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Connected Community Schools

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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

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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207 N James Street

Rome, New York

(315) 272-7498

School Hours: M-F: 8am - 4pm

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

Email Executive Director, Danielle Martin: DanielleM@connectedcs.org

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