May 2017
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Executive Director Update

Major renovations will commence at our Cortez Apartments in Sunnyvale starting this June and continuing through October. Since 1988, our Semi-Independent Living Program has benefitted dozens of our tenants who live and study at the 6-unit Cortez apartment building. They attend up to two years of daily on-site classroom and individual training in skills of independent living including money management, housekeeping, shopping and cooking, communication skills and anger management, community safety, sexuality and social relationships. Cortez program graduates are placed in affordable housing in their community of choice, and receive continuing support to live with dignity and independence in their own homes.

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors awarded Federal HUD Community Development Block Grant funds to Greater Opportunities, to help support renovation costs totaling nearly $850,000. Renovations for the 55-year-old building will include improved handicapped accessibility with wheelchair ramps and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms; new energy-efficient interior and exterior lighting; new kitchens, laundry, bathrooms and flooring; a new concrete patio to repair tree root damage; a heat pump to provide heating and cooling in the classroom; new landscaping; new roof and rain gutters; termite and dry rot repairs; new interior and exterior painting; and more. We look forward to providing a much-improved living and skill-training environment for participants in our affordable apartment building.
The Cortez Apartments clean-up crew eagerly awaits our newly improved facilities!
Craig C. King
Executive Director
Greater Opportunities
900 Lafayette Street, Suite 700
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-248-4464 x23

Meet Our Newest Board Members

We are pleased to announce that we have three new members on our Board of Directors:
  • Jeff Schwalbach
  • Tim Mosley
  • Jane Huang
Please visit our website to learn more our these great additions to our board. Board recruitment efforts continue. We’re particularly interested in candidates who bring backgrounds in marketing, public relations, IT and human resources. Please contact Craig King at if you or someone you know may be a good fit.
Meet our Board

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Third Annual Italian Dinner Fundraiser

September 29, 2017 – Save the Date for our Third Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. This event is held at our beautiful Day Program facility and is a very fun opportunity to get to know Greater Opportunities while enjoying great food and camaraderie with fellow supporters.
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