Connected Community Schools

Ensuring that every student is prepared to engage in their education.

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Read All About CCS

Learn about our mission in the most recent article in The Community Foundations 2022 publication (Page 16).

Published Case Study

This case study will focus on the community schools initiative launched in Rome, N.Y., and expanded regionally with support from the AFT Innovation Fund.

Do you need assistance?

If you or your family is struggling and would like to talk to one of our Connected Community resource experts, fill out this self-referral form and we’ll get in touch to help make these Connections any way we can!


Our Connected Districts

These school districts are Connected Districts and utilize Connected Community Schools daily. We work to bring the community, local agencies, services, organizations, businesses, places of worship, individuals, teachers, administrators, union members and leader, & investors to the students. We all have the same mission in mind. To help students become successful, productive and engaged healthy citizens! 

Adirondack Central School District
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Dolgeville School
Central Valley School
Dolgeville School
Holland Patent
Little Falls
Madison School District
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Waterville Schoool
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Helping Families

“I was making the decision to pay my electric or buy extra food because we weren’t making it to the end of the month – and I work a good job. I just go into the school now and get some extra to get us by. I even have saved money with school supplies and clothes they have here. I love this new community school.”
– April M.

Nurturing Children

“I knew my grandson needed help, but I didn’t know how to get it for him. We didn’t even have insurance. They took care of all of it. They even came to the appointment with me to help with the paperwork. I have never had a school help me like that.”
– Grandmother of a student at Gansevoort Elementary


Our News

Keep up with our news below and on our Facebook page! We’ve also been published in many articles since our inception. View them here >>

Community schools fill gaps – and offer hope

Community schools fill gaps – and offer hope

Author: Sylvia Saunders Source: NYSUT Communications Early this spring Rome Free Academy senior Jordan Purrington was shocked when her mom, a monitor at Staley Elementary School, came home and told her a student wasn’t coming to school because he didn’t have proper...

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Building Community with Community Schools

Building Community with Community Schools

How a Union-Driven Effort Supports Students and Families in Central New York By Jennifer Dubin Devina Love moved to Rome, New York, in August last year after fleeing domestic violence in Massachusetts. She enrolled both of her young sons at Francis Bellamy...

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Online Donations Accepted!

Online Donations Accepted!

We are now accepting donations on our website. You will be able to manage your account, get statements at year end of your donations, signup for updates and opt into monthly donations here >>

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Need Help? Now Offering Self Referral Program.

Need Help? Now Offering Self Referral Program.

Connected Community Schools Leaders in Network Knowledge, or LiNK, is here to help serve as a ConnectLine between you and whatever services or assistance you need. If you or your family is struggling and would like to talk to one of our Connected Community resource...

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Students enrolled

Individuals served through our community resource hubs

Snacks provided to students and classrooms

connected schools

= 923,000 Meals distributed

families LINKed to needed services and resources

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