Building One Community

The Center for Immigrant Opportunity

6th Annual
Spring Benefit Breakfast

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018


243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, CT

7:00-7:30 a.m. Networking Coffee

7:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast Program

With sincere thanks to our Diamond Sponsors

Sarita and Greg Hanley

The Robert and Ardis James Foundation

The Walter Kann Foundation

Keynote: "Why Welcoming Immigrants is Smart Policy”

Associate Director of State and Local Initiatives, New American Economy

While the national immigration debate is often focused on congressional action, the reality of just how important immigration is to economic growth is felt most tangibly in local communities. By contributing to population growth, bolstering the tax base, keeping the local workforce young, and starting small businesses, immigrants bring vitality to America's cities and states. New American Economy will debut new data on the economic and demographic contributions by immigrants in Fairfield County, and discuss how research, organizing and advocacy are changing the immigration policy landscape across the country.

Land Of Opportunity Award Recipient

Outreach Coordinator, City of Stamford

When Maria Millan arrived in the United States from Spain in 1997, she attended classes to learn English and later gained employment with the City of Stamford. A beacon of hope and a safe harbor for many residents, Maria’s impact is felt through the entire community. She is instrumental in helping hundreds of vulnerable families obtain health insurance each year and is an active board member, parent facilitator, and co -mentor with the Starfish Connection.

The Land of Opportunity Award recognizes a local resident who immigrated to the greater Stamford area, honoring the individual’s perseverance in the pursuit of success and commitment to building one strong community.

Building One Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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