November is National Gratitude Month

From our President:

Dear SC2C Community,

As we step into the month of November, we want to take a moment to express our deep gratitude for the incredible partnerships we've fostered within the Stamford Community. We appreciate your ongoing support and collaboration in making Stamford an even better place for our residents.

Full Service Community Schools Partnership

We're thrilled to share our continued collaboration with Stamford Public Schools, exemplified by our recent success in securing a full-service community schools grant for Dolan and Rippowam. In the past few weeks, we've enrolled over 200 students into our expanded afterschool programming, providing them with valuable educational opportunities and a supportive environment.

Fatherhood Event

On October 14, 2023, we hosted a memorable Fatherhood Event at the Boys and Girls Club. This event was a testament to the power of community partnerships, with several organizations joining us. Families enjoyed a day filled with information, service referrals, fun games, creative crafts, and even had a chance to win some exciting raffle prizes.

William Julius Wilson Institute Conference

Our leadership team recently had the privilege of attending the William Julius Wilson Institute Conference, sponsored by the Harlem Children's Zone. This conference allowed us to connect with National Cradle to Career practitioners, who are making a substantial impact on systems change throughout the country. We are excited to bring back new insights and strategies to further benefit our community.

Upcoming Board of Education Candidates Forums

We invite you to join us for two upcoming candidates' forums in preparation for the upcoming Board of Education Election. The next opportunity is tonight at Angela Lorenti's PT Council Event, taking place on the 4th floor of the Government Center, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Your participation in these forums will help you make informed decisions when it's time to cast your vote.

Additionally, the Alliance for Black Achievement will host another Board of Education Candidates Forum on Thursday, November 2nd, at Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, from 6 PM to 8 PM. We encourage you to attend and engage with the candidates as they discuss their visions for the future of education in Stamford.

We are immensely grateful for your continued support, and together, we can continue to make Stamford a thriving, inclusive, and supportive community. Thank you for being a part of our journey.

Warm regards,


Edith Presley  

President, Stamford Cradle to Career

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SC2C News & Events

The Power of Gratitude

This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for those who can give during the holiday season, whether it be a monetary donation or a helping hand. We are also thankful for those who are on the receiving end of donations, meals, and food during the holidays.

Where to Donate

Stamford Board of Education Candidates Forums 2023

On Election Day, four seats on the Stamford Board of Education will be decided. Take part in local candidate forums to learn more about the candidates seeking to oversee our public schools in the upcoming election.

Learn more...

Spanish / English

Give your child the gift of bilingualism & biliteracy! Stamford Public Schools is planning to offer a Spanish/English dual language immersion program starting in kindergarten in the 2024-2025 school year.

Join information meeting

November 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...

Community Partner Spotlight:

Sparkler Learning

Play Sparkler

Through age-based play activities and the leading child development screening questionnaire, Sparkler helps families understand how their children are developing. After each play activity, parents make in-app observations. Those observations help establish patterns in the child’s play, and are the foundation of coaching from early childhood experts.

Sparkler is proud to offer the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®), which assess development in five developmental areas — communication, fine motor, gross motor, personal-social, and problem solving.

Come join Sparkler's monthly playgroup with Stamford Cradle to Career and the Ferguson Library. The playgroup will include play time, a snack, a take-home activity and one-to-one support from a Sparkler family & community engagement specialist. Click here to register or for more information about the playgroup.

For more information, visit: Sparkler.

Listen to Sparkler's Award Winning Podcast: Little Kids, Big Hearts.

Community News & Events

Election Day

Tuesday, November 7th

6:00am - 8:00pm

Be sure to mark this date on your calendar. Please note that in many cases, your Municipal voting district and voting location is different from your State and Federal voting district and voting location.

Click Here to find your

Voting Location

Stamford Government Voter Information

On Nov. 7, the ballot will include a single question about the proposed charter revisions. Voters will choose "yes" or "no."

You can view the proposed revisions of The Charter of the City of Stamford by

clicking here

Magnet School Information Sessions for the 2024-2025 School Year!

SPS has four intra-district magnet schools that enroll students from Stamford (Hart Elementary, Toquam Elementary, Westover Elementary, and Scofield Middle School) and three inter-district magnet schools that are required to enroll at least 25 percent of their students from CT public school districts outside of Stamford (AITE High School, Rogers International K-8, and Strawberry Hill K-8).

Attend in-person information sessions to learn more or apply online.

The application deadline for K-5 and K-8 programs is Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 4 pm.

Click here to access the application

The Stamford YMHA is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid training on November 8 & 9 (Two evenings)

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, Stamford, CT

Snacks, lunch and/or dinner

will be provided.

Register today by

e-mailing Denique

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