Welcome to Cornelia Connelly Center!
We are relentlessly committed to our simple, yet bold mission - to empower every girl to realize her full potential. For over twenty years we’ve served the low-income girls of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, making a thirteen-year promise to each student we admit into our 4th grade class that we will walk with her through college graduation.
At CCC, we believe in the potential of every student and set high standards to support each girl on her journey to becoming her best self, as Cornelia Connelly would say. At the heart of our program is a dedication to holistic education, rooted in the Holy Child tradition, emphasizing artistic, spiritual and academic development.
Perseverance, composure, curiosity and zeal are just a few of the values we hold dear. This spirit of joyful pursuit of excellence is palpable on 4th Street, inspiring our faculty, staff, alumnae and parents each day.
I hope that our website both inspires you with all we accomplish and intrigues you to learn more. We would love to see you in person and show you our transformational community. Hope you’ll join us soon!
Heather L. Raftery