“Thanks for letting me tell my story. I read it and I like it”

Opportunity Partners creates messaging that wows both our client and the SSI grantee who spoke out

To re-frame debate around SSI grants for aged, blind and disabled Californians, Opportunity Partners interviewed Mr. Jerry Higgs, a leader in Hunger Action LA about his experience with SSI benefits after a construction accident. Insight Center for Community Economic Development loved the piece when it appeared in the Huffington Post, but more importantly, Mr. Higgs felt it accurately represented his experience and his leadership in fighting for change. His email was a great endorsement.

As part of a multi-year campaign to improve economic security for elder Californians, Opportunity Partners has supported the Insight Center in expanding the reach of the Elder Index, an alternative measurement of poverty that incorporates regional housing, transportation, medical, food and daily living costs. We developed 58 county-level fact sheets in English, Spanish and Cantonese to educate policymakers about the gap between SSI benefits and the actual cost of making ends meet.

It meant a lot to hear, “Opportunity Partners is simply the best in the business at providing full service, highly informed and actionable technical assistance that advances social justice and economic opportunity in and around Northern California,” from Insight CEO Henry A.J. Ramos. But it meant even more to hear from Mr. Higgs that we had captured his story with respect and impact. We are committed to effective advocacy for economic security and justice in California.

East Oakland Builds Healthy Communities

Opportunity Partners recently renewed a relationship with The California Endowment and 14 community organizations working on affordable housing, transit and food justice. Exciting plans for healthy development, policymaker accountability, and Coliseum City are underway. We salute the organizers, policy wonks and urban farmers who are making this initiative successful.

Fall planning

Now is the time to plan Fall and 2015 campaigns, organizational development projects, and new partnerships. You can meet up with Opportunity Partners at Impact Hub Oakland. We specialize in collective impact, strategic communications, and successful project and campaign management. Call now to arrange a consultation. Let’s talk!

Opportunity Partners is a certified small local business enterprise in Oakland and Alameda County, CA. We are a signatory contractor with the Pacific Media Workers Guild.