Our Goal: Empowering one's dream of a college education by reducing housing expense.
"Connect Room and Board is possibly the best decision I could have made to find cheap housing for the summer! Staying with my host family has made the move to a new city easy. They have offered tons of flexibility when it comes to arranging move in/move out dates, overnight guests, parking, arrangements to and from the airport and train, etc. A spacious bed & bath set up, the friendly atmosphere, a nice home cooked meal, and a safe neighborhood are just a few of the many perks when you choose Connect Room and Board!"
"We currently have a college senior living with us for the summer from the University of Illinois. He is a great kid. We feel so grateful to be able to help out a hardworking student to make their opportunity for an internship here at the NGA in St Louis happen without him going into debt to do it."
"I wanted to express my gratitude for connecting me with the house sharing experience dreams are made of! If you can find me another one like her, sign me up. I'm so grateful to have Mary in my home and so thankful to you and Jill for having this vision, and then following through to manifest it all."
"Connect Room and Board has allowed me to find a place to call home even as I am 1,000 miles away from my home town. Not only have they connected me with a safe and comfortable living space, but with a thoughtful, caring, and encouraging host. All my needs have been considered and I have no complaint to make. From parking space to kitchen use, every aspect of the transition has gone smoothly. Connect Room and Board provides a service well worth every cent. I would recommend Connect Room and Board to any student and/or intern far from home and looking for a safe place to stay while they focus on their studies and their career."
"Being a host with Connect Room & Board has been a wonderful experience. Our own children were off at college and our house was feeling empty. We thought we would give it a try. Of course the one time rent payment in full we received was nice! As we got to know our student guest, we realized what a great young man he was and it felt good helping him pursue his internship. It was nice to have a young face at the dinner table again. He has moved on but we still hear from him every now and then."
"When I first moved into my room under Connect Room and Board, I was confused and definitely a little frightened to be so far away from home in such an unfamiliar city. However, upon arriving, I was welcomed with a wonderful bed and bathroom arrangement, a beautiful neighborhood with tons of amenities like restaurants and multiple parks, delicious meals, and an extremely courteous family that gave me the best possible exposure to the community. If you're looking for a great and comfortable living experience with an unbeatable cost, Connect Room and Board will do you well!"
Why Students Should Participate
- Save money – You can save thousands of dollars in room and board.
- Take the financial burden off your parents so they can save for retirement.
- Stay focused on your studies instead of trying to keep a job to pay for expenses.
- Have less debt upon graduation.
- Build life-long relationships with host family that can provide valuable contacts and more!