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tjschirber

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Review for Opportunity Neighborhood, New Brighton, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Opportunity Neighborhood, New Brighton, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Opportunity Neighborhood, New Brighton, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I got involved at the genesis of Opportunity Neighborhood about 10 years ago. I watched as Perry Lofquist came aboard and assembled a collaborative community effort. There are a variety of great community organizations that are committed to families and kids and each sees great value in working directly with Opportunity Neighborhood. I know very few organizations that are as innovative as this one is. And very few organizations can effectively build a network of safeguards and programs along with other organizations who care about families in large housing communities. In my view Opportunity Neighborhood has been able to step back and let other succeed for the sake of families. While doing that the great staff and board has become effective and successful in fostering its mission.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member