- Area(s) of Focus: Community Health & Civic Life, Education
- Key Indicator(s): Group Membership (% of adults 18 and over involved in social, civic, sports, and religious groups), On-Time High School Graduation (% of freshmen who graduate in four years)
- State(s): Massachusetts
City Connects is a proven school-based intervention developed at Boston College that revitalizes student support in urban elementary schools. This systematic and comprehensive approach to addressing out-of-school factors significantly improves academic performance and narrows the achievement gap. City Connects evaluates the strengths and needs of every student and links each child to a tailored set of intervention, prevention and enrichment services located in the community.