Opportunity House Core Values Champion: Beatriz

Beatriz Core Values Champion

Thank you Beatriz for demonstrating our Core Values in your work at the Second Street Learning Center.  Parents, students, and team members agree that you are a great example of what it means to be a Core Values Champion.

Name: Beatriz

Title: Learning Center Receptionist

Core Value Demonstrated: #4 We are passionate about empowering people to improve their lives.

Living our core values: Beatriz is often the first point of contact for families, she makes everyone feel welcome and knows the importance of a first impression.  She is a warm and friendly face to parents and students. Parents often comment on her good spirit and kindness when they enter the learning center.  Her smile lights up a room.  She works hard to make the Second Street Learning Center a place full of happiness for everyone who enters.

Beatriz is always willing to help in a classroom when needed. She offers a helping hand to the staff whenever they request it.  She is quick to report maintenance issues and follows up on these requests to be sure the task is completed in a timely manner.

She is willing to stay late to help the staff provide the Keystone 4 Star quality childcare every day to each student.  She is reliable and dependable.  She plays a critical role in communication between parents and staff.  She is diligent about relaying messages and concerns between the parents, teachers, and other staff to keep the lines of communication open and flowing in both directions.

Thank you for going the extra mile to deliver top-quality service to our parents, students, and coworkers.  We appreciate your hard work and dedication.

 

 

More About Opportunity House

Discover the Heart of Compassion in Reading, PA at Opportunity House — a beacon of hope and care for the homeless. Since its inception in 1984, Opportunity House has stood as a pillar of support for the most vulnerable members of our community, offering a safe haven for men, women, children, families, and veterans. Our mission is rooted in providing not just emergency shelter, but also temporary housing, and crucial pathways to supportive and permanent residences throughout Berks County, PA.

But our impact doesn’t end with shelter. We embrace the future by nurturing young minds through our Keystone 4 Star quality early learning programs at the Second Street Learning Center. From infants as young as 6 weeks old to children up to 13 years, our year-round center offers a holistic educational experience. We believe in creating a foundation for success, including after-school care, engaging summer camps, and invaluable social-emotional support, shaping a brighter tomorrow for the children in our community.

A commitment to sustainability also courses through Opportunity House’s veins. Through our Reuse and Recycle program, we’re proud to divert over 1,000,000 pounds of waste away from landfills—an eco-conscious step that resonates with our broader dedication to making a positive impact. Speaking of which, meet OppShop—our retail thrift haven located at 3045 N. 5th Street Highway in Muhlenberg. Explore our diverse collection of gently used clothing for the entire family, alongside furniture, housewares, bakeware, and small appliances—all essentials ready to find a new home.

The best part? Every purchase at OppShop echoes in the lives we touch. All proceeds contribute directly to the programs that uplift the homeless, including those who have valiantly served our country—homeless veterans in Berks County. With every item you bring home, you become an agent of change, a supporter of progress, and a partner in the journey toward a stronger, more compassionate community. Join hands with Opportunity House as we rewrite stories, create futures, and weave a tapestry of care and hope for all.

 
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