Impact and Programs
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.
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