Resources

Stamford Early Childhood Community Virtual Event   PDF (in English/Spanish)
Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm
For everyone who works with or supports children ages 0-5 and their families.
With keynote speaker Jessica Sager, Founder & CEO of All Our Kin
Register here by April 12  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtdeCgrT4pHdxriiWt57E5kate4kZGDUHq
Register early and attend to receive a gift card while supplies last.
Everyone who attends will be registered in our Book Gift Basket Raffle.
For more information, contact lauren.scopaz-daunais@uwwesternct.org

Supporting Early Literacy Outside of School
Professional Development Series
PDF
Audience: After school, summer camp, and youth program staff who work with youth in grades K-3
Content: In this five-part series, Stamford Public Schools will share the literacy curriculum, strategies, and tools used in the schools to help after-school and summer camp staff understand and feel prepared to support literacy development for their K-3 students.
You must pre-register in advance for all sessions. 
For more information and descriptions of sessions, click on the PDF link above or email Lauren Scopaz Dunais at lauren.scopaz-daunais@uwwesternct.org
All sessions are on Wednesdays from 12:30 pm - 2 pm
February 24 -
SPS District Assessments and Online Programs Explained
March 24 - Oral Language
April 28 - Phonemic Awareness
May 26 - Phonics
June 23 - Summer Reading

Resources/Follow Up on SPS District Assessments and Online Programs on February 24
Recording of the session can be viewed here.  Passcode is 2*YBw+mb
Take a Feedback Survey on the session here.
View presentation slides here.
Online Books:
Since Epic may not work after 4pm, we would encourage families/community partners to use Sora,  Stamford PreK-5 Read Alouds, or Storyline Online

Lexia/Symphony Math Training: To schedule a training contact:
Lexia- Doug Meyer, 603-479-6526, douglas.meyer@lexialearning.com

Sympohony Math - Aaron Somoza, 802-230-8700, aaron.symphonymath@gmail.com
Curriculum Guide, for providers who would like to build their knowledge of common core standards to support K-6 Students, can be downloaded here.
Boom Cards, can be accessed here.

Resources/Follow Up on Oral Language Presentation on March 24
Recording of the session can be viewed here. Passcode D=#CL?T6
Take a Feedback Survey on the session here.
View presentation with embedded links here.
Register for debrief sessions:
Wednesday, April 14, 11:30 am Click here to register
Wednesday, April 14, 2:30 Click here to register

Ferguson Library Resources
Obtain a library card here.
Visit online resources here.
Visit Tumble Books here.
 

Community Racial Justice Series

Cycle of Socialization and Implicit Bias
Presented by the National Center for Community and Social Justice  
PDF

Thursday, April 29 
12:30 - 2:30 pm

Pre-registration is required. Open to DOMUS and SSAR communities. Limited to 60 participants.
In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the ways in which we have all been socialized and the impact of implicit bias on our relationships and how it shows up in our personal lives. The workshop will also help to develop a common language by exploring definitions of terms.
Register Here

Race and Equity - The Third Rail:
Mobilizing for Impact 
PDF

Thursday, May 13
12:30 - 2:30 pm
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 personal and organizational power.
• A strategic offense vs. reactionary response.
• Specific strategies for organizing.
• Considering the pitfalls and details when mobilizing.
• Strategizing and implementing to reach your social justice goals.

Register Here

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

Thursday, March 11 
12:30 - 2 pm

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. The trainers will present a narrative of The Origin of White People, and trace events in the 1600s to modern crises such as mass incarceration, police violence toward People of Color, and white fragility. Discussion will follow.Presenters are Robin Alpern, Director of Training at CSWAC and Charley Flint, PhD, activist, educator, scholar and Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.
Register Here

Community Racial Justice Series
How Police Civilian Review Boards Work: Examining the Atlanta Model
PDF

Thursday, February 25
12:30 - 2 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 civilian review board. This session will provide an opportunity for the Stamford community to learn about one type of civilian review board that is being used in Atlanta.
Register Here

Restorative Practices Journey February 2021
Monday, February 22, 3-5 pm
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  PDF
To continue our Restorative Pracices work together, we plan to “wave the magic wand” and figure out together what we hope the post-pandemic should be like for our families, schools, and community programs. Come together with colleagues from throughout the state and beyond to discuss how we can move forward and not return to the “same old.” If we could talk with the “movers and shakers” in our communities and state (policy leaders and change makers), what should be our collective priorites and what are our hopes and dreams for the future? Please take a few moments to take a short survey to help us bring you a more meaningful experience. CLICK HERE for the survey.

Register Here

Financial Planning Association Presentations on College Financial Planning and the FAFSA in SPANISH and HAITIAN CREOLE, January 13 and January 20  
These presentations will be valuable for anyone who wants to learn more about the College Financial Aid process, and specifically the FAFSA form. The presentations are part of the free educational program MONEY MATTERS.

