Near & Far Aid awards grant to immigrant community center

Stamford Patch STAMFORD — Building One Community – The Center for Immigrant Opportunity, a community resource center for immigrants, has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Near & Far Aid Association. The award enables Building One Community to maintain and enhance its core services that help Stamford-area immigrants gain job and language skills essential…
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Community Center celebrates Reading Program with Stamford Schools

Stamford Patch STAMFORD — Building One Community – The Center for Immigrant Opportunity recently wrapped up its 6th annual Summer Reading Program for elementary school families in the Stamford Public Schools system. The program significantly helps prevent the “summer slide” largely experienced by immigrant children and helps improve English Language skills for the coming school…
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Stamford Immigrant Center Denies Allegations Of Abusing Day Laborers

WSHU Public Radio By WSHU NEWS STAFF A community organization that helps immigrants in Stamford says allegations that staff verbally abused day laborers and exploited them are false. Catalina Horak leads the center called Building 1 Community. Horak says the group was founded to give day laborers a safe place to find work and to help…
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Testimonials from our Elected Officials

“Building One Community is an indispensable organization providing vocational, legal, language and many other forms of assistance to immigrants from all walks of life. B1C has improved the lives of thousands of our neighbors and works every day to assist some of the most vulnerable and anxious people in our community. – Congressman Jim Himes…
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A Letter of Support from the Interfaith Council of Southwestern CT

To the Editor of the Stamford Advocate, As faith leaders in the Stamford area who have worked with Building One Community, we write in response to the recent allegations regarding this vital organization for immigrant integration in our region. While we cannot comment on Mr. Amaya’s charges, they conflict with the experience that we and…
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A Letter of Support from Advocates for the Immigrant Community

To the editor: We were very distressed to read the article on page one of your August 16 edition about allegations against Building One Community. We are immigrants ourselves, and advocates for the immigrant community in Stamford. We would like to go on record as saying that we have spent hundreds of hours at Building…
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