Enid M. Rey, Esq. is the new Chief Executive Officer Our Piece of the Pie®, Inc. (OPP®) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping 14-24 year old urban youth become economically independent adults. OPP works intensively with youth to achieve the goals of high school graduation, a college degree and/or vocational certification and rewarding post-education employment. Its unique model is centered on the personal, intense, and consistent relationship developed between each youth and a caring, committed, and proactive adult staff member. That relationship helps participants identify and overcome barriers, access support services in fields of best practice in Youth Development, Workforce Readiness, and Education. OPP is also the lead agency managing several Academic programs with various area school districts including: Opportunity Academy with Hartford Public Schools; the Path Academy Windham with the Windham Charter School Corporation; and Learning Academy at Bloomfield Lab with Bloomfield Public Schools.
In her previous roles, Enid served as the Executive Director for the Hartford Public Schools Office of School Choice where she led school integration and school choice efforts working in partnership with the State Department of Education, including comprehensive marketing campaigns, integrated recruitment efforts, as well as the application process for all Hartford Public Schools, supporting a district of more than 21,000 students. Her varied sector experience include philanthropy, as Program Officer for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving where she worked on the Foundation’s 15 million, 10-year early childhood initiative—Brighter Futures and was a founding member of the Latino Endowment Fund; non-profit organizations, as the Vice President for the Village for Families and Children City where she founded the agency’s first Family Financial Literacy programs; City Government, as the Assistant Director of the Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation (DFCYR) and previously, as the founding Director for the Hartford Office for Youth Services serving youth and young adults ages 9-24 in the city of Hartford.
Mrs. Rey is a bilingual/bicultural Puertorriqueña and life-long resident of Hartford. She lives and works in Hartford community where she grew up and with her husband is raising their five children, all who attended Hartford Public Schools. Enid has a passion for leadership roles that promote equity, quality academic opportunities, access and positive youth development options for vulnerable children and families. A graduate of Hartford Public High School, she attended Mount Holyoke College where she received her B.A. in International Relations and Latin American Literature, and obtained her J.D. from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. As a distinguished Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Families Fellow, she has significant expertise in various sectors and has served in a variety of high level leadership roles in the Hartford community.
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