SC2C Stamford Unites

From our President:

We invite you to join us at Stamford Unites, our three-part community collective! Tomorrow, we kick off the series of community collective events with our Stamford Unites - Teen Fair. With our partners, the Boys and Girls Club, we will host games, information, and interactive stations for students in grades 7-12. On March 21st parents and caregivers will interact with over 20 community providers, have a chance to learn about the resources that unite our Community and network with other families. With the experiences gathered from our students and families, we will inform our final Community Partner Convening. Both our Parent and Caregiver as well as our Community Partner Convenings will be help at UCONN Stamford. We are excited to provide events and conferences to highlight the experiences and successes of our families and community partnerships.

At the Early Childhood Job Fair on Saturday, representatives from 20 local early childhood businesses and organizations will discuss career, education opportunities and current hiring needs. Positions available at including Director, Assistant Director, all levels of teaching and educational support positions. This event is from 9am- 3pm at Stamford’s JCC

ISC2C is offering Early Grade Reading Professional Development for community partners focused on early grade reading strategies in collaboration with Stamford Public Schools. This is a great opportunity for out of school providers to learn the strategies used in the classrooms of our students. 

Happy March! 

Edith Presley  

President, Stamford Cradle to Career

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SC2C News & Events

SC2C Stamford Unites in March for Teens, Parents & Caregivers

Join us on our Annual Community Collective:

Youth Fair: Friday, March 10, 2023

Parents & Caregivers: March 21, 2023

Community Partners: April 11, 2023

How can we continue to work for youth & families of Stamford

Collaborate and network with other community partners

Content driven by Stamford students & families.


March 21, 2023 11:00am - 1:00pm

Part 4 - Phonics

Phonemic Awareness- Stamford Public Schools (SPS) will share an overview of the early literacy curriculum and hand-on practice with strategies and tools used during the school day. This will allow out of school program staff to understand and feel prepared to support literacy development of elementary aged students, in alignment with what is taught in school.


March 11

9:00am - 3:00pm

Representatives from local early childhood businesses and organizations will be on hand to network, talk about career opportunities, and current hiring needs.

Early Childhood Education scholarship information will be provided by Norwalk Community College and Charter Oak.

This event is free and open to the public.


Bridge to College Program

June - September 2023

Bridge to College is a free program that provides as-needed resources, support and guidance to students between high school graduation and the first day of college classes/ career path.

If you are interested in learning more about the program and participating in the program, please fill out the form below! If you have questions about the program, please contact Rose Velazquez.


Spotlight on Stamford Youth Mental Health Alliance

The Stamford Youth Mental Health Alliance

will participate in the SC2C Stamford Unites - Community Collective

The Stamford Youth Mental Health Alliance (Stamford YMHA) was created to address urgent mental health problems affecting many of our residents, especially our kids and teenagers in Stamford. We are focused on prevention, early intervention, and access to care and resources to promote mental wellness throughout our community. Our goal is to engage young people, their families, and organizations in Stamford to build resiliency and better care for our young people.

As part of our SC2C Community Collective "Stamford Unites," student, parents, caregivers, non-profits, and community organizations are invited to meet representatives from The Stamford Youth Mental Health Alliance during the annual Teen Fair. This is an exciting opportunity for our community to hear the thoughts and ideas of Stamford students and families.

For more information visit:

Community News & Events

File your TAXES

for FREE! with VITA

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites are now

offering limited in-person and

drop off services by appointment only through 211, and an online process through

where you can electronically submit you and your household’s information and any necessary documents to file your tax return. Once submitted you will be contacted by a Volunteer to assist you with the completion of your tax return.

For more information, please contact the VITA Program Coordinator, Nick Brundage by email at

Find a VITA Site Near You Using the VITA Site Locator Tool

Pathways to Employment Growth (PEG)

PEG helps ensure that local residents receive the resources, support, and training needed to obtain in-demand jobs in the health care sector. Family Centers will also collaborate with a variety of employer, training and community partners to create a direct pipeline to local health care employment opportunities.

Thanks to a partnership with Norwalk Community College, PEG participants will have access to a variety of industry-recognized health care trainings and certifications.

PEG is open to all residents of lower Fairfield County and is offered at no cost. 

For more information or to enroll, contact program manager

Darian Jones.

Join Our SC2C Team:

Summer Counselor,

Bridge to College

SC2C is partnering with SPEF, the Stamford Public Schools, Westhill High School RISE Network, local colleges, and other community partners to reduce “Summer Melt.”  “Summer Melt” is a phenomenon used to describe graduating high school students who have made a commitment to attend college but end up not transitioning to college in the fall.  

Summer Counselors hired

for this exciting initiative will be responsible for providing individual and small group counseling services on an as needed basis in support of a cohort of recent high school graduates in Stamford.

Read the full job description and how to apply here

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