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Former Scientist Embraces Role Supporting Stamford’s Immigrant Community

Stamford Daily Voice

January 26, 2017

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By Tom Renner

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Darien’s Catalina Samper-Horak took a career U-turn nearly three decades ago. She didn't know that her decision to leave the potentially lucrative field of science and genetics would lead her to a job helping immigrants to make it in America.

  • Who : Catalina Samper-Horak, Darien
  • What : Executive director of Building One Community in Stamford
  • Learn more: Building One Community website

Now, more than five years after Samper-Horak and a group of community members established the nonprofit agency, her budget has swelled, the staff has grown and her organization’s reach has expanded. The newly named agency, Building One Community (formerly Neighbors Link), has become a vital resource for the region’s large immigrant population.

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