La Oportunidad, Inc.

Mission Statement

The mission of La Oportunidad is to champion the development of Latino individuals and families to create a strong, peaceful community. The goal of La Oportunidad is to address the interconnected issues that impact underserved Twin Cities Latinos and which result in significant educational achievement gaps, high poverty rates, and high rates of domestic abuse.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments El Camino: 76 children participating in El Camino school-based weekly after-school program developed positive attitudes and behaviors in the areas of self, family, and community. They report results such as: • 81% increased positive feelings about themselves and their identity • 100% increased awareness of the importance of family and culture • 84% improved relationships with peers, friends and family members • 97% increased awareness of the importance of doing well in school and having positive involvement in their school and community Youth Leadership Development Program: 352 youth developed positive attitudes and behaviors in the areas of education, self, family, and community. 91 youth attended the after-school program and 261 took part in the summer session and leadership activities including our Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference. They reported results such as: • 89% increased participation in their education and life goals • 82% increased sense of self-esteem and self-worth • 89% improved relationships with peers, family members and others • 77% increased capacity for leadership and/or ability to make a positive contribution to their community Jóvenes Profesionales: 82 youth developed skills, tools and connections needed to complete high school, pursue a post-secondary education and/or launch a career path in this school-based weekly program. Youth reported results such as these: • 91% identified a career path that matches their strengths and interests • 94% identified required education and skills needed to pursue their career path • 95% developed a plan to fulfill their short and long-term career goals • 73% identified a mentor who can support them Padres: 105 parents learned how to support their children’s education and raise well-adjusted children who will contribute to their community and reported results such as: • 90% developed positive parenting skills, applied them at home, and improved family relationships • 98% increased participation in their children’s education • 95% developed a stronger parenting support system in the community • 88% increased knowledge of personal financial management LEAP: 173 domestic violence offenders learned and applied skills to end violent behavior in relationships, families, and communities. Offenders reported results such as: • 96% increased understanding of the impact of domestic violence on the family • 90% practiced concepts and skills shared in class as alternatives to violence and improved family relationships • 88% increased knowledge of personal financial management • 100% pledged not to re-offend after completion of the program, and did not re-offend
Current Goals Specific measurable program goals for 2017, with similar goals expected for 2018: El Camino will help 75 Latino children develop positive attitudes and behaviors in the areas of self, family, and community. Children will report results such as increased positive feelings about themselves and their identity, increased awareness of the importance of family and culture, improved relationships with peers, friends and family members, and increased awareness of the importance of doing well in school and having positive involvement in their school and community. The Youth Leadership Development Program will help 330 youth develop positive attitudes and behaviors in the areas of education, self, family, and community; 90 in the after-school program and 240 in the summer session and leadership activities including our Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference. Youth will report that programs provide increased participation in their education and life goals, increased sense of self-esteem and self-worth, improved relationships with peers, family members and others, and increased capacity for leadership and/or ability to make a positive contribution to their community. Jóvenes Profesionales school-based weekly program will help 80 youth develop the skills, tools and connections needed to complete high school, pursue a post-secondary education and/or launch a career path. Youth will report that programs help them identify a career path that matches their strengths and interests, identify required education and skills needed to pursue their career path, develop a plan to fulfill their short and long-term career goals and identify a mentor who can support them. Padres will help 100 parents learn how to support their children’s education and raise well-adjusted children who will contribute to their community. Parents will report results such as developing positive parenting skills, applying them at home, and improving family relationships; increasing participation in their children’s education; developing a stronger parenting support system in the community; and increasing knowledge of personal financial management. To remove barriers to participation, the Padres program offers child supervision/Early Literacy programming where participants’ children enjoy fun and interactive educational activities that improve literacy skills and kindergarten readiness. LEAP will help 150 domestic violence offenders learn and apply skills to end violent behavior in relationships, families, and communities. Offenders will report that classes help them increase understanding of the impact of domestic violence on the family, practice concepts and skills shared in class as alternatives to violence and improve family relationships, increase knowledge of personal financial management, and pledge not to re-offend after completion of the program.
Community or Constituency Served La Oportunidad serves primarily low-income, under-served Latino immigrants of all ages, most of whom live in Hennepin County.
Geographic Area Served Twin Cities metro area with emphasis on Hennepin County.

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$336,690
87.9%
Management
$24,175
6.3%
Fundraising
$21,958
5.7%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2016
$329,892
$321,238
$8,654
2015
$321,238
$320,243
$995
2014
$320,243
$319,651
$592

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/06/2017

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Address:
3200 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-872-6165

General Information

Alternative Name: La Oportunidad
EIN: 36-3537919
Principal Staff: Eloisa Echavez
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 4
Volunteers: 60
Number of Clients: 788
Ruling Year: 1988

Board

Board Chair: Brian Grande
Number of Board Members: 5
Board Meetings with Quorum: 12
Average Member Attendance: 4.3

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