National Hispanic Heritage Month!

From our President:

Dear Stamford Cradle to Career community, 


As we step into the vibrant month of October, we are thrilled to continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month until October 15th. We encourage you to explore our Diversity Calendar for upcoming observances and events that promote inclusivity and unity within our community.


In addition to Hispanic Heritage Month, this month holds significance for multiple cultural and community observances. We would like to extend our warmest wishes to those observing Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah during this time. May these moments of reflection and celebration bring you peace and joy. 


October is also a time to remember and raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Let us take a moment to honor and support the individuals and families affected by this disease. Together, we can continue to work towards a world where breast cancer is no longer a threat. 


Excitingly, we are proud to support the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) as they host their Fall Fest on Sunday, October 1st. This event promises to be a fantastic opportunity for our community to come together, have fun, and support education in Stamford. 


We are also thrilled to shine a spotlight on the incredible work happening at Dolan and Rippowam Middle Schools under our Full-Service Community Schools Grant. Through collaboration with our school community and our community partners, we have been able to provide enriching opportunities for the students of these community schools. These efforts underscore the power of teamwork and collective commitment to our students' success. 


Lastly, we would like to celebrate the invaluable contributions of Shawn Davis and Leticia Carroll, our Stamford Cradle to Career Community Schools Managers. Their dedication and hard work continue to make a positive impact on our community and its youth.


Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in Stamford Cradle to Career. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of our students and our city. 



Edith Presley  

President, Stamford Cradle to Career

Please scroll down for important and timely information.

SC2C News & Events

September 15 - October 15

While we celebrate Hispanic and Latino communities beyond this month, from September 15 to October 15 we give extra recognition to the many contributions made to the history and culture of the United States including important advocacy

work, vibrant art, popular and traditional foods...

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Fall Professional Development

Take part in some of the professional development workshops offered by various community organization. These workshops are designed to help employees hone their skills, learn new ones, and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in their field.

Sign up...

Starting Fall 2023

The Stamford Preschool Program is a collaboration of the Stamford early childhood community. This is a high-quality play-based early education program for children ages 3-5 (Stamford residents)

For questions, email:

More information...

Saturday, October 14

The Greater Stamford Parenting Partnership is excited you will join us for our first Fatherhood Family Engagement Event on October 14, 2023 Please RSVP so we have an accurate count for food and activities.

Join us...

Community Partner Spotlight:

Stamford Public Education Foundation

KHK 5K Walk/Run for Good

It’s time to Step Out for Education! SPEF invites the Stamford community to join them for their annual 5K Walk & Run. Invite your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Walk or run to show you care. Let's educate and empower the next generation together!

Those 12 and under can participate in the SPEFy Fun Run this year, a mile-long course that includes fun activities along the way.

The fun continues at SPEF's family-friendly FallFest with interactive, hands-on activities for kids (presented by Kids Helping Kids and other community partners), SPEF's Books Across Stamford book giveaway, tasty fall treats, and more!

Sunday, October 1st, 2023 (Rain or Shine) Mill River Park, Stamford.

On-site registration begins at 8am / Race kicks off at 9am / SPEFY'S fun run begins at 9:15am

For more information, visit: SPEF

Community News & Events

Mayor's Literacy


Saturday, September 30

Join Mayor Simmons at

Ferguson Library- South End Branch for the launch of The Mayor’s Literacy Initiative. The initiative is aimed at promoting literacy and providing resources to parents to encourage their children to read.

Ferguson Library,

South End Branch

34 Woodland Avenue

Stamford, CT

10:00am - 11:30am

The Activities to include ABC finger painting, DIY bookmarks and more...

Fairgate Farm:

Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 7th

Join Fairgate Farm in celebration of a successful growing season! Bring family and friends for a day of fun at Fairgate.

Live Music

Kids Crafts

Farm Market

Games & Activities

Food Truck

Raffle & more

129 Stillwater Ave.,

Stamford, CT

Parking at 215 Stillwater Ave.

Visit: Fairgate Farm

The Stamford YMHA is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training this Fall

Monday, October 9

The training is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course will introduce common mental health challenges of youth, review typical adolescent development and teach a five-step action plan for how to help young people in crisis and non-crisis situations.

The training is being held free of charge for the community.

The YMHFA trainings will be held at Park 215 located at

215 Stillwater Avenue

Snacks, lunch and/or dinner

will be provided.

Register today by

e-mailing Denique

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