September 28, 2016
Welcome back to Opportunity Partners' monthly e-newsletter, providing you with the latest news, events and ways to get involved.
Your support helps us celebrate success

On September 25, Opportunity Partners held its annual Success Celebration at Hyland Hills Chalet in Bloomington to honor the personal, professional and collective progress made by the individuals we support! The theme was Sweet Success.
Lucas won the Heart Award
Emily won the Impact Award
Rob won the Choice Award

Five awards were given to people who exemplify our organizational values of Impact, Choice, Heart, Partnership and Spirit! Congratulations to the winners and all of the nominees. Photos from the fun-filled day can be found on Facebook.
Tori loves her job at EPCO
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)!

For many people with disabilities, finding a job is an important step toward independence. This would not be possible without the help of our business partners.

Engineered Products Company (EPCO) has partnered with us since 2011. Monday through Friday, 20 Opportunity Partners workers go to their Minnetonka location and assemble electrical components. 

A huge thanks to EPCO for investing in inclusion and giving people with all abilities the chance to be employed! Keep your eye out during October for more stories!
Elizabeth and Alex at the State Fair
On the blog - community living

"I feel lucky to have had the chance to meet Alex and his wife. They have enriched my life and brought me so much joy to see them settled in a safe and affordable apartment..."

As an Independent Living Skills Case Manager with Opportunity Partners, every day can be different. In the latest blog, Elizabeth Buhmann talks about her experience helping someone move into a better apartment. Read more.
Koch Campus annual pin ceremony a success, thanks to your support

Family, friends and staff gathered on Friday, September 16 for Koch Campus' annual picnic and pin ceremony. Everyone enjoyed lunch and watching people receive service pins ranging from 5 to 63 years! Thank you to staff, families and friends for attending!

Save the date!

We hope you will join us for the 'great Minnesota give-together' and support Opportunity Partners! Stay tuned for more information!
Upcoming Events

October 2016 - National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October 24, 2016 - Family Night
November 17, 2016 - Give to the Max Day

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Established in 1953, Opportunity Partners helps people with disabilities live, learn and 
work more independently through innovative services and collaborations with business. 

One of the largest social service agencies in Minnesota, we 
support more than 2,000 people with disabilities each year.