February 2019
In 2019, we are excited to share A Promise of We , our pledge to work together to advance the quality of life for people with disabilities. A Promise of We means that together, we can make a difference. Together, we are better. Read our inspirational stories that showcase A Promise of We , and the vital role you play.
Innovating together, thanks to you
Janine is shining in her new job at Arby's, where she landed an internship as part of our Together Works Better community employment initiative. Janine is proud of her new independence. "I decided myself to try it," she said. "I like the customers and my co-workers are nice." To date, we have placed 13 individuals in 14 internships through Together Works Better. In addition, 10 individuals, including Janine, have taken advantage of Blue & White taxi for supplemental transportation to and from work.
The project is made possible through generous support from Ed and Val Spencer, The Saint Paul Foundation, F.R. Bigelow Foundation, Opus Foundation, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services Disability Services Division.
You are a partner in our success
Tickets are selling quickly for our Saturday, April 27 fundraising gala to be held at our Koch Campus in Minnetonka. Join 500 Opportunity Partners supporters for a delicious dinner, live and silent auctions, and inspiring mission moments that will fill your heart with joy.

You won't want to miss this night!

Tickets now available.
Together, we are better
Our Committee of Advocacy & Leadership (COAL) hosted its annual Valentine dance on February 15 at Koch Campus. Thanks to everyone who turned out to dance, enjoy food and celebrate the importance of friendships. COAL provides opportunities for individuals to learn self-advocacy skills and serve the community through food drives, volunteerism and other activities.

See opportunities.org for more upcoming events.
Our staff make a difference
Congratulations to staff members Holly Schuffenhauer, Jonathan Solie, Christine Wagner and Rebekah Wold who were recognized with awards representing our organizational values of Impact, Choice, Heart and Partnership.

Held February 1 at Opportunity Partners-Asplin Center, the staff celebration included a buffet dinner, music and prizes. Your support helps us provide our staff the recognition they deserve.

Learn how Jonathan won the Impact Award for generating solutions that make a difference. How Holly won the Choice Award for creating opportunities for people to lead self-directed lives. How Christine won the Heart Award for promoting the dignity and worth of each other. And, how Rebekah won the Partnership Award for facilitating change through relationships, collaboration and advocacy.

Do you have a Promise of We story to share?
2019 Upcoming Events

March 7 - Fifteenth annual spaghetti dinner, hosted by Hopkins Noontime Lions, tickets available at the door, learn more


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