The mission of City Connects is to have children engage and learn in school by connecting each child with the tailored set of prevention, intervention and enrichment services he or she needs to thrive. The organization’s mission is accomplished through a cost-efficient, school-based intervention that leverages the services and resources of the city’s community agencies. Rich as these community services are, they are most effective when they are tailored to the individual needs of each and every student.

This highly efficient and effective program leverages existing services in a city and has shown statistically significant impact on student achievement in reading, math, student engagement and behavior – especially for boys and children who speak English as a second language. Most notably, the positive impact of CCNX on student performance is greater than the negative effects of poverty.

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