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Jennie Soler-McIntosh currently serves as vice president for community and family engagement at New Visions for Public Schools where she leads the organization’s career readiness, community engagement, student recruitment, partnership development and family engagement efforts. Beginning In 2011, Jennie focused her work in support of New Vision’s development of its Charter Management Organization which resulted in the opening of eight charter high schools. Jennie joined New Visions for Public Schools in 2001 when it launched the New Century High Schools Initiative, a citywide new schools creation effort that resulted in the creation of 99 small district public high schools throughout the City of New York. From 1998-2001, she served as the assistant commissioner for the Beacon Programs at the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development where she shepherded the expansion of the program from 40 to 81 sites. Prior to working in the education and youth services field, Jennie worked on health and social services issues ranging from HIV prevention, primary health care services, substance abuse treatment programs and long term care issues at the community and government levels from 1990-1998. She earned her bachelor’s degree from New York University and is a graduate of the National Urban Fellows Program at Baruch College through which she earned her MPA degree. She is also a recent graduate of the American Express Leadership Academy. Jennie credits her passion and dedication to education and youth services to her experiences growing up in NYC in an immigrant household. She is a Fellow of the 20th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.