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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

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

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    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 9 years,

    we have served over 11,100 immigrants

    from 104 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

    2019 IN NUMBERS

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    Program Participants
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    Volunteers
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    Workers obtained jobs or gained job skills training
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    Volunteer hours helped give participants a voice in a new language
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    Clients served by our Immigration Legal Services team

    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

    Your support changed the lives of many in our community this past year!

    We proudly share our 2019 Annual Report with you!
    These accomplishments were made possible
    by our volunteers, donors, staff and clients.

    Read the report

    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.

    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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    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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