BUILDING ONE COMMUNITY IN THE NEWS

Perspectives: Building one community in Fairfield County

Greenwich Time By The Rev. Drew Williams I have a good friend named Bruce. When he retired a few years back he promised his wife that he would attend to various landscaping and house repair projects. He told me it was quite a list and after a while he recognized the need for reinforcements. This…
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Fairfield County nonprofits discuss how to increase their influence

The Hour By R.A. Schuetz NEW CANAAN — More than 130 nonprofit workers from throughout Fairfield County gathered in the ethereal Grace Farms on Thursday morning for Advocacy Day, an event organized by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. During a break between sessions, Craig Glover, CEO of the Norwalk Community Health Center, nodded out at the…
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Woman fights deportation order, won't leave diabetic daughter

Woman fights deportation order, won’t leave diabetic daughter

NBC News by Alexandra Campbell Howe STAMFORD, Conn. — For Miriam Martinez-Lemus, the tracking device she has worn on her ankle for months is a bothersome reminder that the U.S., despite being her home for the last 26 years, has ordered her to leave. But it is also tangible proof of her determination to stay.…
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FCGives 2018

‘A lot of people doing a little’ — Giving Day charities share successes

  CT Post By Alexander Soule Catalina Horak is uncertain as to what factor produced a doubling of donations for her Building One Community last week on Fairfield County’s Giving Day, whether the Trump administration upping the stakes on immigration reform, or she and her staff increasing their own efforts to get the word out.…
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Stamford parents aim to break down barriers for immigrant students

Stamford Advocate By Travis Clark STAMFORD — Three years ago, a group of parents whose children are students in Stamford Public Schools took it upon themselves to engage the community on the challenges to educating immigrant youth. Calling themselves the POWER Program, these parents from throughout the school district sought to work with teachers and…
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Q&A with…Maria Esther Magallanes, who engages with immigrant, artistic community

Darien News January 4, 2018 By Humberto J. Rocha DARIEN — A beacon of hope and guidance. That’s what Maria Esther Magallanes, 52, feels when she sees a lighthouse, a structure she’s become fascinated with ever since her arrival in Darien more than a decade ago. The Mexico City native meshes this New England charm…
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