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Erica Reid

Erica Reid

Director of Programs

Erica Reid has a personal mission of “serving youth, supporting families, and strengthening communities.” For nearly 15 years, she has devoted her career to educating and empowering both youth and adult learners in a variety of settings including homes, preschool classrooms, and college lecture halls.

Erica recognizes the major impact communities play in individuals’ lives; therefore, she seeks opportunities that align with her values and serves a significant need. Erica has served as a preschool teacher, Parent Educator, Family Support Specialist, and Interim Director of Family Education Services. In 2018, Thompson became an affiliate of Friends of the Children, and Erica was selected as Friends-Charlotte’s first Program Director. Her extensive work with caregivers is critical in supporting the expansion of Friends of the Children’s 2Gen model in her role as National Director of Programs.

Erica is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She is a member of numerous social and civic organizations and resides in Charlotte, NC.