Oct 22, 2018

AERA Open publishes a study that finds City Connects in elementary school leads to a lower dropout rate in high school

https://www.aera.net/

Boston College research study on high school dropout rates has been published by AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Educational Research Association. The study — “The Long-Term Impact of Systemic Support in Elementary School: Reducing High School Dropout” — found that elementary-school students who experienced City Connects see their dropout rates cut in half compared to children who don’t attend City Connects schools.

Apr 27, 2018

Comprehensive Services For Children In Poverty: What We Know And What We Need To Learn

https://www.bc.edu/

To help schools and families prepare future generations Americans to compete in a rapidly changing economy and participate in 21st century civic and community life, strategies are needed to address the out-of-school factors that can interfere with learning.

Feb 26, 2018

City Connects prompts data-driven action in community schools in the Bronx

http://pdkintl.org/

Studying data before designing services for students enables educators to target their work more effectively.

Feb 1, 2018

City Connects addresses all factors affecting student success

https://www.ncronline.org/

"Even if they're not exhibiting really severe intense needs, every student who has additional help is going to be more likely to succeed"

Nov 16, 2017

Two prominent national organizations recognize City Connects

http://www.bc.edu/

Results for America & Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy acknowledge City Connects, demonstrating that the program's effectiveness is now regarded as one of the strongest in the nation.

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"City Connects results offer powerful support for what should be common sense: when we address the challenges poor students face both within and beyond schools, they flourish."

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