Open Connections

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Open Connections continues to be open, virtually. We recognize that springtime is often when prospective families tour the OC campus and come for an in-person interview. While our physical campus is closed for the time being, we ARE continuing to conduct interviews via Zoom or FaceTime. If you are considering enrollment for Fall 2020, we encourage you to take advantage of this option! To learn more about setting up a virtual interview, please click the "Inquire" link. We look forward to “meeting” you and showing you all that OC has to offer. Thank you for your interest in Open Connections! CURRENT FAMILIES: Please check your email for the kick-off schedule for distance learning!

  • 2019 Staff

Mike Hilbert

Co-Director, Program Coordinator (ages 13-18 years), Facilitator

Mike is a Co-Director, Program Coordinator for teens ages 13-18, and Facilitator at Open Connections. Mike joined the OC Staff in January of 2005. In addition to Co-Facilitating the Shaping Your Life Program, Mike also handles many administrative duties including: marketing; conducting new-family interviews; offering educational consulting meetings; and administering end-of-year evaluations (for both OC and non-OC families).


Mike graduated from Villanova University and has a master's degree in Secondary Ed., Social Studies. He spent two years working throughout Philadelphia public schools with an AmeriCorps program called City Year. He also spent a year teaching at Manchester West High School in Manchester, NH.


His interests include: spending time with his family (wife, Julia Bergson-Shilcock, and their three young people); rooting for Villanova basketball, the Phillies and the Chicago Bears; pursuing his deep interest in history and government; DIY (Do It Yourself) projects and MAKE magazine. His three young people all attend OC.