Wednesday, January 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm: Free presentation in Spanish 

For resources in Spanish, including a recording the the Spanish session. click here.

ÚNETE A NOSOTROS PARA UNA PRESENTACIÓN VIRTUAL GRATUITA: PLANIFICACIÓN DE AYUDA FINANCIERA UNIVERSITARIA
13 DE ENERO DEL 2021 desde las 6:30 a las 8:00 de la noche 
Esta presentación será valiosa para cualquiera que desee obtener más información sobre el proceso de aplicación para ayuda financiera universitaria, y específicamente, el formulario FAFSA. 
La Inscripción es gratis y fácil en: www.moneymattersfpact.org 

Wednesday, January 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm: Free presentation in Haitian Creole PDF

Jwenn nou pou yon prezantasyon vityèl gratis: Planifikasyon èd finansye pou kolè
20 Janvye 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm  
Prezantasyon sa ap gen anpil valè pou nenpòt moun ki vle aprann plis sou pwosesis èd finansye pou kolèj, espesyalman, fòm FAFSA a.
Enskripsyon an gratis epi fasil nan: www.moneymattersfpact.org

Community Racial Justice Series, Sessions Four & Five, Tuesday, January 19 and Tuesday, January 26 PDF
Race and Religion
Seeking the Beloved Community: Faith Through the Lens of Race

Session Four: January 19, 2021, 12-1 pm
View the Recorded Session Here
Panelists: Cantor Jill Abramson, Congregation Shir Ami; Rev. Dr. Michael Christie, Union Baptist Church; Maher Hussein, President Islamic Center of NY (Stamford)

Session Five: January 26 at 6:30 pm
Panelists: Néstor Gómez, First Congregational Chruch; Rev. Dr. Robert Jackson, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal; Rev. Dr. Cheryl McFadden, Christ Church of Greenwich
View the Recorded Session Here

Community Racial Justice Series Session Three PDF
Steps to Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization:
Join Us for a Conversation with Local Leaders
Tuesday, December 15, 1-2:30 pm
View the Recorded Session Here

Related Resources:
It's Time for Greater Foundation Board Diversity by H. Art Taylor, in Forbes Magazine
Black and Brown Boys Don't Need to Learn "Grit", They Need Schools to Stop Being Racist, by André Perry PDF
DOMUS Knights Student Obstacles PDF

Strive Together 2021 Quarter One Network Offerings PDF
Network Trainings offered by the national Strive Together Network.
You can register for trainings from this interactive PDF.

Fall 2020 Strive Together Cradle to Career Convening Daily Summaries

Mindful Monday PDF
Together Tuesday PDF
Workshop Wednesday PDF
Transformational Thursday PDF
Forward Friday PDF

Money Matters: College Financial Aid Planning / Understanding the FAFSA
Wednesday, November 4, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time

Community Racial Justice Series Session One
Community Adverse Experiences with Assistant Superintendent Olympia Della Flora

Community Resources Webinar

  • October 22, 10:30 AM Eastern Time (English)

ZOOM Tutoring Trainings PDF of Handouts

Stamford Stands Against Racism Webinars:

Health Resources

Vaccination information for children, click here for English flyer, click here for Spanish flyer and here for Portuguese flyer.

Summer Programming Resources

  • 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 we can do to help our youth succeed in the future. Click here for flyer and additional information.
  • Kindergarten Readiness Fairs: Click here for the flyer and additional information on how to attend one of our outdoor Kindergarten Readiness Fairs! Fairs will include:
    • Kindergarten Registration: Stamford Public Schools staff will register your child for school
    • Kindergarten Readiness Assessment: Stamford educators will complete a storybook-based assessment with your child to help teachers know more about how to begin their kindergarten literacy instruction with your child.
    • Register for a Free Physical Exam: School-Based Health Center staff will be available to register your child for a well-child physical exam or required immunizations. 
  • Beyond Limits Academics is offering virtual Summer Math Academies for middle and high school students to review and refresh critical math skills and learn core math concepts. FREE for families eligible for free or reduced price lunch. Click here for flyer. 
  • Beyond Limits hosts a virtual summer program for SPS students entering 6th grade. Click here for flyer.
  • SC2C, Family Centers, Stamford Public Schools and SPEF have collaborated on a free program for families with children entering Kindergarten called Bridge to K. Click here for flyer and additional information.

Census 2020 Resources

Census 2020 Flyer- English, Spanish and Haitian Creole available

Restorative Practices Resources

Additional Documents

Stamford Cradle to Career Reports (PDF)

Articles

Launch Event - November 10, 2016

Leadership Council

Design Institute
Our Design Institute in December 2015 brought together many stakeholders to help design the project, including our ultimate goals for this initiative. The documents below are the result of that meeting.