The City Connects intervention depends in a substantial way on the involvement of families. The evidence from principal interviews and our City Connects Coordinators’ weekly written narrative suggests that the ties between schools and families are strengthened by the intervention.

Principals report that our Coordinators help families feel welcome and therefore increase their visits to the school. They also connect families to family services, obtain consent for services, secure funding and transportation, help with language barriers, and secure basic needs like housing and clothing.

“More students and families were likely reached by having City Connects within the buildings that I help to support.”  – Minnesota Catholic Schools Community Partner