather in the mornings to read, work, play and prepare food to share with each other.
Much of our success is thanks to the great people that run the center, specially Kacee Moua, Resident Services Coordinator. The staff is always kind and welcoming, the facilities are clean and beautiful and Kacee is amazingly helpful with planning, setting up, assisting the families and cleaning after the event.
Families around the neighborhood come together and strengthen their bonds as they learn about early childhood and find support in this program sponsored by the Montessori Center of Minnesota.
Thanks Opportunity Neighborhood!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you Kacee for having an awesome and safe place for kids to learn, grow and make new friends. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to come in and have Girl Scout meetings, they are the best part of my week!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to work with this group at our anti-bullying summit and it was phenomenal. Their staff and students were huge in the success of the summit. They helped with transitions as well as facilitation of the activities that the summit had to offer. They were energetic and out-going which really laid the foundation for the summit and the expectations for the participants. I think they were very important on what we wanted from the summit and to be more specific raised my expectations of what this could be in the future. The kids were open and honest and I think they allowed it to be a more intimate space for all. I would like to say that Kacee was also very important to the summit. She was like and extra arm with all the help she provided. I would have to say that she was very genuine about her intentions and what makes that so great is that we (as staff) fed off her energy.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

Opportunity Neighborhood is a fantastic nonprofit. The work they do in the communities they serve has great value to youth and families. Their staff and board truly care about the quality of the work they do, and it shows.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a chance to observe the program for a day and it was a huge learning experience for me. Great youth workers utilizing best practices, maximizing moments, and building strong relationships with youth. The program was organized, staff were well-prepared, and youth were positive, respectful, and excited to learn. Ames Lake Summer Camp is the epitome of a well-run youth program that clearly is making a positive impact.

Donor

Rating: 5

As part of a PayItForward MN opportunity, I got to know what Opportunity Neighborhood offers to kids, families, and communities in MN. I was particularly impressed with the Courtesy program. I appreciate when people can work through and resolve issues with greater understanding of similarities and differences. We are all on this planet together. Courtesy is universal as well.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great non-profit! With Opportunity Neighborhood, the emphasis on service.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 4

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended many Opportunity Neighborhood events in the past four years and I absolutely love this organization. They are very friendly, organized, and show personal interest in the residents whom they serve.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great nonprofit! We work closely with them as "neighbors" in the community and we enjoy all the residents and staff every encounter. I can't speak highly enough about them!

Donor

Rating: 4

Opportunity Neighborhood provides timely, consistant, and evidenced-based programming to the youth, family and community members they serve. The value of having these services and the activities that O.N. provides to residents makes a huge imprint on the overall community safety and sense of 'wellness' and pride that benefits residents and the community at large. A vaulable programming and 'human development resource and a 'win-win' for everyone they touch.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the opportunity to volunteer with this group many times over the past 3+ years. I've spent time at the after school program, summer field trips, back to school bingo and holiday party. Everything that this organization does for the families and most importantly the children in the neighborhood is so wonderful!! Opportunity Neighborhood is truly making a difference in the community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is such a great and supportive non-profit organization. I had the pleasure of working with staff members to serve girls in the area and am definitely impressed with the care and concern they have for their students.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just want to say that Our courtesy patrol that works on our property is amazing, if they are on duty and you need anything you can call and they will be there in no time flat. I know that they are really good with responding to complaints from residents that are having issues and they make sure they are walking our property so that there is no junk going on in the parking lots or our buildings. I feel so much at ease with courtesy on our property.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteered for the second year in a row with Opportunity Neighborhood for their National Night Out event. They host a wonderful neighborhood block party at one of the complexes they service, and it is a joy to see the community come together to celebrate. Highly rewarding experience, and I hope to continue to help out!