March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

February 19, 2019 by  
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As part of our Brain Injury Awareness 2019 campaign, we are hosting awareness and prevention programs to help educate the community about brain injury, recovery and the need for prevention. Did you know? – Over 2.5 million Americans sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year. – 3 million Americans live with long-term disabilities as […]

Congratulations to our Founders on receiving the New Jersey Monthly Magazine Seeds Of Hope award!

September 21, 2015 by  
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A Place to Grow: Opportunity Project Opportunity Project is a nonprofit that provides services to the brain injured. By Breanne McCarthy | September 14, 2015 Lisa Goldman, Marc Berson and Rita Yohalem of Opportunity Project. Photo by John Emerson Every 21 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a traumatic brain injury. Despite the prevalence […]

Opportunity Project member featured in exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum

October 2, 2014 by  
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We are proud to announce that one of our long time members is featuring his works of nontraditional Chinese brush painting in the Montclair Art Museum arcade galleries from September 29 – November 2nd, 2014. Jason, who has a brain injury, has been at the Montclair Art Museum through the Opportunity Project Vocational program for […]

Opportunity Project Founders Rita Yohalem and Lisa Goldman receive Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference

June 17, 2014 by  
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OP was created with the strong need and passion of Lisa Goldman and Rita Yohalem, two women who had a common mission: their sons had sustained serious brain injuries; Lisa’s from a brain tumor at 13 and Rita’s from an auto crash at 19. Both young men had serious challenges and their lives and their […]

Opportunity Project Gears Up For It’s Annual Golf Classic!

July 31, 2013 by  
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Opportunity Project is getting ready for this year’s Golf Classic.  The event will be held on September 30, 2013 at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ.  Co-Chairs of the event are Eileen Sudler, Sal Davino, Marshall Freidus, David Genova, Chris Johnson, Murray Kushner, Ted Stamopoulos and Marc Berson.  The day will include a […]

Opportunity Project Receives Grant from Bob Woodruff Foundation to Provide Services to Veterans

August 29, 2012 by  
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Opportunity Project is proud to announce their new Veterans program made possible in part by a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The Veterans program was created through a partnership between Opportunity Project and the VA East Orange – New Jersey Health Care System.   As part of this partnership, Opportunity Project has committed to provide […]

Take me out to the ball game! Yankee raffle season is here!

May 23, 2012 by  
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Once again, Brick City Sports Capital of Newark, New Jersey donated the use of a luxury suite at Yankee Stadium to Opportunity Project, demonstrating their commitment to help promote brain injury awareness in our communities. Our members have been very busy working to promote this years’ raffle event, from designing the raffle tickets and flyers, […]

BLUEJEAN DAY FOR BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH RAISES $24,000!

May 22, 2012 by  
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This year, BlueJean Day for Brain Injury Awareness month raised over $24,000 –  our highest amount ever!  We were excited to have many longstanding companies and several new companies participate in this year’s event. This year’s sponsors and participants included:  MAIN SPONSORS Fairholme Foundation Fidelco Management Services Genova, Burns & Giantomasi Lois Goldring Newark Beth […]

New Partnership with the Veterans Administration in East Orange, NJ

May 2, 2012 by  
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Opportunity Project is proud to announce their new partnership with the Veterans Administration in East Orange, NJ (VA New Jersey Health Care System).   As part of this new partnership, Opportunity project has committed to provide vocational services to veterans who have sustained a brain injury. The Opportunity Project Vocational Program provides Work Evaluation, Work Adjustment […]

Get Your Limited-Edition Derek Lam T-Shirt in Support of Brain Injury Awareness Month Here!

February 29, 2012 by  
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Brain Injury Awareness Month 2012 Brain Injury: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone Brain Injuries do not discriminate After a successful showing of his Spring 2012 collection on the runways of New York Fashion Week, celebrated designer Derek Lam unveiled his latest creation, a limited edition t-shirt for Brain Injury Awareness Month.  The shirt will be on sale […]

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