Community Day Event Introduces Building One Community (B1C) to the Shippan Neighborhood

Prizes, giveaways, kids' activities, free flu shots, live Q&A with an Immigration Legal Services Director, B1C programs and services introduction were just a few great reasons to visit Building One Community and its partners on a beautiful sunny September day. 

Hundreds of community members visited Building One Community (B1C) this past Sunday for its first Community Day Event. A gathering intended to celebrate neighbors and introduce prospective and current participants to Building One Community, The Center for Immigrant Opportunity.  

Partners of B1C also joined the festivities. Americares and Walgreens provided free flu shots for adults. Person to Person brought their mobile pantry. The Stamford Police Department brought their K-9 units and their Bomb Squad mobile. Child Guidance Center offered community resources and played games. Bank of America had special new account offers. Private and public high school volunteer groups from King School, Greenwich Country, and Stamford High School helped with games, snacks, setup, and photography.  

"We were thrilled to have a robust influx of visitors all day. We have just settled into a new flagship location in the Shippan area, and it was a wonderful way to introduce the community to our organization alongside our partners," said Anka Badurina, Ph.D., Executive Director of Building One Community. 

The B1C organization is a dynamic group, and the community benefits from all its multiple programs and services year-round! The organization has recently moved its flagship location to 417 Shippan Avenue and also operates out of its original location at 75 Selleck Street in Stamford. This was the first Community Event in their new neighborhood and it did not disappoint.  

Check out the www.b1c.org website, and sign up for their newsletter to avoid missing out on future events and how to get involved. 

About Building One Community  

Building One Community (also known as B1C) is a nonprofit organization established in 2011 that provides a comprehensive resource center for immigrants in the greater Stamford area. The mission of Building One Community is to advance the successful integration of immigrants and their families. Since its inception, the organization has served over 13,700 immigrants from 116 countries. B1C provides free services that educate, employ, empower, and engage immigrants and the broader community. Programs offered include ELL (English Language learning) classes, family and individual support services, immigration legal services, and workforce development programs. Community volunteers, donors, and partnerships are an essential component of the growth of Building One Community. More information may be found at www.B1C.org.  



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