News & Events

Upcoming and recent events sponsored by SC2C and our Community Partners, from virtual workshops for community empowerment to financial planning for future success.

Empowering Kids to Grow up Successfully in a Digital World

  DISTRACTED, DISORGANIZED, AND DISTRAUGHT Empowering kids to grow up successfully in a digital world WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 12TH TIME:6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Join us together to learn: To better understand the impact of growing up in…

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Board of Education Candidates Forum, November 1, 2022

Join us for the Angela Lorenti Memorial Stamford Board of Education Candidates Forum 2022   On Tuesday, November 1 from 7 to 9 pm via Zoom Register in advance for this meeting.  After registering, you…

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Food For Thought

SNAP 101 Trainings: We will be hosting a series of “SNAP 101” trainings, in partnership with End Hunger CT!, that will occur monthly in both English and Spanish. Send staff members to these trainings to…

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Raising Highly Capable Kids Facilitator Training

Raising Highly Capable Kids Facilitator Training: Sept 13th Join Stamford Cradle to Career on September 13th at the Ferguson Library for the Raising Highly Capable Kids Facilitator Training. Stamford Cradle to Career in partnership with…

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Back to School Resources

  Resources for Families and Students Family and Community Engagement Facilitators After School Care    School Calendar (SPS) 2022-2023 School Calendar   Office of Family & Community Engagement (SPS) Mike Meyer Director of Family and…

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Raising Highly Capable Kids Casting

Vision Casting for Raising Highly Capable Kids: Sept 6th   Attending the vision casting (Via Zoom) is required before attending the full facilitator training on September 13th.  This vision casting/ facilitator event is designed to…

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Raising Strong Healthy Kids

  Raising Strong Healthy Kids Children need an adequate, healthy diet during the early stages of development in order to develop the skills that will help them succeed in school, including memory skills, emotional stability,…

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New Parent Resources

New Parent Resource Bundle Package The purpose of this New Parent Resource Bundle Package is to give families the full access to resources that are free and available to them throughout the city of Stamford.…

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

During the month of July, we observe National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Developed by Mental Health America, the purpose of this observance each year is to bring attention to the multiple and unique types…

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2022 Bridge to College Workshops

Bridge to College Workshops We are so excited for you to join our Bridge to College workshops this year! We have amazing presenters and topics for you to engage with. It is important to gain…

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Raising Highly Capable Kids

Facilitator Training: Raising Highly Capable Kids (via Zoom) Stamford Cradle to Career in partnership with the Faith Education Coalition will  provide a training to increase parents' knowledge and skill level of the 49 developmental assets…

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SC2C Parent Advisory 2022-2023

Meet our Parent Advisory 2022-2023 ! Latoya Pratt - She's a member of PLTI Class 2022 and she's also the treasurer of Jackie Robinson Park of Fame, Inc., a community-based organization in Stamford.  Latoya is…

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Summer Literacy Coaches & Resources

Let's Learn and Have Fun! Literacy Coaches will provide academic support for reading to children in summer camp at Boys & Girls Club, ROSCCO & INTEMPO. They will also provide individual and group coaching on…

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What Does Bullying Really Mean?

June 6, 2022 6:00 pm –7:30 pm (Virtual) What qualifies as bullying?  Do you want schools to be safer for our children? Together, let's work to stop bullying!   Webinar led by noted school climate…

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Restorative Practices Booster Trainings

All sessions are FREE. Special thanks to the Stamford Cradle to Career and Norwalk ACTS for sponsoring these trainings. To continue our Restorative Practices work together, we plan to “wave the magic wand” and figure…

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Stamford Summer Literacy Initiative 2022

This summer we are going to help your child continue to read and find ways to make it fun! The Stamford Summer Literacy Initiative is a FREE program that provides reading support and a literacy-rich…

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Community Racial Justice Series

The CT Police Accountability Law Forum: Fact & Fiction   June 25th - Watch Video What's in the CT Police Accountability Bill? Why is this law important? See photos of the June 25th event here…

