Opportunity Neighborhood

Mission Statement

To support people and strengthen neighborhoods within affordable housing communities through cooperative partnerships.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments During 2017, Opportunity Neighborhood achieved the following outcomes: For the fourth year in a row, our agency was names a “Top Rated Nonprofit” by Greatnonprofits.org. (http://greatnonprofits.org/org/opportunity-neighborhood) Began a partnership with Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton to collaboratively organize the annual National Night Out celebration at Garden View Apartments which built community among 400 residents and the surrounding community. Created a literacy program within the out-of-school time program at Ames Lake Neighborhood to help struggling K-5th grade students achieve grade level reading or above. Additional funding from the Department of Public Safety’s Youth Intervention Program supports the program. 159 community events were provided at two affordable housing communities in order to build community and forge new positive relationships between residents. The average resident turnover at all service sites is 23% compared to the national average of 54% (National Apartment Association, 2014). Police Calls to Garden View Apartments in New Brighton are down 87% since the inception of the Courtesy Program. Began a new partnership with Hazelwood Apartments in West St. Paul to provide the Courtesy Program.
Current Goals Opportunity Neighborhood has 3 consistent goals we work to achieve each year at the affordable housing communities we serve. They are: 1. Increasing community safety 2. Increasing housing stability 3. Increasing opportunities for family success
Community or Constituency Served We serve children, families and individuals who live in affordable housing communities throughout the Twin Cities.
Geographic Area Served Currently, we serve the following affordable housing communities: Ames Lake Neighborhood, St. Paul’s Eastside neighborhood Garden View Apartments, New Brighton Hyde Park Apartments, New Brighton Wilder Square, St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$341,304
82.4%
Management
$31,728
7.7%
Fundraising
$41,268
10%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2017
$219,730
$206,134
$13,596
2016
$206,134
$175,684
$30,450
2015
$175,684
$174,760
$924

Organization Last Reviewed on 11/23/2015

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Address:
1417 10th Street NW. #104 #104
New Brighton, MN 55112
Phone: 651-636-6360

General Information

Alternative Name: Opportunity Neighborhood Development Corporation
EIN: 41-1923622
Principal Staff: Perry Lofquist
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 3
Volunteers: 20
Number of Clients: 3,550
Ruling Year: 1999

Board

Board Chair: Tom Schirber
Number of Board Members: 5
Board Meetings with Quorum: 8
Average Member Attendance: 4.2

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