Out-of-school factors can significantly impact students’ readiness to learn and thrive in school, especially in high-poverty urban districts. Hunger, a stay in a homeless shelter, persistent medical problems, or simply a lack of access to enriching activities in arts and sports can affect a student’s life in school. City Connects provides an organized way for schools to address these factors. Our system of student support involves every classroom teacher, leverages resources in the community, ensures that all students receive the supports they need, and has strong positive results.
Now Playing! City Connects Mini-documentary
A "mini-documentary" about City Connects features first-hand accounts from school administrators and community partners explaining how our system of addressing students' strengths and needs positively impacts schools and student achievement.
Our Results: The Impact of City Connects
Our 2014 Progress Report shows strong evidence of the positive effects of City Connects. Findings include lower rates of high school dropout and improvements in elementary and middle school standardized test scores for City Connects students.