• Coffee with our Immigration Attorney, Wednesday, August 14 at 11:30 am - Café con nuestra abogado de inmigración, miércoles, 14 de agosto a 11:30 am

  • Our Mission

    Building One Community's mission is to advance the successful integration of immigrants and their families.

    Our Vision

    One welcoming community in which all immigrants are thriving and contributing members.

    Our Promise

    We deliver compassionate service to make all immigrants feel welcome and to enrich the entire community.

    $2.1 Billion

    in total net business income is generated by immigrant businesses in Connecticut


    of children in the Stamford public schools speak a first language other than English


    of Stamford residents are born outside the U.S.

    B1C helps immigrants become self-sufficient contributors to the community.

    As an organization solely dedicated to this underserved population, our mission of bringing passionate people together to help immigrants and their families to succeed in the community resonates among clients, donors and volunteers. We engage the community in our work and in ongoing dialogue about the benefits and challenges immigrants bring to our community.

    In 8 years,

    we have served over 9,400 immigrants

    from 100 different countries.

    We are a hub, where volunteers and community partner organizations offer their experience and expertise to local immigrants in a safe, welcoming place, where people learn from each other, and unmet needs are satisfied.

    Through Building One Community, immigrants acquire the tools they need to be self-sufficient and successful, strengthening their families and the entire Stamford community in the process.

    At B1C we provide free services that educate, employ, empower and engage immigrants and the broader community.

    Our programs include:

    • ELL Programs
    • Family and Individual Support Services
    • Parent Organizing Program POWER
    • Immigration Legal Services
    • Workforce Development Program

    2018 IN NUMBERS


    immigrant clients served


    individual volunteers


    clients obtained jobs and/or learned job skills


    hours of ELL and vocational ELL taught


    clients received legal immigration services


    Learn English

    A common language is essential to being part of a community.

    Individual and Family Services

    Finding sources of support is crucial for immigrants settling into new lives.

    School Services

    Parent involvement in the school community helps children succeed.

    Adult Literacy

    Making sense of many different kinds of communications is a valuable skill.

    Learn Skills & Get Hired

    Focused, specialized training helps immigrants become employable more quickly.

    Immigration Legal Services

    Information and support to help immigrants navigate the complicated legal immigration system.


    Your support changed the lives of many in our community this past year!

    We proudly share our 2018 Annual Report with you!
    These accomplishments were made possible
    by our volunteers, donors, staff and clients.

    Read the report


    Thank you to all who helped us raise $14,830 for workbooks and
    reference books for our English Language Learner teachers and
    support immigrant students' ESL education today.

    Photos from the event are available on our Facebook
    page. If you are interested in sharing the handout
    with someone not able to attend, you can find it here.

    We were thrilled that so many community members
    were able to leave our panel with more knowledge
    on community advocacy and how to support the
    immigrant community.

    Immigrant Rights Handout

    We reached our goal!

    Thank you to all our community members
    who donated to our campaign through #TheImpactVine!
    We've reached our goal in support of our
    #FamilyServicesProgram and will be sending
    100 immigrant family members to the
    Hey Stamford Food Festival!

    Find out more

    "Why Welcoming Immigrants is
    Smart Policy"

    Slides from Rich André's keynote address
    at our Benefit Breakfast.

    See the slides

    Each certified Party Helper has graduated from Building One Community’s Culinary and Catering Program.

    Party Helpers are hard-working, friendly and punctual – everything you need to ensure a successful event!

    at your own party!

    Leave the preparation and cleanup to trained Party Helpers.

    Be a guest

    Party Helpers will:
    • Set up your party space
    • Welcome guests and take coats
    • Bartend and serve beverages
    • Prep, set and pass appetizers
    • Clear and wash plates and glassware
    • Help with clean up

    Find out more

    Ratatouille and Company

    Visit Us

    • Our address

      75 Selleck Street, Stamford, CT 06902

    • Phone

      (203) 674-8585

    • We are open

      Monday - Saturday from 7:30am to 8pm;
      Sunday from 8am to 6pm



    I like B1C because it’s a place of support, where they teach immigrants, like myself, how to navigate the Anglo Saxon community.



    B1C is a place of opportunity for people to get a job and learn English. You get help and guidance on what you need.



    B1C is like a big family. They help us in our needs. I appreciate very much the support that they have given me. I have progressed on my English skills.



    My experience - they were very lovely, it's a good service, excellent people, they wait on you very well. They always treated me so well.



    B1C set my children and I on the right way, illuminating it with aid and guidance, giving me the tools needed to persist and setting us on a path towards success.

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

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

    Stay in touch:

    Follow us on social media or sign up for our newsletters.

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