Opportunity Village held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Opportunity Village Neighborhood Club, a community-based facility, on Thursday, February 27.

 1Chuck Neuwohner- Director of Program Services, Bob Brown- President and CEO, Hannah Buglewicz- Project Enable Lead Activities Coordinator, and Ben- OV Client cut the ribbon officially opening the Opportunity Village Neighborhood Club.


3Bob Brown- President and CEO poses with clients at the Opportunity Village Neighborhood Club.


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Lisa- Opportunity Village client thanks donors and staff for the support of the Opportunity Village Neighborhood Club

4 Clients at the Opportunity Village Neighborhood Club play Connect Four.

LAS VEGAS – On Thursday, February 27, 2020 Opportunity Village hosted a grand opening ceremony for their newest endeavor­, the Opportunity Village Neighborhood Club.  At the Neighborhood club, Opportunity Village clients have a place to meet in the ‘neighborhood’ before enjoying various activities during the day. This space provides easy access to all the amenities and learning experiences nearby businesses and resources have to offer.

“This space is all about accessibility. In the very near future we want you to come by here and, oddly enough, not see very many people inside. That’s because we want those coming to this space to use it as only the start to their day, their launch point towards accessing everything that is going on in this neighborhood,” said Chuck Neuwohner, Director of Program Services. “And we know that this neighborhood will welcome this inclusiveness in a way that will set an example for the rest of our community. We are so excited for this model.”

This month the type of activities they currently have planned are outings to the Springs Preserve, Clark County Wetlands Park, and Green Valley Library to name a few. The Opportunity Village clients and staff look forward to interacting with more businesses nearby. The Opportunity Village Neighborhood Club is located at: 4300 E. Sunset Road Suite C6, Henderson, NV, 89014.

About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.

PRESS CONTACTS
Jenna Greene, R&R Partners
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Marty Wood, Opportunity Village
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