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01.11.17 OPP CEO Announces Retirement and Nationwide Executive Search
09.21.16 Path Academy Windham Participating in Community Eligibility Provision
02.16.16 The Prudential Foundation Invests in OPPortunity Academy in Hartford
01.13.16 OPP Partner in New Casey Foundation Iniative Aiming to Improve Job Prospects for Youth in Hartford
04.24.15 Karl Krapek: OPP's Newest Champion
04.20.15 Rodney Powell named OPP's Academic Director, will lead OPPortunity Academy & school programs
04.07.15 Hartford Board of Education Approves OPPortunity Academy, transitions from Opportunity High School
08.18.14 Path Academy Windham, State Charter School, Opens on August 18
08.14.14 500+ Youth Placed in Summer Jobs, Celebrate with Community Block Party
07.31.14 National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, OPP, and SIATech report on charter schools for struggling students. Press Release & Full Report
07.22.14 OPP Youth in Eastern CT Brighten Local Boys & Girls Club
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06.16.14 Bank of America Supports OPP
06.14.14 The Hartford Supports OPP
06.13.14 Setting Sail to Support Youth: Sip 'n' Sail 2014
04.15.14 Path Academy Now Accepting Student Applications
3.03.14 Path Academy Hires Principal
2.24.14 Path Academy Launches Website
2.17.14 OPP Awarded $150k for Innovative Student Data Project
12.17.13

Farmington Bank Community Foundation is Passionate about Helping Urban Youth

12.11.13 Travelers Supports OPP
12.2.13 Our Piece of the Pie featured on Giving Library
11.1.13 Liberty Bank Supports OPP's Eastern CT Site
10.11.13 Connecticut Charter School Awarded Federal Education Grant
7.29.13 OPP Welcomes First Chief Academic Advisor, Christopher Leone
7.15.13 Former Windham YMCA to Become Path Academy, a High School for Disengaged Students
6.12.13 Connecticut Board of Education Approves Path Academy, a High School for Disengaged Students in Windham
6.11.13 Annual Fundraiser, Sip 'n' Sail: Setting Sail to Support Urban Youth
5.9.13 Prudential Becomes Top Supporter of Annual CT Charity Event, Sip 'n' Sail
3.25.13 Hector Rivera, Hartford Non-profit Leader, Elected to be on the Board for National Youth Organization
1.11.13 Travelers makes generous donation to local non-profit, Our Piece of the Pie
1.10.13 OPP announced as recipient of $300,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York
12.18.12 Metis Associates Partners with Our Piece of the Pie to Prove Impact of Youth Programs
9.24.12 Grand Opening of OPP Eastern CT
9.13.12 Non-profit Event Brings National Leaders in Youth Development to Connecticut
8.8.12 Jobs for Young People Today Mean Brighter Futures Tomorrow
7.30.12 OPP & Board Welcome Rigueur & Landry
6.2.12 Junior Art Makers Hold Art Show
5.31.12 OPP to Open Betty's Closet
4.25.12 UIL Holdings Corporation Helps Urban Youth
4.18.12 OPP to Host 10th Global Youth Service Day
1.26.12 Gandara Champions for Urban Youth
1.11.12 Travelers Foundation Donates $75,000 to Help Urban Youth
1.6.12

OPP Takes Lead in MLK Day Projects

12.29.11

OPP Welcomes a New Champion

12.15.11

OPP Releases Report: The Rise of High School Dropouts in Adult Education

10.27.11 OPP Welcomes New Researcher
9.1.11 The Clarity of Generosity
8.11.11 Multi-media Launches Music Videos
8.10.11 A Recipe for Success
7.28.11 NPR hosts web series on The Cost of Dropping Out
6.20.11 Our Piece of the Pie Names New COO
4.20.11 OPP Hosts 9th Successful Global Youth Service Day
3.30.11 OPP Youth Creates Public Service Announcement for GYSD
3.4.11 Champions Council Members Announced
2.24.11 OPP on Michael Eric Dyson Radio Show.
1.25.11 Local consultant, John Sperger signs on to assist in OPP's development operations.
1.7.11 OPP Junior Art Makers honored on National Art Award website
1.5.11 The Annual Meeting and Youth Celebration took place from 5:30-7:30 at Hartford Hospital. The celebration comprised of OPP supporters, funders, staff & youth well on their way to success applauding 2010's achievements and setting the stage for next year.
12.2.10 OPP had a Holiday Sale: December 2, 2010, 5:30-7:30p at The Charter Oak Cultural Center.
All items were created by OPP youth!
11.4.10 Nellie Mae Education Foundation supports OPP and Opportunity High School to pilot a comprehensive data tracking and reporting system! Click here for Nellie Mae's general release and here for the more detailed, Connecticut-specific release.
10.28.10 OPP was awarded for its partnership efforts to form Opportunity High School
with Hartford Public Schools at Hartford's State of the School's Address
10.18.10 Hartford's new Mayor, Pedro Segarra, stopped by for a tour of OPP's North Youth Center
and Opportunity High School.
10.7.10 Opportunity High School student Leslie Soler featured in United Way insert in Hartford Courant emphasizing the personal impact of the United Way’s Community Campaign.
9.9.10 United Way Community Campaign kickoff event featured on Achieve Hartford!'s
weekly newsletter Education Matters!

