City Connects at BPS
City Connects is an evidence-based intervention that helps teachers and schools provide integrated supports to address the needs of students in schools serving under-resourced neighborhoods and families.
Research shows that poverty has harmful consequences for children’s achievement and other domains of development including health, family, and social-emotional outcomes. These domains interact, with consequences for one multiplying across the others. Effective student support must pay attention to each of these areas in the interactions students encounter in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods, tailoring any intervention to the particular risks and strengths of individual children and to the ways risks and strengths change and interact over time.