Children's Community School (CCS) Waterbury, CT

The Give Local campaign is live online from Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 a.m. to Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.  If those dates aren't good for you, you can give online from April 20-23rd.  The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum!

Click on the Give Local logo above oranywhere on this website and you will go directly to our Give Local donation page.  

We have $9,000 in challenges if we can

  • reach our total from last year of over $25,000 (including the challenge gifts);

  • get at least 8 gifts of $250 each; and

  • get 50 gifts of $100 each.

If you are not comfortable giving online, you have other options:

  • Call in your credit card information to 203-575-0659 ext. 212 and we will make the contribution for you.

  • Send your gift by mail to CCS, P.O. Box 1746, Waterbury, CT  06721.  The challenges above include both online and mailed gifts.

In the News -- City, Suburban Kids Get Creative Together



WATERTOWN – Waterbury elementary students are working with students from a Watertown private high school to create a collaborative art project.

Just under 100 kindergarten through fifth-graders each made a leaf. The Taft School students will assemble them into a tree representing each class at the elementary school, according to Lynn Curless, Director of Development at Children’s Community School.

The students will showcase their work at an art show on Jan. 26 in Taft’s choral room.

“It ends up being a project that represents each individual student, but then puts them all together as a whole,” Curless said. “It becomes kind of a mystery to us until we see it unveiled again at this show.”   Read more...


Children’s Community School lays the foundation for urban students' educational success by offering a robust curriculum and unique experiences, by developing their individual character, and by cultivating strong family involvement.

     Children’s Community School (CCS) provides an educational alternative for low-income families living in the Waterbury area. CCS has been providing a unique, high-quality, private education for 48 years. The educational model and the support of hundreds of volunteers results in a 94% and higher on-time high school graduation rate of our children.


See our About Page for a downloadable form.

Lunch Tours for  Volunteers and Donors

Get a firsthand look at the school with a student-led tour and a bite to eat!  All tours start at noon.

  • Fri., May 18, 2018

Call Lynn at 203-575-0659 ext. 212 for questions and reservations.  

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