New initiative to lead to independent jobs

October 9, 2017 By Armando Camacho, President & CEO Served by Opportunity Partners-Karlins Center, Greg sometimes struggled with changes in routine and social interactions. But when Greg landed his first independent, community job at McDonalds, his confidence soared. “I’m trying

Introducing Fire Starters!

September 28, 2017 Opportunity Partners has launched its own brand of Fire Starters for bonfires and fireplaces – just in time for cool fall nights ahead. Now available on Amazon, Fire Starters are sold under the label OP Social Enterprises™

The heart of working for OP

September 25, 2017 By Alyssa Millet, SET Instructor My name is Alyssa Millett. I’m a SET Instructor and I’ve been with OP for a year and a half. At the Bon Appetit dish room, they scrub dishes, they unload it,

Direct Support Professional Week – September 10 -16

Happy Direct Support Professional Recognition Week! In honor of the important work our DSPs do each and every day, here are some extraordinary DSPs we are fortunate enough to have at Opportunity Partners. Shannon Heier Shannon has worked at Golden Opportunity

Your vocation is not a vacation

August 29, 2017 By Nate Meissner, Vocational Services Intake Coordinator, Manager of Evaluation & Transitions “The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work” – Thomas Edison

7 reasons why we love our pet policy

August 14, 2017 By Tiana Daun, Digital Strategy & Communications Specialist Over a year ago, Opportunity Partners adopted a pet policy, in hopes of boosting staff retention. A study done by the University of Kentucky* cites that workplace pets reduce

Community living with confidence

July 31, 2017  By Julie Peters, Communications Director As a sports enthusiast, Justin Kunz appreciates the values of training and working as a team. Whether he’s cheering on the Minnesota Twins or finishing a 5K wheelchair race, the 39-year-old has

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