OPERATION HOPE – NORTH COUNTY CHOSEN AS A NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR!
Operation HOPE – North County will be honored by Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath on California Nonprofits Day
(Vista), (May, 2019) – Operation HOPE – North County is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath of the 76th District.
Beatriz Palmer, Board Vice President and Nicole Ketcher, Director of Resource Development from Operation HOPE – North County will travel to Sacramento to join with one hundred other nonprofit leaders to be honored by their state senators and assemblymembers as part of California Nonprofits Day on June 5th.
Operation HOPE – North County serves families with children and single women experiencing homelessness since 2003. Our Steps to Independence program is an intensive case management based model that provides safe shelter and supportive programming. With access to financial literacy courses, youth programs and connecting individuals with community resources such as workforce development and housing, our clients are able to become self-sufficient. Operation HOPE – North County serves over 200 individuals a year, 60% of whom are children.
“We are deeply grateful to be recognized as a 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath. We do not do this work alone, the entire community along with our dedicated staff and volunteers make our mission of transforming lives with HOPE possible. We share this honor with all our community partners, donors and volunteers and thank you for your continued support.,” comments Nicole Ketcher, Director of Resource Development
“Nonprofits are often hidden in plain sight,” explains Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). “California Nonprofits Day is an opportunity for our elected officials to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.”
California Nonprofits Day, now in its fourth year, was formally recognized by Assembly Concurrent Resolution 62, authored by the chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector, Assemblywoman Monique Limón (Santa Barbara), who will speak at the celebration luncheon. Senator Holly Mitchell will keynote the luncheon. The day is organized by Assemblymember Limón and CalNonprofits.According to “Causes Count,” a 2016 report commissioned by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the 4th largest industry in the state, employing nearly one million people. Each year, California nonprofits generate over $200 billion in revenue and bring in $40 billion in revenue from outside of California. The unpaid labor contributed by volunteers at nonprofits is equivalent to 450,000 full-time jobs every year.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff Team, we are humbled to share this honor with all our community partners and supporters! Thank you Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath for this recognition! #CaLeg #CalNonprofitsDay#NonprofitPower