City Connects works with hundreds of community partners who provide services, resources, and enrichment opportunities to children and families. We believe that as rich as the community services are, they are most effective when they are tailored to the individual needs of students.

Our community partners report a very high level of satisfaction with City Connects.

minneapolis community partners

Across City Connects schools, community partnerships have a profound impact on children's lives. The Real Minneapolis is one example of the important role that community partners play. 

During this school year, many students and families struggled finding quiet places for online learning. The Real Minneapolis, a nonprofit organization that “responds to the immediate and fluid needs of historically under-represented individuals by thoughtfully listening," quickly sprung into action. They identified vacant office space that could be converted into study areas for students. 

Working in concert with The Real Minneapolis, City Conects Coordinators in Minneapolis were able to connect students with safe, quiet places to complete their school work. 




"City Connects helped bring programs around the school's community together to work on achieving a common goal. It led every program to better understand each other and understand students' specific needs." - Boston Community Partner