Outreach Coordinator, City of Stamford
When Maria Millan arrived in the United States from Spain in 1997, she attended classes to learn English and later gained employment with the City of Stamford. A beacon of hope and a safe harbor for many residents, Maria’s impact is felt through the entire community. She is instrumental in helping hundreds of vulnerable families obtain health insurance each year and is an active board member, parent facilitator, and co -mentor with the Starfish Connection.
The Land of Opportunity Award recognizes a local resident who immigrated to the greater Stamford area, honoring the individual’s perseverance in the pursuit of success and commitment to building one strong community.