Henrietta Zalkind

Executive Director at Down East Partnership For Children

Location
Rocky Mount, North Carolina Area
Industry
Education Management

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Henrietta Zalkind's Overview

Current
  • Executive Director at Down East Partnership For Children
Past
  • Managing Attorney at Eastern Carolina Legal Services, Inc.
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Henrietta Zalkind's Experience

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Education Management industry

July 1994Present (20 years 3 months) Rocky Mount, North Carolina Area

Since 1993, the Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) has worked to build a model of services that supports families and children across Nash and Edgecombe counties with the goal of launching all children as lifelong learners by grade three. DEPC serves as the Smart Start agency for Nash & Edgecombe counties and is charged with improving the quality of child care, making child care more affordable and accessible, providing access to health services and offering family support.

Henrietta Zalkind has served as Executive Director of DEPC since its creation and in fact was instrumental in the establishment of the organization. Under her leadership, DEPC has diversified its funding streams to increase flexibility in serving families, established a network of family resource centers and crossed the kindergarten divide, serving children from birth to age 8; ensuring that children are not only ready for school, but experience success in school and in life once they are there. Her belief that the work of DEPC is “for every child,” is walked out through community collaboration and grassroots leadership that crosses the divides of race, class, culture, gender and geography.

Henrietta is originally from Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a BA in Political Science. She holds a JD from Northeastern School of Law in Boston, MA. After completing law school she worked as an attorney with Legal Services in Rhode Island, Vermont and North Carolina, specializing in Education Law. Her work was focused on representing low income students and families to help them get the education they needed to succeed.

From July 1994 to the present she serves as Executive Director of the Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She is inspired by the idea that in the future the work of DEPC here in Rocky Mount will help other communities to improve. She has one daughter, Gracie, now in 2nd Grade.

Managing Attorney

Eastern Carolina Legal Services, Inc.

19911994 (3 years)

Henrietta Zalkind's Education

Northeastern University School of Law

Doctor of Law (J.D.)

1982

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