The mission of the Cornelia Connelly Center is to offer outstanding educational programs for girls from low-income families on the Lower East Side of New York City. We help girls develop the aspirations, confidence, skills and values to fulfill their own potential and prepare for responsible roles in society.
Connelly Middle School of the Holy Child, the cornerstone of the Center, provides a comprehensive, individualized course of study in an intentionally small, secure, and challenging environment. The Graduate Support Program continues our involvement with alumnae through high school with financial assistance, tutoring, college counseling, and a network of support. In 2003, our first graduates completed college, most as the first in their families to earn a degree.