Wishing you a Joyful New Year!

From our President:

Dear Friends and Supporters of Stamford Cradle to Career, 

Happy New Year and warm wishes to you all! As we step into 2024, I am delighted to share some exciting updates and initiatives from Stamford Cradle to Career (SC2C). 

SC2C's Impact in Dolan and Rippowam Schools 

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming presentation to the Teaching and Learning Committee of the Stamford Board of Education on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30, virtually. This presentation will showcase the impactful work happening in Dolan and Rippowam Schools, made possible through the joint efforts of Stamford Public Schools, Stamford Cradle to Career and the support of the Full-Service Community Schools Grant. We believe in the power of education and collaboration to transform lives, and we look forward to sharing our progress with the committee. 

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities for Community Partners 

As part of our commitment to fostering collaboration and continuous improvement, we invite community partners serving Stamford families to explore upcoming professional development opportunities. These sessions aim to enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals working towards the betterment of our community. Please follow this link for more information on these valuable opportunities.  

January: Blood Donor Awareness Month 

January is Blood Donor Awareness Month, and we encourage all our community members to consider making a life-saving contribution. Every donation has the potential to make a significant impact. If you are interested in participating, you can schedule an appointment for the Red Cross Blood Drive at Union Baptist Church, located at 805 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. To secure your spot, please call 1-800-RED CROSS. 

Your generosity and willingness to donate blood can truly make a difference in someone's life. Let's come together as a community to support this vital cause. 

Thank you for your continued support of Stamford Cradle to Career. We are excited about the opportunities and challenges that the new year brings and are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children and families in Stamford. 

Wishing you a wonderful January and a year filled with growth, compassion, and success. 

Warm regards,

Edith Presley

President, Stamford Cradle to Career

Please scroll down for important and timely information.

SC2C News & Events

"Systems Change" Cradle to Career Network Member

In recognition of its impact on the lives of youth across Stamford, StriveTogether designated Stamford Cradle to Career as a 'Systems Change' member of the Cradle to Career Network.


Diversity Calendar

Welcome to our Diversity Calendar 2024! 

Explore a vibrant mix of holidays, cultural events, and traditions that highlight the richness of our global community. From religious festivities to heritage months, join us in celebrating diversity.

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Professional Development

Embark on a successful journey into the new year with January professional development workshops! Elevate your skills, broaden your expertise, and stay ahead. Don't miss out on these valuable chances for personal and professional growth.

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MLK 2024 Events

Join local events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Celebrate the legacy of this civil rights champion and embrace unity and equality. Don't miss out on these special gatherings, where we come together to reflect on Dr. King's vision.

Local events...

Community Partner Spotlight:

Saint Joseph Parenting Center

Stronger Families, Brighter Futures

Our featured community partner of the month is the Saint Joseph Parenting Center (SJPC), a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families at risk of child abuse and neglect through parent education and community support programs. Alarming statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that 1 in 7 children experiences child abuse every year. 

SJPC takes a proactive approach by focusing on parent education. The center provides a range of parenting education classes conducted in both English and Spanish. Additionally, they provide training in relationship skills and employee readiness to empower parents in promoting positive parenting and decreasing child abuse and neglect.

To learn more about their impactful parenting program,

please visit: SJPCENTER.ORG

Community News & Events

Virtual Legislative 101 Workshop

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

From 9:30 AM to 11 AM

This training will provide the knowledge and skills to:

• understand the stages of the legislative process, including how bills are raised;

• submit testimony;

• identify key committees for maternal and child health;

• identify points of public influence; and

• understand the opportunities and challenges for influencing lawmakers.

To register and receive

the handout designed for

this training, contact

Marijane Carey at


Understanding Sizeism:

What is it, and Why

should we learn about it? Tuesday, January 30th

11:00am - 1:00pm

Learn what sizeism is and why it’s one of the identities youth development professionals should know more about. Size has a visual component that people can make an immediate judgement about, and it remains one of the most targeted identities.

Understanding Sizeism:



Sharing 12:30-1pm

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to jdegennaro@domuskids.org

by January 25th

NEW Early Childhood


• Early Childhood teachers, providers, and directors, do you have questions about families struggling with housing and homelessness?

• Are you dealing with families with young children that have different living arrangements?

• Are you not sure where to refer families with housing needs?

Support is confidential, free, and offered by two early childhood specialists with knowledge of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

Contact them today!


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