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.

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Across City Connects schools, community partnerships have a profound impact on children lives. One example is flourishing in Springfield, Mass.

As we’ve highlighted before, after a local family’s home caught on fire, Stephanie Sanabria — the City Connects coordinator at Springfield’s Early Childhood Education Center — worked with a team of community partners to secure a bed for the family’s daughter. A few months later, more beds were delivered to Springfield for more children. Behind the deliveries is an initiative called A Bed for Every Child run by the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. 

This year, City Connects has partnered with A Bed for Every Child to provide desks to students in Springfield.




"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