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Connected Community Schools programs receives $20,000 grant for Little Falls programming

Posted 4/1/22

LITTLE FALLS — The Connected Community Schools program, a Central New York, based initiative which combines efforts of more than 200 businesses and community-based agencies who work with …

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Connected Community Schools programs receives $20,000 grant for Little Falls programming

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LITTLE FALLS — The Connected Community Schools program, a Central New York, based initiative which combines efforts of more than 200 businesses and community-based agencies who work with participating school districts to seek to ensure all students are prepared and able to engage in their education without having their struggles or unmet needs act as a barrier to their academics, social, and emotional success.

The Connected Community Schools program has announced that it has received a $20,000 grant from the Dale Memorial Trust of Little Falls, which will help fund programming for children under age 14 and senior citizens ages 65 and older in the Little Falls community.

“With this money, along with the continued support of our amazing Connected Community members, we can ensure our Connected Little Falls School Hubs have ample stocks of hygiene products, snacks, and grocery items to serve not just the students in our schools but the often under-served community members and senior citizens,” said Melissa Roys, co-executive director of Connected Community Schools.

“Through the use of these Hubs, the CCS team is uniquely situated to help ensure every student, family, and community member has the resources and support they need to be successful,” Roys said.

“Our Connected School Hubs house our tangible goods and resources, including food, hygiene and household items, clothing, and school supplies. These hubs also house our site coordinators, who facilitate classroom programming and community engagement events, run lunch and after school groups for students, and provide connections to any services and organizations a family can use to overcome their struggles or worries.”

“We are overwhelmed by community support in Little Falls, it’s collaboration such as this, that brings our mission of ensuring students and families have their basic needs met to life,” Roys added.

For additional information on the Connected Community Schools programs, see the agency’s website at connectedcommunityschools.org or follow the organization on Facebook @ConnectedCommunitySchools, the CCS announcement added.

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