Community School

In 2017 McKinley was selected to become a Community School and became partners with Creative Connections, a Community Based Organization. Creative Connections is a youth development program founded in 2005 to meet the growing need for college and career readiness in New York City public schools.  Our dynamic staff has more than twenty years of youth development experience and seamlessly and effectively implements in-class and after school programs in ourschool.


We believe education is the key to success. At Creative Connections, we empower, motivate, inspire and support our students to achieve their college and career dreams. We want every student to have the opportunity of a quality and affordable college education. We believe this is how we ensure the success of our students and the success of the United States in the 21st Century.


We empower our students to achieve their college and career dreams.

Our Day-Time Program


(College & Career Readiness Program)

Creative Connections offers a College and Career Readiness program during the school day to the entire 7th grade. This program runs all year and is integrated into the students schedule. The students will meet once a week with our success coaches. This program will help the students in the next school year and beyond! 

Parent Workshops

Picture of students in coding class. Links to news article.

McKinley students make time for the Hour of Code

Students saluting service members at Veterans Day assembly. Links to article.

McKinley salutes service members on 100th anniversary of Veterans Day