Opportunity Council announces new director begins in April The Opportunity Council announced today that Melissa Frasch-Brown has been hired as the director of the agency’s Island County service center. She will begin April 16 when the current director, Lisa Clark, steps down to provide administrative and technical support. Clark announced in February that she is [...]
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BELLINGHAM, Wash., — The Opportunity Council’s board of directors will hold their next meeting Thursday, April 22, 4:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the board is holding meetings online via video calls in place of in-person meetings. For information and instructions for how to view this meeting, contact Erin Ritchie, 360-734-5121, ext. 331. To ensure access [...]
Clean energy projects will reduce energy burden for low-income households, nonprofit housing providers
Washington State Department of Commerce announced $3.7 million was awarded for solar installations benefitting low-income communities. The Opportunity Council's East Whatcom Regional Resource Center was among the recipients. Below are excerpts from the state press release. (February 25, 2021) -- The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $3.7 million in grants for nine solar [...]
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (December 16, 2019) -- The Opportunity Council announced today it has signed a lease for a new kitchen facility to prepare meals and snacks for its early learning programs. "We are very pleased to announce that because of generous donor support we have secured space in Bellingham’s Irongate neighborhood and are underway with [...]
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The Opportunity Council announced today that it is not renewing a long-term kitchen lease with the Firs due to recent decisions made by the Firs management to fire a staff person based on sexual orientation. An 18-year-old Firs staff member said he was terminated after being hired last month by the Firs to [...]