Tipping the Scales: How integrating school and community resources can improve student outcomes

InterconnectED brings together science, implementation and innovation, and tools for change to make it possible for all children to get the supports and opportunities they need to succeed in school and in life.

All children need supports and opportunities to develop, learn, and thrive. When children access the resources and opportunities they need, evidence shows they demonstrate better grades, behavior, effort, attendance, academic performance, and are more likely to stay in school. Economists find that the value of these benefits to society can outweigh costs by 3:1.

Grounded in the developmental sciences and evidence-based practices in the field, InterconnectED is dedicated to scaling integration of education with social services, youth development, health and mental health resources to improve learning outcomes.

InterconnectED is an initiative of the Boston College Lynch School of Education’s Center for Optimized Student Support.

InterconnectED is dedicated to scaling integration of education with social services, youth development, health and mental health resources to improve learning outcomes.