La Oportunidad, Inc.

Mission Statement

Organization’s Mission: To champion the development of Latino individuals and families to create a strong, peaceful community.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments We usually serve over 800 low-income Latino immigrants of all ages; however in 2020, our organization served 438 (lower number than usual due to Covid-19 and the destruction of our office building in the summer of 2020 during the civil unrest/protests). Based on the unprecedented circumstances, all programs exceeded expectations (average of 80% of all program outcomes). Details of outcomes and indicators for each program can be found in the next section (Current Year's Goals) and also in our 2020 Annual Report to the Community (uploaded on this site).
Current Goals Below is the proposed number of program participants and outcomes for each program for 2021 (similar for 2022) and the results for 2020: El Camino (The Path) Children Program: In 2021, El Camino will help 45 Latino children develop positive attitudes and behaviors in the areas of self, family, and community. (In 2020, 37 children participated in our program). Children will report results such as those below: -Increased positive feelings about themselves and their identity (2020: 87 percent) -Increased awareness of the importance of family and culture (2020: 95 percent) -Improved relationships with peers, friends and family members (2020: 93 percent) -Increased awareness of the importance of doing well in school and having positive involvement in their school and community (2020: 90 percent). Youth Programs: Youth Leadership Development Program: In 2021, the Youth Leadership Development Program will assist 120 youth in developing positive attitudes and behaviors in the areas of education, self, family, and community. (In 2020, 117 youth participated in our program: 102 in our school-based groups and specialized workshop --virtually and/or in-person, and 15 in our Latino Youth Leadership-Mentorship Academy). Youth will report results such as those below: -Increased participation in their education and life goals (2020: 85 percent) -Increased sense of self-esteem and self-worth (2020: 90 percent) -Improved relationships with peers, family members and others (2020: 87 percent) -Increased capacity for leadership and/or ability to make a positive contribution to their community (2020: 90 percent). Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference: Since late 2020 our Latino youth planned our (virtual) 2021 Latino Youth Leadership Conference. Its theme: Community Resiliency and Healing. 78 youth participated, over 95% rated the conference as a much needed resource to cope and not only survive but thrive during these challenging times. Young Professionals Career Path Program: In 2021, Young Professionals Career Path Program (Jóvenes Profesionales) 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. (In 2020, 155 youth and young adults participated in our school-based program groups and specialized career path workshops --virtual and/or in-person). Youth will report results such as those below: -Identified a career path that matches their strengths and interests (2020: 87 percent) -Identified required education and skills needed to pursue their career path (2020: 85 percent) -Developed a basic plan to fulfill their short and long-term career goals (2020: 80 percent) -Identified a mentor who can support them (2020: 83 percent) Parenting (Padres) Program: In 2021, Parenting Program (Padres) will help 50 parents learn how to support their children’s education and raise well-adjusted children who will contribute to their community. (In 2020, 43 parents participated in our program, school-based classes and specialized workshops --virtually and/or in-person). Parents will report results such as those listed below: -Developed positive parenting skills, applied them at home, and improved family relationships (2020: 92 percent) -Increased participation in their children’s education (2020: 100 percent) -Developed a stronger parenting support system in the community (2020: 95 percent) -Increased knowledge of personal financial management (2020: 90 percent) Latinos Ending Abuse Program (LEAP) In 2021, LEAP will help 100 domestic violence offenders learn and apply skills to end violent behavior in relationships, families, and communities. (In 2020, 86 adults participated in this program –virtually and/or in-person). Participants will report results such as those below: -Increased understanding of the impact of domestic violence on the family (2020: 94%) -Practiced concepts and skills shared in class as alternatives to violence and improved family relationships (2020: 95 percent) -Increased knowledge of personal financial management (2020: 90 percent) -Not re-offend after completion of the program (2020: 98%)
Community or Constituency Served Low-income Hispanic/Latino immigrants of all ages (children, youth and adults)
Geographic Area Served Twin Cities metro area, mostly Hennepin County

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Latino Youth Programs:
$106,464
Padres (Parenting) Program:
$56,195
Latinos Ending Abuse Program:
$55,672
El Camino (The Path) Program:
$36,288
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$284,587
86.7%
Management
$22,552
6.9%
Fundraising
$21,171
6.4%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2020
$368,320
$336,270
$32,050
2019
$336,270
$338,943
($2,673)
2018
$338,943
$331,135
$7,808

Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 01/01/2022

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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Connect

Address:
2700 E. Lake Street, Suite #3100 #3100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
Phone: 612-872-6165

General Information

Alternative Name: None
EIN: 36-3537919
Principal Staff: Eloisa Echavez
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 4
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: Usually, we serve over 800/year (however in 2020 due to the pandemic and the destruction of our office bldg in the summer of 2020, we served 438)
Ruling Year: 1988

Board

Board Chair: Anne Knauff
Number of Board Members: 5
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 4.2

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