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  • The center is open from Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. for emergencies and appointments ONLY. • El centro está abierto de lunes a viernes de 9 a.m. a 4 p.m. SOLO para emergencias y citas. • You can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding Covid-19 here.
  • 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 8 years,

    we have served over 10,400 immigrants

    from 102 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

    2018 IN NUMBERS

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    immigrant clients served

    0

    individual volunteers

    0

    clients obtained jobs and/or learned job skills

    0

    hours of ELL and vocational ELL taught

    0

    clients received legal immigration services

    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.

    DON'T MISS

    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.

    GIVE NOW

    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

    Find out more

    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.

    Read the report

    OUR BIGGEST THANK YOU
    TO OUR WONDERFUL
    VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE SO
    DEDICATED TO OUR MISSION.

    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

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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.

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

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

    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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    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!

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