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 8 years,
we have served over 10,400 immigrants
from 102 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
0immigrant clients served
0clients obtained jobs and/or learned job skills
0hours of ELL and vocational ELL taught
0clients received legal immigration services
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.
COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
Hundreds of our local immigrant families are facing a chaotic
and stressful time. Many have been living paycheck-to-paycheck
and do not have savings or support systems to help them.
Their hourly jobs as cleaners, childcare providers, restaurant
workers, and landscapers have been cut and they are
not earning wages.
You can support our efforts to work together not to let our community down when they need us the most.
B1C is responding to the vast need created by this devastating pandemic.
We had to adapt and replace our biggest fundraising event of the year.
Now, more than ever, we need your support to remain the trusted organization
that immigrant families rely on
to meet essential needs.
Our Annual Benefit Breakfast can wait,
but responding to COVID-19 cannot!
Thank you to all who helped us raise $9,120 for workbooks and
reference books for our English Language Learner teachers and
support immigrant students' ESL education today.
Light a Fire 2019
What an honor it was for us to be awarded the
Community Impact Award by Fairfield County's Community
Foundation at Moffly Media's Light a Fire Awards.
We couldn't have done this without all of you!
Thank you for the vital role you all - donors, volunteers, learners,
partners - have played in advancing the successful integration
of immigrants and their families.
Be a guest
Leave the preparation and cleanup to trained Party Helpers.
at your own party!
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!
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
Ratatouille and Company
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.