Longtime Darien resident Rachel Dewey is the new executive director at Future 5, the Stamford-based organization that helps connect highly motivated low-income high school students to their full potential.

Dewey was most recently executive director at Horizons at Norwalk Community College, a summer academic and enrichment program for low-income students in Norwalk. In addition to her development and financial responsibilities at Horizons, Dewey also managed the staff of 30, developed and implemented expanded programming and transitioned the program to an independent 501(c)(3) organization.

A graduate of Georgetown University, she received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a former board and board of governors member of Horizons at New Canaan Country School and current board member and events chair of the Georgetown University Fairfield County Alumni Association.

Born and raised in Chicago, Dewey and her husband reside in Darien with their two sons and a daughter.

Founded in 2009, Future 5 is a non-profit, membership-based organization that welcomes young people into a caring community and a holistic environment, according to the organization. Future 5 provides daily mentoring and coaching to promote academic achievement and assistance with college and career counseling processes. More about Future 5 can be found at futurefive.org.