In 2015, La Oportunidad provided programs to 870 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: 870 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: 258 middle and high school youth representing 24 Minneapolis, suburban and outstate schools and 68 adults attended this one-day event.
Young Professionals Program: This program became a regular career path program at La Oportunidad after running for two years of a successful pilot.
Padres Parenting Program and Latinos Ending Abuse Program: These programs designed for adults reached directly 322 parents who showed outstanding progress during the program sessions.
Financial Wellness Education: Over 400 Latino youth and adults received three to eight hours of financial education. Topics included budgeting, banking and post-secondary education funding.
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 2015 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 Andersen United Elementary, Bancroft Elementary, Folwell Middle School, Ramsey Middle School, Roosevelt High School, Sanford Middle School and Wellstone International High School.
Additional Partners in 2015 include:
- Augsburg College
- City of Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevetion/ Blueprint for Action
- Hennepin County Library
- Lincoln International High School
- Latino Economic Development Center
- Minneapolis Television Network (MTN)
- Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
- Minnesota History Center
- Minnesota Literacy Council/Open Door Learning
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- North Park Elementary School
- Pope John Paul II Catholic School
- Sagrado Corazón Church
- Twin Cities Public Television (TPT)
- University Of Minnesota
- Urban Ventures
- Waite House- Neighborhood Center
- Windom Dual Immersion School
- Youth Intervention Programs Association