BUILDING ONE COMMUNITY IN THE NEWS

Building One Community/NCC graduate home health aides

Stamford Advocate June 19, 2017 By Liz Skalka STAMFORD — Twenty-three people representing 11 countries graduated this month from a home health aide training program offered through Building One Community and Norwalk Community College. Diplomas from the program’s second ever graduating classes were awarded at a ceremony at the college’s PepsiCo Theater to graduates from countries including…
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Stamford superintendent calms fears of immigration agents in schools

Stamford Advocate June 13, 2017 By Nora Naughton STAMFORD – Gricelda Mendez is concerned her two children might be targets of federal immigration agents while they’re in school. Mendez, a Guatemalan immigrant, spoke through a translator to express her fear of deportation, saying she also worries her children may return from Springdale Elementary School to an empty house one…
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Perspectives: On the importance of aiding immigrants

New Canaan News Online May 26, 2017 By Rev. Drew Williams As I write, I have just returned from the Fifth Annual Spring Benefit Breakfast for Building One Community (formerly Neighbors Link Stamford), the center for immigrant opportunity in Stamford. It was an inspiring gathering with more than 500 guests. The organization’s purpose is simple:…
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Wilton High student named Outstanding Youth Volunteer

  The Hour February 23, 2017 By Stephanie Kim WILTON — Victoria Koenigsberger believes there are misconceptions about immigrants and feels their efforts often go unnoticed. In the three years she’s volunteered at Building One Community, a Stamford-based immigration assistance program, she said she’s met and interacted with immigrants who once were established engineers, accountants…
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Former Scientist Embraces Role Supporting Stamford’s Immigrant Community

Stamford Daily Voice January 26, 2017 By Tom Renner STAMFORD, Conn. — Darien’s Catalina Samper-Horak took a career U-turn nearly three decades ago. She didn’t know that her decision to leave the potentially lucrative field of science and genetics would lead her to a job helping immigrants to make it in America. Who : Catalina Samper-Horak,…
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New name reflects mission of Stamford nonprofit

  Stamford Advocate January 23, 2017 Photo: Michael Cummo / Hearst Connecticut Media By Liz Skalka STAMFORD — A nonprofit established five years ago to provide resources for immigrants debuted a new name Sunday. “Building One Community — The Center for Immigrant Opportunity” has replaced Neighbors Link as the name of the Selleck Street organization.…
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