December 28, 2016
It's not too late to make a difference this year.
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On the blog - we believe in all abilities

"By investing in Opportunity Partners, you invest in people's lives. You help individuals build themselves up and they, in turn, then build up our community."

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Thank you for your support during the food drive!

The Committee of Advocacy and Leadership (COAL) collected over 180 pounds of food during our December food drive. All food was given to the ICA Food Shelf in Minnetonka. Thank you all for your support. To learn more about advocacy and COAL, visit the website.
The most wonderful time of the year

We hope that you and your loved ones are having a fantastic holiday season. Many of us at OP enjoyed celebrations of our own!
Terry decorated frames in Anoka!
Members of the residential COAL group made holiday cards for vets!

WIOA - What you need to know

Thank you to everyone who has attended a Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) informational meeting so far. The meetings are required for guardians/individuals served by Opportunity Partners who are paid through Opportunity Partners (Production or SET employment). You will learn about new federal changes that affect you and actions you must take to satisfy the requirements of the new regulations. The Metropolitan Center for Independent Living is leading the meetings. For meetings at OP locations, advance registration is required due to limited space; no registration is needed for community meetings. View the  meeting schedule.
Contact legislators before January 3

On December 2, state officials issued the November budget forecast, projecting a $1.4 billion surplus for the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget biennium. What does this mean for our disability policy agenda?

A budget surplus helps the economic and political case for our policy agenda priorities, specifically seeking increased reimbursements to support higher wages for staff. However, it also emboldens other advocacy groups and policymakers to strengthen their funding requests. Please take this opportunity to educate your legislators on the work we do and why more state funding is needed to recruit and retain staff and meet our commitment to people with disabilities in Minnesota.

Please refer to the information here to contact your legislators before January 3, the start of the 2017 Legislative session. Thank you!
Upcoming Events

March 2, 2017 - Hopkins Noontime Lions Spaghetti Dinner
May 20, 2017 - Opportunity Partners Gala

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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.