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2022 Bridge to College Sign up

Signup Form in Spanish Signup Form in Haitian Creole Loading…

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Money Matters: Income Taxes & Vita

INCOME TAXES & VITA: MAXIMIZING YOUR TAX RESULTS Join us on Monday, March 21, 2022   The Financial Planning Association of Connecticut, in partnership with The Connecticut Financial Literacy Advisory Council, is proud to present…

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Summer Camps 2022

PRE-K: Sparkler Camp: Sparkler is offering an eight-week virtual camp starting July 4, 2022.  Camp activities are for parents/caregivers and children from 1.5 years old through 5 years old.  Each week, you’ll find five off-screen…

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Job Openings

Summer Counselor, Bridge to College Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) is hiring summer counselors for the 4th year of our Bridge to College program for summer 2022. Bridge to College is a partnership among SC2C,…

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Stamford Early Childhood Fair

Join us on Saturday, April 30, 2022 Mill River Park - Carousel Lawn (Rain Date - May 1) Come learn about the many preschool and family home daycare programs in Stamford and explore numerous health,…

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Restorative Practices Trainings, August 2022

All sessions are FREE. Special thanks to the Stamford Cradle to Career and Stamford Public Schools for sponsoring these trainings. Working restoratively is a social/relational rather than a behaviorist model. Embracing restorative practices is not…

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Elevating the Black Voice

Alliance for Black Achievement (AFBA) Presents: Elevating the Black Voice Join AFBA in their first Community Conversation Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 10-11am Virtual event Zoom info if Covid-19 restricts us from meeting in person: Meeting…

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Supporting Social Emotional Wellness for Students

JOIN US TO LEARN ABOUT HOW TO SUPPORT SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELLNESS For Stamford Public Schools Caregivers January 24, 2022 / 6:30-7:30 pm - Via Zoom Join us to learn about how to support social emotional wellness…

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Join Us For Our Annual Convening

REGISTER FOR OUR VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLES! February 10 & 11, 2022 "In Your Own Voice" for Caregivers & Youth February 10, 6 pm - 8 pm (via Zoom). Register by February 6. Share your thoughts and…

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Stamford Cradle to Career Racial Equity Statement

Stamford Cradle to Career fights for the education, career, and life of all Stamford youth.   Stamford Cradle to Career is committed to partnering with our community to achieve racial equity and excellence for all…

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College Financial Aid: Understanding the FAFSA

Presented by: The Financial Planning Association of Connecticut (FPA of CT) and The Connecticut Financial Literacy Advisory Council (CFLAC) in partnership with Stamford Cradle to Career (as part of CFLAC). This presentation will be valuable…

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Early Childhood Professional Development Series

Health & Safety in Early Childhood Programs / Salud y Seguridad en los Programas de la Primera Infancia  Learn how to identity common childhood illnesses, safety, and emergencies and how best to create a healthy…

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Developmental Playbook for Families

Monitoring Your Child's Developmental Progress For parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5.   A guide from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, 211 Connecticut, the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, and Connecticut Act Early/UConn…

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Achieving Racial Equity in Education Through a Restorative Lens

Equity in education is the process of reforming practices, policies, and procedures at the school and district levels to support academic fairness and inclusion and ensure that every child has the resources, teachers, interventions, and supports they…

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Board of Education Candidates Forum, October 7, 2021

Join us for the Angela Lorenti Memorial Stamford Board of Education Candidates Forum 2021 Thursday, October 7 from 7 to 9 pm via Zoom The recording of this event is now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDapXYk8ejI  …

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Alliance For Black Achievement Board of Education Candidates Forum

Join the Alliance for Black Achievement to hear from Board of Education Candidates about their beliefs and priorities concerning Stamford Public Schools' Black Students. Monday, September 27th from 6pm-7pm Via Zoom https ://zoom. us/j/96977 424049?pwd=YUJCVU…

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UniteCT Helps Connecticut Households Affected by COVID-19 With Rent & Utilities

UniteCT provides up to $15,000 rental assistance and up to $1,500 electricity payment assistance to Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by the Department of Housing on behalf of…

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Bridge to College End of Program Celebration 2021

Please join us in celebrating our students' accomplishments! This event will be held via Zoom. Tuesday, August 24, 2021 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm To register, click here. To download the flyer, click here.  

