The recent Building One Community Breakfast Benefit held this past Wednesday at the Stamford Marriott was a truly inspiring experience. The energy in the room with over 450 individuals attending was palpable. The speeches were deeply moving. From the testimony of a recent immigrant’s determination to succeed and offer a better future for his children, to the Land of Opportunity award recipient–Russian immigrant, Yelena Klompus, who works as the World Languages and Literacy Librarian at the Ferguson–and her recognition of the important collaborations between nonprofits, public/private partnerships, and within institutions that need to take place to offer people opportunities, there was much to be impressed by the work of the young nonprofit Building One Community.
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