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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

0%

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

0%

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 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.

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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

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hours of Information Technology (IT) coaching were provided to our participants.
More than

0

English lessons provided by our English Language Learning (ELL) program volunteer tutors.
More than

$0

was earned in wages by participants thanks to the Hiring Site.
More than

0

COVID vaccine shots were administrated with our partners through in-house clinics.
More than

0

Immigration Legal Services cases were worked on.

OUR PROGRAMS

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.

Visit Us

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Ximena
Colombia

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

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Mario
Guatemala

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

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Patricia
Guatemala

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.

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Dolman
Guatemala

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.

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Amal
Morocco

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.

  • Our new flagship location as of June 27, 2022

    417 Shippan Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

  • This location is open

    Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM
    Saturday & Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM (First Floor only)

  • We are also providing programs at

    75 Selleck St, Stamford, CT 06902

  • This location is open

    Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM
    Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM

Policy Statement on Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

R.E.D.I.

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.

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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February Happenings
Discover our featured programs and events.

B1C’s Winter COVID Protocol
As of February 1, 2023 masks are optional in all our locations.

Flip through the brochureSee Protocol

B1C's 10th Annual Spring Benefit Breakfast
Please join us at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich on May 19, 2023!

Find out more, sponsor the event or buy tickets

Upcoming programs and events:

Building One Community - B1C will be open as a warming shelter this weekend as
temperatures drop - Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Click here for a complete list of shelter locations.

Building One Community - B1C estará abierto como un refugio de calentamiento
este fin de semana debido a las bajas temperaturas sábado y domingo,
de 9:00 AM a 5:00 PM y de lunes a viernes, de 8:00 AM a 6:00 PM Visita para
obtener una lista completa de las ubicaciones de los refugios de calentamiento.

Building One Community - B1C ap louvri kòm yon abri chofe wikenn sa a pandan
tanperati a bese - Samdi ak Dimanch 9:00 AM jiska 5:00 PM ak Lendi rive
Vandredi 8:00 AM jiska 6:00 PM vizite pou jwenn yon lis konplè kote abri yo.
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