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The mission of the Cornelia Connelly Center (CCC) is simple, but bold – to empower every girl to realize her full potential.


CCC operates an thirteen-year program on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, serving girls living in poverty. Through Connelly Middle School of the Holy Child (CMS), students in grades four through eight receive a rigorous education focused on their holistic development.  The Graduate Support Program (GSP) serves graduates in grades nine through twelve, ensuring their success in high school and pursuit of higher education, and graduates currently attending college to ensure their college graduation.


Partnering with each student to defy the odds, Cornelia Connelly Center transforms lives with joyful perseverance and a zealous belief in the potential of all students.