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Connected Community Schools

What is a Connected Community School?
A Community School is figuratively or physically hubbing all of your community services and resources into your school building. Our mission as Connected Community Schools (CCS) is to partner with public schools to create Community Schools and ensure that students and families have their basic needs met to be successful in their everyday lives and are inspired and supported by the Community.

Are you an individual, parent/caregiver or community member that resides in one of our Connected Community School Districts? Do you need assistance with tangible items from our Connected HUBs or support in finding resources and services in your community such as a Primary Care Doctor, Mental Health, Dental etc?

Participating School Districts

Please visit our website for up-to-date information pertaining to school districts we participate with. Districts annotated with an * are located in Oneida County.

  • Adirondack Central School District*
  • Camden Central School District*
  • Canastota Central School District
  • Central Valley Central School District
  • Dolgeville Central School District
  • Herkimer Central School District
  • Holland Patent Central School District*
  • Little Falls City School District
  • Madison Central School District
  • Mt Markham Central School District
  • New Hartford Central School District*
  • Oppenheim Ephratah St. Johnsville Central School District
  • Rome City School District*
  • Waterville Central School District*
  • Whitesboro Central School District*

The Four Components of a Connected Community School:

How: Through collaboration with community and school partners, kept up through our constant mining of resources and partnerships, our Site Coordinators work together with the schools to create, schedule, and facilitate fun and engaging programming for our students and families.

Family Engagement

Why: CCS seeks to assist families with creating more positive experiences through fun and engaging activities with their children and their school, facilitating positive interactions with our staff and resulting in continued relationships and increased engagement in their children’s education. CCS never charges families and we are always conscious of such hurdles as transportation.

Classroom Programming and Community Connections

Why: We are always striving to provide our students with the most engaging and creative education. By adding programming from our community partners, this brings hands-on learning and experiences straight from our experts of the community. Our teachers love the help and our students love the experiences!


LINK™ is our single point of access for service delivery that connects students and families to the appropriate resources and services within their community based on identified needs.

If every student’s basic needs were met, they could successfully engage in their academics and hopefully even enjoy it! Identified school staff can refer to any student, family, or individual that has an identified need, struggle, or worry. Our Site Coordinators will assess the full household for needs and work with the family to connect them to resources in their community.

Utilize the Community LINK referral or make contact with your Site Coordinators in your Connected Districts!

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Connected School HUBs
CCS HUBs are physical spaces within our Connected Schools that house a variety of tangible items such as snacks, grocery items, hygiene products, and school supplies, to meet the needs of our students and school community. They also provide a safe and engaging environment for student and community engagement through lunch or afterschool activities, learning opportunities, and the use of games from the CCS Fun Library!

Utilize the Community LINK referral or make contact with your Site Coordinators in your Connected Districts!

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