Sep 1, 2020

City Connects informs a new series of continuing education modules

Using lessons learned from City Connects, the Boston College Center for Optimized Student Support is launching a new series of continuing education modules.

Mar 19, 2020

Our Statement on COVID-19

As schools across the country shut down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City Connects coordinators are responding to the needs of students and families impacted by this ever-changing crisis.

Feb 16, 2020

City Connects continues to co-lead a partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy

"A partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, The Rennie Center, and the Center for Optimized Student Support at Boston College is in its second year of providing guidance on the creation, implementation, and scalability of systemic student support (S3) programs"

Feb 6, 2020

City Connects launches a new data system

City Connects is thrilled to launch MyConnects, a proprietary data system that drives our practice of student support.

Oct 15, 2019

Ohio incorporates City Connects into its state budget

"Ohio’s budget for fiscal years 2020-2021 budget included $675 million over two years for a Student Wellness and Success fund – funding that schools could use in different ways, including setting up a City Connects program."

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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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