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Our Mission

Building One Community's (B1C) 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.


Learn English

A common language is essential to being part of a community.

Family and Individual Services

Finding sources of support is crucial for immigrants settling into new lives.

Academic Enrichment Services

Addressing the learning needs of elementary school children to help them 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.

we have served over 16,900 immigrants

In more than 12 years,

from 124 different countries.



More than


people received services from us.
More than


participants attended our English Language Learning (ELL), Citizenship, and Vocational programs.
More than a


increase in Academic Enrichment services attendance.
More than


hours of volunteer work were provided to B1C.
More than


clients received Immigration Legal Services.

The Impact of Immigration in Our Community

$2.1 Billion

in total net business income is generated by immigrant businesses in Connecticut


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


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.

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
  • Academic Enrichment Programs
  • Immigration Legal Services
  • Workforce Development Program

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I like B1C because it’s a place of support, where they teach immigrants, like myself, how to navigate the Anglo Saxon community.



B1C is a place of opportunity for people to get a job and learn English. You get help and guidance on what you need.



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.



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.



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.

  • Our Main Location

    417 Shippan Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

  • This location is open

    Monday - Thursday from 9 AM to 8 PM
    Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM
    Saturday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
    Sunday CLOSED

    FIRST FLOOR - Worker Center
    Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM
    Saturday - Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM

  • Educational Center

    75 Selleck St, Stamford, CT 06902

  • This location is open

    Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM
    Monday & Wednesday Evening from 6 PM to 8:30 PM
    Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM
    Sunday CLOSED

Policy Statement on Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion


B1C is committed to diversity, equity & inclusion as our core values. 

We Respect the equal dignity of each person with regard to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation and sexual identification and abilities. We strive to build and leverage a diverse, inclusive workforce and workplace, starting with leadership and spreading across the organization. This includes Board, staff, program participants, volunteers, and partners.

We work to achieve these goals both internally and by collaboration with the wider community.

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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