Resources

A collection of resources related to SC2C events and initiatives, from past workshops to current events, practical articles to essential reading guides.

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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2021 Board of Education Forum Recordings

Two forums of interest to Stamford parents and voters were held in the beginning of October. 2021 Angela Lorenti Memorial Board of Education Candidates Forum, Thursday, October 7, 7-9 pm. Features candidates discussing their positions…

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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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Stamford Early Childhood Community Event

On April 14, 2021, the 0-5 Early Childhood CAN hosted a virtual Early Childhood Community event with 90 attendees. The event featured Jessica Sager, CEO of All Our Kin, as the keynote speaker. Information and…

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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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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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Bridge to College – Resources from Bridge to College Week 2021

Session 1 Goal Setting - “From Here to There” August 9, 2021 Presenters: Maria DeAntonis & Akosua Agyei. VIDEO LINK No Passcode Resource 1: SMART Goals and How to Write Them Resource 2: Wheel of…

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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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Seeking Statewide Cradle-to-Career Policy Director

Hosted by Norwalk ACTS, this grant-funded position will work with and support each of the four StriveTogether affiliated partnerships (Bridgeport Prospers, Norwalk ACTS, Stamford Cradle to Career, Waterbury Bridge to Success). The successful candidate will…

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Seeking Early Childhood Community Liaison

The Early Childhood Community Liaison works with Stamford Cradle to Career (SC2C), a collective impact organization focused on streamlining the early childhood system to better serve parents and providers and ensure all children are ready…

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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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Upcoming Webinar! Race and Mental Health

To view a video recording of this event, click here. Presenter: Dr. Tichianaa Armah, Chief Psychiatry Officer, Community Health Centers   Dr. Tichianaa Armah, a Bronx, NY native, graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in…

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Calling All Stamford Parents!

Share Your Voice! Stamford Cradle to Career (SC2C) is a community-wide collaborative that supports equitable educational success for all Stamford students and families. We bring together over 60 community agencies and would like parents and…

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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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This Week’s Minority-Owned Business Spotlight – Healing Hands

Healing Hands Caring for the elderly can be challenging. It requires a great amount of patience, time, and empathy. When you hire Healing Hands Home Care Agency LLC, you don’t have to worry about the…

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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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SC2C Annual Community Reports

Stamford Cradle to Career (SC2C) equips our community partners with the knowledge and resources needed to influence future outcomes. With a focus on evidence-based decision-making, our work is driven by data but guided by personal…

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Seeking Sparkler Parent Liaisons

Stamford Cradle to Career (SC2C) has partnered with Sparkler, an app created for parents and caregivers to track their child’s development. Join us as a Sparkler Parent Liaison if you: Are a Stamford parent Have…

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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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This Week’s Minority-Owned Business Spotlight – Vanity Studio

Vanity Studio Vanity Studio is a full service hair salon and certified school of cosmetology. We take great pride in our diverse styling capabilities and are trained to style all types of hair textures. Our…

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Bridge to College Flyer 2021

Helping Students Reach Their First Day of College 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.…

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Get Started with Sparkler (Kindergarten)

Sparkler sparks healthy early development for children in or entering Kindergarten and families in Connecticut. Check in on your child’s development and get a library of 1000+ play activities just right for your child’s age.…

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Sparkler for Community and Childcare Providers

If you are an early childhood program (including but not limited to family child care, daycare center, parenting program) interested in providing Sparkler for your families, please reach out to our Sparkler Liaison and Community…

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Get Started with Sparkler (0-5)

Sparkler sparks healthy early development for children (0-5) and families in Connecticut. Check in on your child’s development and get a library of 1000+ play activities just right for your child’s age. Get regular coaching…

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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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Early Childhood | Virtual Event

A keynote address hosted by Jessica Sager, this virtual event is for everyone who works with or supports children ages 0-5 and their families. Jessica Sager is the Founder and CEO of All Our Kin,…

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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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Stamford Summer Literacy Initiative Report (2020)

The loss of learning during the summer months is well documented by researchers. Known as “summer slide”, students in grades 3 through 5 have been shown to lose approximately 20% of their school year literacy…

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The Origin of White People: The Past Is in the Future – Connecting the Dots

Studying the creation of a white as a race teaches us much about structural racism in the US. Knowing our history empowers us to address today's systemic racial disparities, yet that history is not taught.…

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How Police Civilian Review Boards Work: Examining the Atlanta Model

Join us Thursday, February 25th from 12:30-2:00 PM. A key pillar of Stamford Stands Against Racism’s Call to Action included an ask of the Stamford Police Department and community residents to consider establishing a professional…

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Restorative Practices Journey

On the other side of the COVID-19 Pandemic, what do we want our schools, community programs, and other youth-serving programs to look like? To continue our Restorative Practices work together, we plan to “wave the…

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Seeking the Beloved Community

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 June 24th | Exploring Race…

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Presentations on College Financial Planning and the FAFSA

Join us January 13th and January 20th. These multilingual presentations in SPANISH and HAITIAN CREOLE are valuable for anyone who wants to learn more about the College Financial Aid process, and specifically the FAFSA form.…

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2020 Bridge to College Report

Putting a Stop to the Summer Melt The term summer melt is used to describe graduating high school seniors who are college intending but who fail to enroll in college come fall. The Center for…

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2020 Bridge to College Summary

Tier Explanation Tier 1: All college intending high school graduates receiving tailored, pre-programmed text message reminders and encouragement. Tier 2: All first-generation high school graduates intending to attend college.  Receive all Tier 1 services in…

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Summer Programs

Join the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford for a Virtual Event Closing the Achievement Gap August 5, 2020 at 7 PM, A panel of community leaders, experts and a special guest will explore what…

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