The mission of Opportunities for Broome is to assist individuals and families to improve the quality of their lives through the development of self-reliance, while promoting a culture of people working together to help themselves, one another, and their community. Opportunities for Broome contributes to the economic and social development of Broome County and its surrounding communities through the provision of comprehensive services that include emergency assistance, advocacy, early education, and safe and affordable housing. The braiding of community resources and the building of effective partnerships, serves as the cornerstone for the foundation of our agency.

TV and Your Family

On August - 11 - 2014

If you have to wonder what your child is watching on television, there’s a way find out and to control your child’s TV viewing habits. The TV Parental Guidelines was created to help parents choose programs that are right for children. Get tips and more in this guide from the American Academy of Pediatrics. I worry about the things my children see on TV. How can I be sure what they are watching is appropriate? The TV rating system, known as the TV Parental Guidelines,... (more...)

50 Years of Opportunity

On August - 1 - 2014

For fifty years Head Start has been the premier model for providing the whole child an opportunity for success in school and in life. Since the summer of 1965, more than 31 million children have benefitted from Head Start’s comprehensive services – they have become business women and men, professors, teachers, lawyers, mayors, Members of Congress, athletes, foundation Presidents, Grammy-winning musicians, poets, and parents. September Activities Fall Leadership Institute History Event/Panel A... (more...)

Each year, thousands of American children are expelled from preschool, many because of behavioral issues related to trauma they have already experienced in their short lives. A new program in Head Start schools is trying to change that. Head Start schools nationwide aim to provide a rich preschool experience for low-income children. Head Start Trauma Smart was born at Crittenton Children’s Center in Kansas City out of startling statistics. Of the 4,000 Kansas City children in the Head Start... (more...)

The OFB Classic

On July - 25 - 2014

The OFB Classic is the premiere golf event in the area. It is a day full of challenging play, competitive contests, gourmet food, and quality socializing. And, at the end, the OFB Classic continues to give back. All the proceeds support the efforts of Opportunities for Broome. We are proud of its success and invite you to continue the tradition. Please contact Justin Roberts at 6O7.723.6493 or jroberts@ofbonline.org for additional sponsorship ideas and opportunities. 2014 OFB Golf Classic OFB... (more...)

Family Fun Nights in the Park Come join us on the following Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm for FREE family and community fun including… Games, Snacks, Giveaways, Entertainment, Photos & Autographs with Local Mascots, and Information on parenting, substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention and more August 7, 2014 at Northside Park (Oak Hill Avenue, Endicott) Entertainment TBD August 28, 2014 at Recreation Park (Beethoven Street, Binghamton) Entertainment TBD For more information contact Melinda... (more...)

Steps to school readiness…

On July - 22 - 2014

School readiness goals describe the intended purposes and expected results from quality teaching and learning. This includes meaningful and responsive relationships, experiences, and interactions. Once established, the program’s school readiness goals will not change substantially from year to year. However, goals for individual children and families will likely change based on needs and progress revealed by ongoing data collection. https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/sr/steps/steps-school-readiness.html  Read More →

Head Start Open Enrollment

On March - 7 - 2013

Enrollment for Opportunities for Broome Head Start FREE Program Give your child a Head Start! Opportunities for Broome Head Start is recruiting 3, 4, and 5 year olds for the 2014-2015 school year! We offer services to children in the following districts: Chenango Forks, Chenango Valley, Deposit, Harpursville, Maine-Endwell, Union-Endicott, Vestal, Whitney Point, and Windsor. We offer many services to prepare your child for entering into Kindergarten. Transportation is Included! Call us at (607) 772-6810... (more...)

We are very happy to announce that the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has awarded a $3,482,479 Million Grant to Opportunities for Broome (OFB). The total amount of the project is estimated at $3,570,479. The remaining $88,000 in funding is being provided by Tioga Opportunities/Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).  The Grant is part of OTDA’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP). HHAP provides capital grants and loans to not-for-profit corporations,... (more...)

Head Start Policy Council Meeting

On December - 29 - 2009

 There will be a Head Start Policy Council Meeting held on August 18th, 2014 at 6:00pm at 5 West State Street Binghamton, NY 13901.  For further information, please contact us at (607)723-6493.  Read More →

Board Meeting

On December - 29 - 2009

The next Opportunities for Broome, Inc. Board Meeting will be held on August 21, 2014 at 4:00pm.  This meeting will be held at 5 West State Street Binghamton, NY 13901.  For further information, please contact us at (607)723-6493.  This meeting is open to the public.  Read More →