Looking forward to 2022!

As the year winds down, I want to take the time to thank all of our partners and supporters for working with us in 2021 to make Stamford a better, more equitable place for children.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we have achieved many successes together over the past months. Hundreds of community members participated in Race Equity trainings conducted in partnership with Stamford Stands Against Racism. Many more educators and community members have been trained in Restorative Practices, early literacy, and early childhood. Parents of young children are more aware of their children's development and growth through Sparkler. And new cohorts of Stamford students benefited from our Summer Literacy Initiative and Bridge to College.
While the search process for a new President is under way, we are happy to announce that we have three new staff coming on board soon—a new Community Coordinator, Communications Manager, and Parent Ambassador. Look for short bios in an upcoming newsletter!

Please scroll down for important and timely information.

Remember that the most up-to-date information about what's going on with SC2C and our community partners can be found by liking us on Facebook, and following us on Instagram and Twitter.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for the New Year!

Lauren Scopaz Daunais
Vice President, Strategy and Operations, Stamford Cradle to Career
Information about upcoming events can also be found on our website under News & Events. Recordings of previous events and webinars can be found under Resources.
SC2C News & Events
Save the Date!

Join Us for Stamford Cradle to Career's Annual Convening!

"In Your Own Voice"

Please join us in this opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with us as we help all Stamford children succeed in education, career,and life.

We can't wait to see you in-person again!

February 10 & 11, 2022

UCONN Stamford | In-person

Youth and Families:
Thursday, February 10, 6 pm - 8 pm

Community Partners:
Friday, February 11, 9 am - 12 pm

Check upcoming emails for registration links in early January.
Limited seating available.
Restorative Practices Trainings, Winter 2022

In partnership with Norwalk ACTS, SC2C is offering two restorative practices trainings this winter.

January 27 & 28, 2022
8:30 am - 2 pm | Virtual

February 3 & 4, 2022
8:30 am - 2 pm | Virtual

All sessions are FREE. The goal is to embrace restorative polices and practices in our communities, schools, and homes to create a healthier school climate.

All sessions are being led by Restorative Practices Expert Jo Ann Freiberg of School Climate Consultants.

For a copy of the flyer, click here.
SC2C Youth Leadership Internships Now Open to Stamford Public High School Students

No academic requirements or skills needed!
Earn Money!
Gain Experience!
Make a Difference!

By centering the voices, perspectives, and lived experience of high school students in Stamford, Youth Leadership will be a space that encourages and supports youth agency in education and efforts towards education equity in the Stamford community.
  • Stipend of up to $150 / month (10 hrs / month)
  • One-year internship
  • Committed to the vision of a more positive school environment

For more information or to apply, CLICK HERE.

For a copy of the flyer, CLICK HERE.

Questions? Contact akosua.agyei@uwwesternct.org
News & Events from Community Partners
Stamford Parent Leadership Training Institute Now Accepting Applications

It’s amazing what one parent can do!

The Stamford Public Education Foundation is pleased to offer the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) for parents, grandparents, guardians, and others to become leaders and advocates for children.

PLTI is currently recruiting for participants and will start in late January.

PLTI offers a highly stimulating curriculum that boosts parents' leadership and civic skills to address issues such as the opportunity gap, accessible child healthcare, neighborhood safety, and the significance of parental engagement, to name a few.

Together parents, will emerge as strong leaders and advocates for all children.

The training will be offered in a hybrid model, with a virtual orientation on January 19th, an in-person retreat on Saturday, January 22nd and virtual classes continuing on Wednesday evenings for 20 weeks until June. There will also be an in-person Saturday session on March 26th and optional monthly family dinners. Class is from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, beginning with networking and social time from 5:30-6 pm. The training will be offered only in English. The Children’s Leadership Training Institute (CLTI) will be provided for kids ages 5 and older on Tuesday evenings online.

For more information and the online application, click here.
Ferguson Library Now Offers Digital Navigators to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

The Ferguson Library has hired four new Digital Navigators to assist patrons with any digital needs. For example, the Navigators can assist with:

  • filling out a job application
  • setting up an email
  • creating an online bank account
  • familiarizing parents with Google Classroom and PowerSchool

The navigators will also assess if patrons need devices or help with internet connectivity.

Navigator services should be scheduled by appointment.

The tentative schedule will be:
Main Library:
Monday 10-1 (English) and 5-8 (Spanish & English)
Tuesday 10-1 (English) and 5-8 (Arabic & English)
Wednesday 10-1 (Spanish & English) and 5-8 (English)
Thursday 6-8 (Haitian-Creole & English)
Friday 10-1 (Spanish & English)
Saturday 10-2 (Spanish & English) 2-5 (Haitian-Creole & English)

For appointments at the main library, go to:

South End:
Monday 10-12 (Arabic & English)
Wednesday 10-12 (Arabic & English)
Thursday 10-12 (Arabic & English)
Saturday 10-1 (Arabic & English)

For appointments at the South End, go to:
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