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New venture strives to address child care shortage

Regional Center will work collaboratively with higher education, workforce development, local business associations and others. BELLINGHAM, Wash., -- Opportunity Council and the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to open the new Northwest Center for Child Care Retention & Expansion.  The Center will provide business technical assistance, coaching, feasibility studies and planning to existing [...]

New venture strives to address child care shortage2020-09-28T13:49:00-07:00

Agency hires fund development manager

The Opportunity Council announced and welcomed Katie Rose to the agency this month in a newly created fund development manager position. Katie brings more than 10 years of experience to this position and has worked in development throughout the Pacific Northwest. As the new fund development manager at the Opportunity Council, Katie will work to [...]

Agency hires fund development manager2020-06-25T12:10:28-07:00

HOT increases outreach during COVID

When a few Opportunity Council programs slowed or came to a halt during the COVID pandemic, some staff had a chance to experience working in other departments.  Dennis D’Amelio, who works in the agency’s Home Improvement Department, temporarily moved from working as a Weatherization project coordinator to assisting the agency’s Homeless Outreach Team.  This is [...]

HOT increases outreach during COVID2020-08-06T08:04:57-07:00

New preschool kitchen site announced

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 [...]

New preschool kitchen site announced2020-07-28T15:30:59-07:00

OC discontinues Firs contract

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 [...]

OC discontinues Firs contract2020-07-28T15:30:25-07:00
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