November 2014
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News and Updates from Greater Opportunities

Empowering persons with developmental disabilities to achieve greater self-sufficiency and lead richer lives.

Executive Director's Update

Don’t you wish …

We have never charged our consumers or families for services. Until recently, we have been able to (just barely) float the boat with government funding. Now, as costs continue to rise we are about to be swamped.

So, we really need your help to float the boat. We need you to throw us a life preserver!

Your generous support will promote the health and safety of our consumers. They depend on us – and, we depend on caring, generous folks like you. Please make a donation today to Greater Opportunities. Thank you!

Thank you,

Craig King,
Executive Director
Greater Opportunities

Day Program Open House

Our Open House in October 2nd was a great success with over fifty visitors to the new Adult Development and Activity Center, including San Andreas Regional Center Service Coordinators and Managers, interested families and consumers, VIP elected officials and other City officials, Board members, fellow disability service providers, donors, and many folks whom we do business with. Our visitors were very impressed and complimentary and we're looking forward to lots of new referrals. Anthony Rowe EmCee'd the event; Tom Biagini opened our Welcome Ceremony and was followed by several speakers who included Mark Stone, Assemblyman (on Tom's left) Sam Liccardo, Councilman, as well as Craig King, Executive Director (far right).
Check out our pictures here!

Volunteer with Greater Opportunities


We need you!

Do you know about art, music, cooking or some fun physical activity? We are in need of volunteers to help with these activities and more at our new Day Program on King Road in San Jose. If you have a special skill that you would like to share with our consumers, We'd LOVE to have you join our volunteer program at Greater Opportunities!

Learn more!

We Got a Job!

Andrew, Debbie and Phillip started working in February 2014 one day per week for BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House in San Jose. The Regional Manager has a family member with developmental disabilities and believed that the folks from GO could make a great addition to the BJ’s team. GO consumers Andrew, Debbie and Phillip then went through the online Basic Food Handler’s Course and all achieved their Certificate of Completion through eFoodHandlers.


Meet Our Team


Adegboyega (Tade) Akintade
SLS Coordinator

Adegboyega is the Program Coordinator for Supported Living Services. He worked as the Assistant Program Coordinator for Independent Living Services until his promotion in 2012. He feels that it is important to consider consumers’ goals, strengths, skills and resources rather than their disability. Prior to joining Greater Opportunities, he worked for a Canadian nonprofit organization as a Regional Project Manager in the area of Public Health Education and Community Development. He is a graduate of International Development Studies from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and in addition, holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan.

You can read more about the rest of our Management Team here!
Join our family at Greater Opportunities. Help us make a difference in the lives of people we serve. Looking for something fun, interesting and rewarding to do? Contact us about volunteer opportunities (we especially need folks who can help teach art, computer skills, photography, crafts, music, cooking.) Want to have a major impact with your generosity? Your financial support will help people with disabilities participate as fully-included members of the community with dignity and independence. Visit our website to donate today to Greater Opportunities.
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