December 2017
It's not too late to make a difference this year.
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The key to success is you

Greg thanks you. He is currently working with our staff to obtain a job in the community. While he is moving toward his goal of independent employment, he is also working on our Pilot Knob production floor. He is proud of his accomplishments, loves Opportunity Partners and is hopeful for the future.  Read more on the blog.
Greg talks to Dylan about boxing Fire Starters
OP on KARE 11 "Inventures"

Opportunity Partners was recently featured on KARE 11 on a segment called Inventures to talk about Fire Starters! Reporter Dylan Wohlenhaus stopped by Koch Campus last week to talk to Bill Schultz, Vice President of Business Development and Operations and a few folks who love to package Fire Starters on our production floor! Watch our story online.
Service redesign - community job success

Desi, age 35, recently landed her first independent job at The Tomato Vine, a small restaurant in Eden Prairie. Congrats! She is one of 41 people in our day services programs who we supported in gaining a competitive, integrated job in 2017. Last year we helped 29 people in day services to achieve this step, and we are pleased to be making great progress!

A greater focus on competitive, community employment is part of our overall Service Redesign efforts at Opportunity Partners. Service Redesign is helping us meet our mission of advancing the quality of life for people with disabilities. It is also aligning us with changing service requirements like Minnesota's Olmstead Plan, the Home and Community Based Services Rule and the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (W.I.O.A.) We know these changes will mean day services will likely look different in the future. In the end, our goal is to make community integration a reality while preserving choice for people. We are partnering with advocacy groups, families and persons served, peer providers, the State of Minnesota and counties as we move forward - we're all in this together!
The most wonderful time of the year


We hope that you, your family and friends are having a great holiday season. Many of our programs are having holiday celebrations of their own! President & CEO Armando Camacho is making his annual winter visits. Earlier this month, he stopped by hoMEbase - Westside to drop off cookies and holiday cheer!

COAL members with the food they collected!
Thank you for your support during the food drive!

The Committee of Advocacy and Leadership (COAL) collected 438 pounds of food during their December food drive. Furthermore, one of our business partners donated an additional 393 pounds of food, bringing our total to 831 pounds of food! All food was given to the ICA Food Shelf in Minnetonka. Thank you all for your support!
Join us for our job fair

Reminder that Opportunity Partners is hosting a job fair on Tuesday, J anuary 23 from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Minnetonka's Koch Campus. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with managers and interview for current openings. To learn more, contact a member of our Human Resources team.
Upcoming Events

January 23, 2018 - Job Fair
March 1, 2018 - Hopkins Noontime Lions Spaghetti Dinner
April 28, 2018 - 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. 

Together we advance the quality of life for people with disabilities.