City Connects

City Connects is a school-based student support model that leverages the services and resources of city community agencies. Katy Pierce, the City Connects School Site Coordinator at Orchard Gardens links students to the services and enrichments that match their individual strengths and needs.

The School Site Coordinator develops partnerships with community agencies to secure services and enrichment opportunities and follows up to assure service delivery and effectiveness.
City Connects was developed in 2001 as a partnership connecting Boston College, Boston Public Schools, and community agencies. We now partner with more than 200 community agencies across the city.

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