Chip NYC visits Cornelia Connelly Center
At this year’s annual Holy Child Idol, an American Idol-style singing contest, the girls cheered their friends on and shared cookies with one another.
Many of the girls were featured on the Chip Instagram debuting their own “cookie splits”.
Boasting over 75,000 followers on Instagram, Chip has become synonymous with internet virality and deliciously creative cookie recipes including Lucky Charms, Hot Fudge Sundae, and Snickersdoodle.
Although they were established in Astoria in July of 2017, Chip has rapidly expanded to Ditmars, 30th Ave, and Gansevoort Market in Manhattan.
Chip made the trip over to The Cornelia Connelly Center at 220 East 4th Street, which provides empowering education for at-risk female students from middle school through college and beyond.
The organization has roots in the 1800’s beginning with Cornelia Peacock-Connelly who became the foundress of The Society of the Holy Child Jesus. The society’s primary goal was to provide education for the young female mill workers. Together, the sisters provided groundbreaking education to this previously overlooked population of students.
Cornelia believed that education was best accomplished when each student was trusted and cared for. She also sought to live her life with joy and as “one continuous act of love,” two other trademark characteristics of a Holy Child education.
Fast forward to 1993, long-term friends Connie Bush, Mary Claire Ryan, and Kathleen Roney, came together to create the Cornelia Connelly Center.
Today, over 450 girls have completed CCC’s program in its twenty-five-year history.
Click here to donate to this amazing program!