In 2019, La Oportunidad provided programs to over 849 unduplicated Twin Cities Latinos of all ages with programs for children, youth, adults and families. La Oportunidad exceeded its program goals, maintained organizational stability and positively impacted Latinos in the community. Key accomplishments during the year include:
Direct Services: Over 849 unduplicated Latino children, youth, parents, and adults gained practical skills, achieved greater capacity, learned to nurture healthy relationships and connected to a stronger and more peaceful community by participating in programs.
Latino Youth Leadership Conference: 242 middle and high school youth representing over 20 Minneapolis, suburban and outstate schools and 50 adults attended this one-day event.
Young Professionals Program: This program became a regular career path program at La Oportunidad after running for three years of a successful pilot.
Padres Parenting Program and Latinos Ending Abuse Program: These programs designed for adults reached directly 200 adults who showed outstanding progress during the program sessions.
Community Education & Outreach: Approximately, 20,000 individuals were reached through La Oportunidad’s En Familia (In the Family) cable TV program, coordinating events, educational presentations and partnerships.
We Can’t Do it Alone
La Oportunidad relies on the support and assistance of many strategic partnerships to do our work. In addition to the supporters recognized on page ten and eleven of our 2019 Annual Report*, other key partners include:
Minneapolis Public Schools: La Oportunidad has partnered with the Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education Department since 1999. In partnership with 21st Century Community Learning Centers, La Oportunidad provides effective after school education, enrichment, engagement and cultural programming that complement the regular academic program in order to help students achieve, connect and thrive. As a Certified Community Partner with the district, La Oportunidad offered programs onsite at several elementary, middle, and high schools in Minneapolis.
Additional Partners in 2019 include:
- Anthony Middle School
- Augsburg University
- Hennepin County Library
- Hopkins Public School
- Hopkins North Junior High School
- Inver Grove Heights Middle School
- Lincoln Internatonal High School
- Minneapolis Television Network (MTN)
- MN Department of Natural Resources & Natonal
- Wildlife Refuge
- Minnesota Governor’s Ofce of Inclusion
- Minnesota Literacy Council/Open Door Learning
- University of Minnesota
- Urban Ventures
- Youth Interventon Programs Associaton
- Window Dual Immersion School
* Link to full 2019 Annual Report to the Community: