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Morning Opps is a new Opportunity Knock’s program, launched in 2012, providing activities for the students in Oak Park River Forest High School’s TEAM (Transitional Education with Access to the Mainstream) classrooms. Morning Opps is offered on late arrival Wednesdays throughout the school year when the OPRF faculty and staff participate in professional development training.

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Presently, The Life Shop is limited to serving 10 participants. In the near future, we hope to expand the program to be able to serve more individuals. The Life Shop strives to maximize opportunities for the older than 22 adult with developmental disabilities. The program is focused on the Warrior in three phases: health & wellness, improving life skills and community integration.

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After Opps is an after school/after work program that offers social and recreational activities. Opportunity Knocks holds 4 After Opps program seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall) consisting of one 5-week session and one following 4-week session per season. Opportunity Knocks aims to stimulate the interest of various leisurely activities, participation within the community, and the continued engagement of these activities outside of programs.


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Coleman Foundation Double Down Donations for #GIVINGTUESDAY

Want to make a significant contribution to Opportunity Knocks? Please consider making a donation on the global day dedicated to giving back, #GivingTuesday! All online donations on December 2nd will benefit our Warriors. In addition, we have received 3 very generous matching gift offers that will match all #GivingTuesday donations up to $41,000! Please help us turn $41,000 into $82,000! As always we thank you for your support!

Summer 2014 Registration BrochureAfter Opps Summer Session 1 Registration Now Available

What does After Opps have in store for the first summer session? Pool Party, Fabric Fun, Gardening, Ettiquette 101, Bikes and Trikes, A Bug’a Life, Backyard Games, License to Grill and Photography, have all made it on the schedule of activities. Download the Summer 2014 After Opps Registration Brochure or register online.

IMG_0288The Life Shop Blog

Follow the progress of Life Shop, Opportunity Knock’s new day program, that just celebrated its first year! From Warrior-planned outings and volunteering in the community to health and wellness activities—you’ll find it here!

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Warrior Spotlight: Joe Hines

Each session, we will put the spotlight on one of our Warriors who has best exemplified the Warrior 5-Point Code. The five point code is a set of expectations that we have for our Warriors throughout our programs. Those five points are safety, leadership, communication, teamwork, and respect. Click to learn more about what an incredible role model Joe is!

OKtoberfestThe 2nd Annual OKtoberfest Lemonade & Cider Stand

On October 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the corner of Thatcher Ave. & Vine St. in River Forest, Friend-of-the-Warriors and budding entrepreneur/philanthropist, Kate, will be hosting her annual lemonade and cider stand to benefit Opportunity Knocks! Her Nonno’s famous bread, cupcakes from Sugared Sweets, One-of-a-Kind American Girl doll clothes, Knock Out Pickles and and fried Knock Out Pickles will also be available. Come check it out! 


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We hope that everybody is having a terrific holiday weekend! In the midst of Black Friday and the upcoming Cyber Monday, we ask that you great folks consider in participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back on December 2nd. With your support, OK has the chance to raise more than $80,000 thanks to matching gift challenges from the Coleman Foundation, an anonymous donor, and local business MSK Realty LLC!!

On Tuesday, please consider making a donation so that Warriors can continue to develop life skills like cooking and so that we can continue to create new ways to connect with our community. Play the video to see an example of what your generous contribution will support! Thank you! More details and donation link on our website:
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On Dec. 2nd, #GivingTuesday, please consider making a donation so that Warriors can continue to develop life skills like cooking and so that we can continue to create…

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We had a great time in our "Around the World" program in After Opps on Monday! Big THANKS to Ade Onayemi for sharing his Nigerian culture and Josh Laird for sharing his Canadian culture with us! It was a treat to host you guys! #afteropps #aroundtheworld #thinkglobal ... See MoreSee Less

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Phil CarmodyA couple of worldly gentlemen if ever we knew them. Ade Onayemi and Josh Laird, thank you both for coming out!2 days ago   ·  4

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"We had thanksgiving with CITE and friends today! I am thankful for my friends and my family and my niece and being happy! The food was so good"-Social Media Warrior Sonya Taylor #feastin ... See MoreSee Less

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We traveled to the River Forest Fire Department for Beef and Joe's peer-led safety program on our first day of After Opps Fall Session 2! "We went to the fire house and we were walking around. My favorite part was the fire truck, the ambulance, and the firemen. I had fun today!" -Mike "Beef" White Jr. Big thanks to the FD for letting us hang out! #safetyswag #peerpower ... See MoreSee Less

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