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  • AFT Innovation Fund Award
  • Development of 501[c](3)
  • Executive Director Melissa Roys
  • Ribbon-Cutting at Bellamy Elementary
  • Embedded 5th Quarter Summer Program
  • Opening of Giving Tree HUB
  • CNYHHN Formal Partnership
  • Development of LINK
  • Invitation to San Diego, CA Philanthropic Conference
  • Third Year award of AFT Innovation Fund Grant
  • HomeWork Diners, A+Nights and Breaks, Classroom Programming, and making new Community Partners
  • Presentations
  • Technical Assistance Center
  • Formal Partnership announced with Safe Schools Mohawk Valley
  • Presentation to AFT in Washington, D.C.
  • Rebranding to CONNECTED Community Schools
  • Opening of Community Kids HUB
  • Embedding LINK into entire Rome CSD
  • Expansion in secondary level of Rome CSD
  • Awarded 35% of total AFT Innovation Fund
  • MVCC and Keuka College Embed credited internships
  • Training/CCS Model formalized
  • Financial systems/protocol/procedures embedded in RAE
  • Announcement of Connected Districts
  • Randi Weingarten
  • Opening of Waterville Community School
  • Opening of Dolgeville Community School
  • Satellite Mental Health clinics embedded in 9 sites across the 3 Connected Districts
  • Formation of Community Response Team for COVID-19
  • Community Kids Snack Program
  • Milestone: reached 100 Community Partners for Advisory Board
  • Conducted first ever virtual Summer Program
  • Subject of AFT Spotlight article for our food giveaway programs during pandemic
  • Launched community support campaign, raising funds for HUB resources
  • Creation and implementation of data tracking and supports for continued analysis of program outcomes
  • Present for AFT Innovation Fund webinar: “Data Collection for Community Schools”
  • Opening of Community Resource Hubs in Waterville and Dolgeville
  • Creation of iLearning program
  • Further development of CCS model and infrastructure, including Quality Management Program and Development Committee

families LINKed to needed services and resources

Snacks provided to students and classrooms

= 923,000 Meals distributed

Individuals served through our community resource hubs

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207 N James Street
Rome, New York
(315) 272-7498

Interim Impact Center:
414 N James Street
Suite B, Rome, New York
(315) 533-5723

School Hours: M-F: 9am - 5pm

Email Executive Director, Melissa Roys: MelissaR@connectedcs.org

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