Opportunity Neighborhood

Mission Statement

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

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments During 2018, Opportunity Neighborhood achieved the following outcomes: Received a Minnesota State Arts Board Partners in Arts Participation Grant to host an 8-day breakdancing residency with world-renown breaker MN Joe and BRKFST Dance Company at Ames Lake Neighborhood. Decreased the number of police calls to Garden View Apartments to only 83. That’s an 85% decrease since we began providing Courtesy services at the property in 2000. Thanks to increased literacy efforts and the addition of a literacy intern, 88% of Ames Lake 1st-5th grade students increased or achieved grade level reading skills as measured by pre/post literacy assessments. The average resident turnover at all service sites is 31% compared to the national average of 54% (National Apartment Association, 2014). 183 community events were provided at two affordable housing communities in order to build community and forge new positive relationships between residents. The agency continues to earn recognition of quality programming and sound governing practices as demonstrated by receiving: Great Non-Profit’s 2018 Top-Rated Non-Profits designation (http://greatnonprofits.org/org/opportunity-neighborhood), CharitiesReview Council’s Accountability Standards (http://www.smartgivers.org/Charity/Review/opportunity_neighborhood) and GuideStar’s 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency (https://www.guidestar.org/profile/41-1923622) .
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 Large affordable housing communities throughout the Twin Cities metro.
Geographic Area Served Ames Lake Neighborhood, St. Paul, MN Garden View Apartments, New Brighton, MN Hyde Park Apartments, New Brighton, MN Wilder Square, St. Paul, MN

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 11/30/2018

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

General Information

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


Board Chair: Tom Schirber
Number of Board Members: 5
Board Meetings with Quorum: 4
Average Member Attendance: 3

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