Community Organizations

Below please find a list of youth serving community organizations serving Stamford residents.  This list is compiled from a list developed by the City of Stamford Mayor's Youth Services Bureau.  if you wish to have your organization included in this listing, please click on the button below.

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Disclaimer: This information in the listing has been compiled by third parties.  We encourage all users to verify information directly with the organizations listed.  Stamford Achieves is not responsible for the accuracy of the content and reserves the right to remove any listing.

Ferguson Library

Address

1 Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06904

Phone

203-964-1000/203-351-8243 (Youth Services Department)

Hours

Please refer to Library website
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Fax

203-359-6750

Ages Served

Birth - 16

Executive Director

Alice Knapp, Interim President

Program Director

Caroline Ward, Youth Services Coordinator

Summer Hours

Same

Months Per Year

12

Cost to Families

Free

Description of Programs

Children’s Programs:

  • Baby Time
  • Toddler Time
  • Family Story Time
  • Summer Reading Club
  • Book Discussions & Preschool Story Time

Teen Programs:

  • Teen Reads
  • Book Discussions
  • Booklists
  • Volunteering
  • Summer Reading Club
  • Special Events & Vacation Week Programs
  • TMAD (Teens Making A Difference)
  • Teen Advisory Board (helps library plan teen programs)

Future Five

Address

135 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06902

Phone

203-358-8787

Hours

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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Ages Served

High School

Executive Director

Clif McFeely

Program Director

Kristin Faig, Director of Operations

Summer Hours

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Months Per Year

12

Cost to Families

No Fee

Description of Programs

Future Five mission: To connect low-income high school students to the world and their futures by helping them develop a plan for achievement in schools and life.

Future Five Program Goal - is to serve 300 low income students by 2015 and connecting these students to a web of on-going coaching support to make their achievement possible.

Future Five  operates with two full-time and one part-time employee who oversee a volunteer staff of 27 plus devoted individuals who have committed over 2,500 hours to the Future Five enrichment program.

If you are interested in the Future Five program please visit their website


Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Address

529 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897

Phone

203-762-5557/800-922-2770

Hours

Varies by troop/group
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Fax

203-762-0688

Website

www.gsofct.org

Ages Served

5-18

Executive Director

Mary Barneby

Program Director

Linda Kalish

Summer Hours

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (call to confirm)

Months Per Year

12

Cost to Families

$15 Annual Membership Fee/Counsel Service Fee - $10 (Scholarships available)

Description of Programs

The Girl Scout Leadership Development Program:

All programming is based on the Girl Scout Leadership experience. This experience helps girls discover about themselves and their values, connect with others to build healthy relationships, and take action to make the world a better place.

Mission:

To build girls of courage, confidence & character

Four Core Goals:

To Develop Self  – Each girls learns how to develop her strengths, to feel good about herself, and to appreciate how special and unique she is

To Develop Values – Each girl learns to make her own right decisions and to respect other people

To Relate to Others – Each girl learns to value people who are different from herself and learns to make lasting friendships

To Contribute to Society – Each girl learns to care about the world she lives in and uses her skills to make it better

 


Glenbrook Community Center

Address

35 Crescent Street
Stamford, CT 06906

Phone

203-325-9273

Hours

Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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Fax

203-406-0444

Ages Served

2 - 12

Executive Director

Jerry Pia

Program Director

Teddi Pia

Summer Hours

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Months Per Year

12

Cost to Families

Based on programs

Description of Programs

  • Elementary School After School – kids ages 5 to 11 years old
  • Middle School After School
  • 8th & 9th Grades CIT (counselors in training) Program
  • Summer Day Camps – kids ages 5 to 12 years old
  • Nursery & Preschool Program
  • Play School Program – kids ages 2 to 5 years old

 


Greater Stamford System of Care Collaborative

Address

103 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06902

Phone

203-324-6127

Hours

Mon. - Fri. (hours vary)
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Fax

203-348-9378

Website

www.wrapct.org

Ages Served

birth - 18

Executive Director

Terri Drew & Scott Emmerson-Pace (Co-Chairs)

Program Director

Scott Emmerson-Pace

Summer Hours

Same

Months Per Year

12

Cost to Families

Free

Description of Programs

The System of Care: Designed to support and strengthen parents and guardians in their efforts to meet the multiple needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional problems:

Core Values for System of Care:

  • To provide individualized and comprehensive care to families in their home community, reducing the need for hospitalization and out of home placements
  • To encourage each family to identify the specific services required to meet the special needs of their children
  • To provide advocacy to help families access identified services in a timely manner
  • To ensure coordination of services fostering optimal outcomes

Activities/Programs Include:

  • “Family Fun Day” – a structured recreational activity for families
  • A Youth Mentoring Project launched by the Stamford Mayor’s office and Governor’s Prevention Project
  • Fundraisers and activities to promote awareness for Raise the Age, an effort to return 16 & 17 year olds to the juvenile, rather than the adult, justice system
  • Presentations to educate members about services for young adults making the transition to the adult system of care

