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 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 7 years,
we have served over 8,850 immigrants
from 96 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:
- ESL 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 ESL and vocational ESL 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.
Help us raise $5,000 for workbooks and reference books
for our English Language Learner teachers and support
immigrant students' ESL education today.
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
THURSDAY, MAY 30th, 2019
Keynote speaker: Ali Noorani
7th Annual Spring Benefit Breakfast
Building One Community is happy
to be partnering with The Norwalk
Symphony Orchestra and the New
Paradigm Theatre for the concert
production of West Side Story
on February 23rd.
West Side Story
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
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!
Your support changed the lives of many in our community this past year!
We proudly share our 2017 Annual Report with you!
These accomplishments were made possible
by our volunteers, donors, staff and clients.
"Why Welcoming Immigrants is
Slides from Rich André's keynote address
at our Benefit Breakfast.
OUR BIGGEST THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE SO DEDICATED TO OUR MISSION.
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.
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