Opportunity Knocks is dedicated to enriching life and community. We exist to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they live, work, learn, grow and connect within their community.
We believe in a dynamic, person-centered and community-based approach to programming that engages the voice of all Warriors, thrives on interdependent connections, encourages exploration, centers on holistic wellness and healthy relationships.
Our staff are energetic and motivated professionals that ensure the success and safety of our program participants. They coordinate and lead various social, recreational, and life skill development programs. We often promote our exceptional talent to leadership roles to ensure that our programming remains engaging and fresh.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
In March of 2009, the Opportunity Knocks Board of Directors was established and their work began to fortify the organization. We are very fortunate to have assembled such a dedicated and passionate group of professionals who have helped build and maintain the foundation of this organization.
The Auxiliary Board is a group of young adults who volunteer their supportive efforts to the planning, promotion and execution of the major fundraising events of Opportunity Knocks. These events are accountable for nearly 40% of the funding that supports the organization. In addition to their event-related efforts, numerous members sit on committees within other areas of activity in the organization, such as finance, strategic planning, development and others.
The Junior Board is a group of teens and young adults dedicated to supporting the mission of Opportunity Knocks through a variety of participatory activities including program volunteering, partner events and raising awareness of the mission. The group consists of students from Fenwick High School, Oak Park River Forest High School, and Trinity High School.