Building One Community (B1C) opened in 2011 to provide welcoming support and services to immigrants in the Stamford area. Less than 10 years later, B1C is a thriving center offering literacy, legal, support and work-force development services to over 3,000 individuals and families annually. Anyone who walks through B1C’s doors sees a vibrant community of compassionate staff and volunteers who make magic happen.
In their recent strategic plan, B1C identified “helping to shape immigration policies” as a core strategy for future development. Social change has always been part of B1C’s identity through education, awareness, and organizing. Yet the organization wanted to do more to support comprehensive immigration reform through concerted advocacy.