Our Piece of the Pie, based in Hartford, CT, provides intensive, long-term case management services to youth, ages 14 –24.
In the agency’s cornerstone program, Pathways to Success, youth development specialists help each young person develop an individualized service plan for making a successful transition to adulthood.
The ultimate goals set for each young person are a vocational school certification or a degree from a two- or four-year college or university and/or full-time unsubsidized employment. Through Pathways, youth gain access to several educational and job readiness programs that help them reach these goals.
EMCF invested $3.75 million in Our Piece of the Pie from 2004 to 2010. During this period, Our Piece of the Pie successfully realigned its array of services around the goals of education and long-term employment for youth, divested several programs that did not fit this core mission, and implemented an agency-wide performance tracking system.
In 2009, Our Piece of the Pie, in partnership with Hartford Public Schools, opened Opportunity High School, which combines a public school curriculum with the organization’s youth development strategy to enable over-age and under-credited youth to earn their diplomas.
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Learn more about Our Piece of the Pie at opp.org.