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2021 Summer Enrichment Program Summary

To download a copy of the Summer Enrichment Program Summary, click here. Thank you for participating in our first ever afternoon enrichment program. We appreciate your patience. Scroll down to learn about the activities provided…

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This Week’s Minority-Owned Business Spotlight – Signature Event Design

KATSIA AUGUSTIN Event Designer Extraordinaire Katsia Augustin, lovingly referred to as Kay, is the chief inspirer and founder of Signature Event Design (SED). She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design at the…

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This Week’s Minority-Owned Business Spotlight – Jazzie’s Soul Food Cuisine

Jazziez Soul Food Cuisine is focused on providing excellent service with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose…

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This Week’s Minority-Owned Business Spotlight – Qixby Consulting LLC

Qixby Consulting helps clients optimize their investment in the digital strategy by using a holistic approach to develop core capabilities across various areas such as, Marketing, Operations, Customer Service activities , and to define innovative…

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Reengaging Students Through Summer Learning

This article was originally published on the StriveTogether website. This summer, after more than a year of enduring social isolation and schooling disruptions, students across the nation finally have the opportunity to reengage with their…

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Exploring Race Through Conversation

Recorded videos are available for the following sessions: October 22nd | Session One | Community Adverse Experiences December 15th | Session Three | Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization January 19th | Session Four | Faith Through…

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This Week’s Minority-Owned Business Spotlight – La Perle Restaurant & Bar

La Perle Restaurant & Bar La Perle treats guests to a modern interpretation of the quality and simplicity of Great American Cuisine infused with Caribbean Flavors. We enhance nature’s local bounty with our progressive approach…

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This Week’s Minority-Owned Business Spotlight – Bombshell Studios

Bombshell Studios Bombshell studios is home to the HOLLYWOOD (HD) LACE and carries the Finest Quality Virgin hair. Located inside STAMFORD TOWN CENTER, we are NORMALIZING LUXURY for all women by providing quality products and…

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Raise A Reader

Stamford Cradle to Career is working with community partners, including the Ferguson Library, to promote ways that all parents can raise children who love to read! About Raise a Reader Families can practice five simple…

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Restorative Practices – June and July Sessions 2021

June/July 2021 Trainings All sessions conducted virtually by School Climate expert Jo Ann Freiberg. All trainings are open to educators, parents, and community partners. School Climate June 18, 21-22 • 9 am to 12:30 pm…

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Stamford Summer Literacy Initiative 2021

This summer we are going to help your child continue to read and find ways to make it fun! The Stamford Summer Literacy Initiative is a FREE program that provides reading support and a literacy-rich…

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Bridge to College Registration

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

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Supporting Early Literacy Outside of School – Resources from the 2021 Sessions

SPS District Assessments/Online Programs February 24th Session Recording of the session can be viewed here (passcode is 2*YBw+mb) Take a Feedback Survey on the session here We encourage families/community partners to use Sora,  Stamford PreK-5…

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StriveTogether | 2021 Quarter One Network Offerings

Save the date! Register for Network Training offered by the national StriveTogether Network. Offerings designed to support your strategies and leadership. Connect and learn from Cradle to Career Network members, working to improve outcomes for…

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Race and Equity – The Third Rail: Mobilizing for Impact

Pre-registration required. Open to DOMUS and SSAR communities. Limited to 22 participants. Drawing upon national and local real-life examples, this workshop will help attendees examine the importance of: Understanding what Community Organizing is. Recognizing your…

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Community Racial Justice

Recorded videos are available for the following sessions: October 22nd | Community Adverse Experiences December 15th | Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization January 19th | Faith Through the Lens of Race January 26th | Seeking the…

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