Haitian American Catholic Center

Address

93 Hope Street
Stamford, CT 06906

Phone

203-406-0343

Hours

Saturdays - September - June & Summers
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Fax

203-406-0347

Website

-

Ages Served

4 - 16

Executive Director

Father Jean-Aony Philip

Program Director

-

Summer Hours

Same

Months Per Year

12

Cost to Families

Dependent on what families can pay

Description of Programs

Stars of Tomorrow

Haitian American Youth Group – September – June

Saturdays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

1st Grade through High School

Cultural & Religious Focus


Horizons National – New Canaan Country School

Address

545 Ponus Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840

Phone

203-972-7005

Hours

Office Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Fax

-

Ages Served

k - 12

Executive Director

Leah Kimmet

Program Director

Alan Arellano

Summer Hours

6-week program - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Months Per Year

12

Cost to Families

$50 one-time fee

Description of Programs

Horizons’ six-week intensive Kindergarten through eighth grade Summer Program, set on the campus of New Canaan Country School, gives approximately 270 children a chance to have new experiences, meet new friends, take part in academic, art and music classes, eat nourishing breakfasts and lunches, swim, provide service to the community, and become part of a diverse family of caring teachers and staff. All of our students benefit from the low three to one student/teacher ratio and from the support services of reading specialists, social workers, and a staff psychologist. The low student-teacher ratio coupled with the support services minimizes the summer decline in students’ performance and maximizes their performance and self-confidence during the school year.

The School Year Program gives students in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade the opportunity to participate in enrichment lessons focusing on the arts, a winter Saturday program, the Horizons Music Academy (an instrumental music program), group tennis lessons, and the Horizons Friends Corps, a peer mentoring program matching New Canaan Country School eighth graders with Horizons second, third, and fourth grade students.  Horizons has collaborated with New Canaan Mounted Troop and Locust Performing Arts Center to provide scholarships to individual students who demonstrate a special interest in horseback riding and dance.  In addition to offering this broad range of enrichment opportunities, Horizons provides one-on-one tutoring to all students who need it.  Most tutors meet with students once a week in the schools they attend.

The High School Program offers weekly academic coaching, individual tutoring, guidance with the college entry process, college tours, PSAT and SAT preparation, and community service opportunities.


Inspirica New Beginnings – Family Housing Program

Address

141 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06901

Phone

203-388-0100

Hours

24 hrs./day, 7 days/week
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Fax

203-388-0142

Ages Served

Infants - 17

Executive Director

Jason Shapley

Program Director

Anahaita Kotval

Summer Hours

24 hrs./day

Months Per Year

12

Cost to Families

-

Description of Programs

Mission: to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve – and maintain – permanent housing and stability in their lives.

Operates a continuum of housing and support services including emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing programs for individuals and families.

The Family Housing Program – serves up to 35 families at a time and provides safe, affordable housing, life planning, referrals and education through the Center for Life Long Learning.

 

Mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve — and maintain — permanent housing and stability in their lives.


Italian Center

Address

1620 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone

203-322-6941

Hours

5 days/week; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Fax

203-329-1812

Ages Served

3 - 6

Executive Director

Paul Hickey

Program Director

Cathy Turcio, Pre-School Director

Summer Hours

8-week summer programs, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Months Per Year

After School Program - School Year/8-Week Summer Program

Cost to Families

Members + non-members fee; varies according to program (please check website for additional information)

Description of Programs

Day Camp – K – 6th Grade (Mon. – Fri.) – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nursery School – Mon. – Fri. – 9 a.m. – Noon; September through June (follows school calendar)

Kiddie Camp – 3 – 6 Years Old (Mon. – Fri.) – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (all campers must be completely potty trained)

Three Year Old Program – 3 days (Mon., Wed. & Fri.); 5-day Option (Mon. – Fri.) – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Four Year Old Program – Mon. – Fri. – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Jewish Community Center

Address

1035 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone

203-322-7900

Hours

Up to 7 days a week - From public school dismissal to 10 p.m. (except on Friday & Sunday)
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Fax

203-329-7546

Ages Served

All ages

Executive Director

Eric Koehler

Program Director

Virginia Clark - Director, Youth Services & O-la-mi

Summer Hours

Same

Months Per Year

12

Cost to Families

Please visit website for more information

Description of Programs

The Stamford JCC is a cultural, educational and recreational center, offering exceptional programs, classes and special events designed to enrich the mind, body and spirit. We are driven by the Jewish values of welcoming guests, kindness, respect, and communal responsibility, and we warmly welcome people of all ages, faiths, ethnicity and backgrounds. 

Please visit website to learn more about the numerous youth programs available.


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