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  • BUILDING ONE COMMUNITY IN THE NEWS

    Aug 12 2019

    Together We Stand rally voices support for immigrant community in Stamford

    News 12 Connecticut STAMFORD — Residents gathered in Stamford Monday night to rally around the immigrant community. Together We Stand was organized as a reaction to the mass shooting in El Paso and other events that organizers say have left people living in fear. They wanted a large demonstration of unity and a chance for…
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    Aug 12 2019

    In Stamford — city, state leaders pledge support, safety to immigrant community

    Stamford Advocate By Humberto J Rocha STAMFORD — Carla Esquivel, who came from Guatemala 20 years ago, knows what it’s like to feel like a stranger. But what she feels in 2019 is something new, a continual state of fear, especially in the wake of the El Paso shooting last weekend where 22 people were…
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    Aug 9 2019

    Stamford organizations plan multiple events to address gun violence

    Stamford Advocate By Sophia Vaughan STAMFORD — It’s a sign of the times that the Vigil for School Safety and an End to Gun Violence set for this Sunday was first planned four months ago, before 34 people were killed in three separate mass shootings over the past two weeks in Gilroy, El Paso and…
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    Aug 8 2019

    Training Program for Immigrants Helping to Solve Home Care’s Workforce Problem

    Home Healthcare News By Joyce Famakinwa In-home care organizations continue to look for new and innovative ways to combat the increasingly dire workforce shortage. One program is trying to solve the industry-wide pain point by helping immigrant students become home health caregivers through specialized training. Read full article
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    Jul 24 2019

    Building One Community encourages summer reading

    Stamford Advocate By Matthew Brown STAMFORD — Children and their parents took part in a month-long summer reading program, designed to help prevent the summer slide of reading and reading comprehension. The Building One Community program in its 6th year, encourages parents to work with their child and pairs students in grades K-5 with volunteers…
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    Jul 10 2019

    How a Dozen Immigrant Parents Organized to Transform Literacy in Their District

    Education Post By Alejandro Gibes Parents’ love for their children is the single greatest—and most underutilized—natural resource in education. I learned this firsthand as a son. My parents escaped political persecution and made enormous sacrifices to immigrate to the United States so that my sister and I could have better educational opportunities. Read full article
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