Stamford nonprofit gets $10,000 grant to help immigrant children learn engineering
STAMFORD — The Center for Immigrant Opportunity was awarded a grant of $10,000 at Generation Impact’s “Big Give” event in Greenwich, according to a news release.
Generation Impact is a program for high school girls in Fairfield County to learn more about the needs of the community and make change. The $10,000 will support B1C’s engineering club for low-income immigrant children, a program that began in 2018 in partnership with the Bruce Museum.
Despite it being Generation Impact’s inaugural year, the group received 38 grant applications from Fairfield County-based organizations.
Of the four finalists, Building One Community, an immigrant resource center in Stamford, was selected to be Generation Impact’s first grantee, the release said. The group of young philanthropists also surprised each of the runner-up organizations with a $1,000 grant.
Building One Community’s Engineering Club is an after-school opportunity for immigrant children to learn about STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Corinne Flax, School and Community Partnerships Manager at the Bruce Museum, teaches the children through hands-on projects and the creation of science journals at the Engineering Club’s monthly meetings.
Thanks to Generation Impact’s support, the Engineering Club will now be able to meet four times per month.