Building One Community's mission is to advance the successful integration of immigrants and their families.
One welcoming community in which all immigrants are thriving and contributing members.
We deliver compassionate service to make all immigrants feel welcome and to enrich the entire community.
B1C helps immigrants become self-sufficient contributors to the community.
As an organization solely dedicated to this underserved population, our mission of advancing the successful integration of immigrants and their families 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 more than 11 years,
we have served over 14,300 immigrants
from 117 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
2021 IN NUMBERS
0hours of Information Technology (IT) coaching were provided to our participants.
0English lessons provided by our English Language Learning (ELL) program volunteer tutors.
$0was earned in wages by participants thanks to the Hiring Site.
0COVID vaccine shots were administrated with our partners through in-house clinics.
0Immigration Legal Services cases were worked on.
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.
Parent involvement in the school community helps children succeed.
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.
Policy Statement on Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
B1C is committed to diversity, equity & inclusion as our core values.
We Respect the equal dignity of each person with regard to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation and sexual identification and abilities. We strive to build and leverage a diverse, inclusive workforce and workplace, starting with leadership and spreading across the organization. This includes Board, staff, program participants, volunteers, and partners.
We work to achieve these goals both internally and by collaboration with the wider community.