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8.28.10 OPP President/CEO Bob Rath and Opportunity High School student Leslie Soler featured on United Way's radio program on WTIC 1080 AM. The topic was "Second Chances at Success: Developing Young Minds at Opportunity High School" Contact us if interested in hearing the recording.
8.27.10 More than 200 youth celebrate rewarding summer employment
8.11.10 Junior Art Makers unveil mural detailing fables at Hartford Public Library
7.1.10 OPP is welcomed as newest member with the Association for High School Innovation (AHSI)
...click here for AHSI's press release
6.3.10 Sip 'n' Sail Presented by ING, a fundraising wine-tasting cruise by OPP is a great success,
raising more than $60,000!
5.11.10 OPP Youth Perform "Creature for the Teacher"
4.24.10 OPP Hosts Global Youth Service Days
4.12.10 ING Commits as Presenting Sponsor for Sip 'n' Sail 2010
3.31.10 OPP Prepares for Production of "Creature For the Teacher"
3.24.10 Hartford Courant:
Connecticut Graduation Rates Not As Good As Thought, Tracking System Shows
3.15.10 OPP Announces Sip 'n' Sail 2010
3.2.10 OPP Changes Mission to Serve Youth Beyond Hartford
2.25.10 Salute Restaurant's Opening Benefits OPP
2.18.10 OPP Youth Speak Out For Summer Youth Employment
2.4.10 OPP to Host Global Youth Service Day for 8th Year in a Row
1.20.10 Carnegie Corporation Commits Funding to OPP-Hartford Courant
1.15.10 Carnegie Corporation Commits $1.3-million to OPP
1.8.10 Prasanthi Center Donates Care Packages to OPP College Youth
12.21.09 OPP Receives $5K from TD Charitable Foundation
12.11.09 OPP Holds Youth Business Holiday Sale
11.25.09 OPP Distributes Turkeys to OPP Families
11.10.09 High School Dropout Study Released
11.2.09 OPP and Hartford Public Schools Celebrate OHS Grand Opening
11.2.09 Opportunity High School Featured on NBC30
10.29.09 OPP Receives $5K from Ellis A. Gimbel Trust
10.17.09 OPP Hartford AmeriCorps Featured on "Crossroads Magazine"
9.19.09 OPP Attends Dropout Prevention Summit...Read Report
9.23.09 OPP Holds Open House for Families at Opportunity High School
9.15.09 OPP Officially Receives National Accreditation in DC Ceremony
9.11.09 OPP and CIGNA Celebrate United Way's "Day of Caring"
8.17.09 OPP Youth Paint Mural at Hartford Police Headquarters
8.13.09 OPP Youth Rally for Summer Jobs in DC
4.6.09 OPP Earns National Accreditation--Hartford Business Journal
3.26.09 OPP Earns National Accreditation
3.20.09 OPP Receives 155K from Nellie Mae Education Foundation
3.16.09 OPP to Host Global Youth Service Day in Hartford
3.5.09 OPP Earns National Accreditation
2.17.09 OPP Testifies Before Legislative Committee to Save Youth Jobs
2.9.09 OPP's Environmental Program Featured in National Magazine...
1.21.09 OPP Youth Attends Historic Inauguration
1.8.09 OPP Celebrates 1st Annual College Reunion/Annual Meeting
12.18.08 OPP's Luis Oyola Earns National Award for Work with Youth
12.16.08 GET GET GET Opportunity High School Wins School Board Approval
12.15.08 Northeast Utilities Continues to Support Hartford Youth
11.24.08 Travelers Foundation Gives $120-thousand to Help Hartford Youth
9.16.08 Bank of America Hosts OPP at Theater Works
8.27.08 Hartford Courant Praises Community Partnership School
7.14.08 Senator Lieberman Visits OPP (WFSB video)
6.14.08 River Wrights Turtle Project Featured on WTIC-AM
3.18.08 OPP Youth Visit State Capitol
3.11.08 OPP to Host Wine Tasting Cruise
2.28.08 Congressman Larson Announces 600k for OPP
11.7.07 OPP Awarded 200k from Bank of America

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