Our Piece of the Pie, formerly Southend Community Services, provides a variety of youth development services to adolescents and young adults in the Hartford, Conn., area. In operation for more than 30 years, the organization collaborates and partners with schools and colleges, as well as federal, state and city agencies responsible for youth education and employment implementation. The youth may enter OPP programs at any age between 14 and 24, and stay involved as long as it takes to achieve their individual goals. OPP implements one of the most successful AmeriCorps programs in Connecticut. Its members provide reading tutoring, homework and implement community service projects, which serve young school children deemed at-risk of low academic achievement. For youth who are ready for the workplace, OPP coordinates and develops employment placement opportunities, including job search skill training, job placement and job coaching.