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Our mission is to have every child engage and learn in school by connecting each student with the tailored set of intervention, prevention, and enrichment services he or she needs to thrive.

City Connects serves as a hub of student support in schools.

Our school-based model identifies the strengths and needs of every student and links each child to a tailored set of intervention, prevention, and enrichment services in the school or community. We efficiently and cost-effectively address the in- and out-of-school factors that impact students’ academic, social-emotional, family, and physical well-being.

City Connects, formerly Boston Connects, is active in 63 sites across Boston and Springfield, Mass.; New York City; and Ohio (public and private schools). Based at the Center for Optimized Student Support at Boston College's Lynch School of Education, City Connects also works with Catholic schools.

Our data show that this systematic and scalable approach to meeting the needs of urban students helps children thrive in school, improves academic performance, and significantly narrows the achievement gap. Learn more about our data in our publications.

City Connects is proud to be a Priority Partner for Turnaround with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and a member of the Social Impact Exchange's S&I 100.