The Bridgeport community is filled with highly talented and passionate individuals. Additionally, our neighborhoods are lined with numerous committed and skilled people and service providers.

Instead of adding to the growing list of our city’s service providers and programs, Burroughs works with existing organizations and nurtures relationships between organizations and individuals with social missions to increase community engagement and further understanding of issues and needs.

Facility Partners

To leverage that talent and maximize the resources and effectiveness of the Facility Partners serving our community, we support the advancement of their missions by providing affordable office space and access to over 5,000 square feet of shared space in which to conduct their program activities.

RYASAP (Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership) works to ensure the safe and healthy development of youth, young adults, and families by actively engaging organizations, public officials, and community leaders around issues that matter most to the community. RYASAP’s work tackles the tough issues teens, their families, and their communities face: Community violence prevention, gambling/substance use education, juvenile justice reform, mediation, personal safety, suicide prevention, teen relationships, urban education reform, and youth leadership.


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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community, BBBS  strives to have each child in the program acheive: higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships; avoidance of risky behaviors; and educational success.


Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) is a statewide, youth-led network fighting for the rights of undocumented youth and their families. C4D seeks to accomplish three main goals: to Empower, Educate, Advocate. They promote equal access to higher education and work toward a more just society where undocumented immigrants are not discriminated against because of their status, exercise self-determination, and achieve their full potential.


CIRI (Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants), is a statewide organization that assists refugees and immigrants to resolve legal, economic, linguistic and social barriers so that they become self-sufficient, integrated and contributing members of the community. CIRI achieves this mission by providing a compassionate array of high-quality legal, social and educational programming and by promoting cross cultural understanding and decent treatment for all.


Black Rock Community Council is the oldest and largest community membership organization in the area with a mission to promote projects that will enhance the quality of life of Black Rock’s residents and businesses.


Community Partners

The Bridgeport community is a diverse mixture—ethnically, economically, and socially—of people who are brought together by the recognition that we are more alike than we are different, and we all have much to offer. Burroughs is able to help support the work of over 75 different local community groups and nonprofit organizations with social focused missions. By helping individuals to learn, foster dialogue and build community engagement, our community partners are able to bring over 32,000 people together each year, greatly increasing their capacity to serve our community. Some of the organizations who’s work we have been able to support include:

  • ACCESS Educational Services
  • Action for Bridgeport Community Development (ABCD)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Better Bridgeport
  • Black Rock Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ)
  • Black Rock Artist Guild
  • Black Rock Garden Club
  • Black Rock Little League
  • Bridgeport American Youth Soccer Organization
  • Bridgeport Board of Education
  • Bridgeport Library
  • Bridgeport Public Education Fund
  • Bridgeport Public Schools
  • Bridgeport Rotary
  • Build On
  • Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT)
  • Burroughs Fund
  • Career Resources
  • Center for Children’s Advocacy
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • City of Bridgeport
  • Columbian Consulate
  • Connecticut Association for Human Services
  • Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH)
  • Connecticut Legal Services
  • Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
  • CT Core – Organize Now
  • CT Nonprofit Alliance
  • Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Easton Community Center
  • EMERGE Connecticut
  • Encore!Connecticut
  • Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
  • Fairfield University
  • FaithActs for Education
  • Family Re-entry
  • Food Rescue US
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Governor’s Advisory Council
  • Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association
  • Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra
  • Green Village Initiative
  • Groundwork Bridgeport
  • Hang Time
  • Her Time
  • Homebridge
  • Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County
  • KEYS
  • Kennedy Center
  • Latino Advocacy Foundation
  • LifeBridge Community Services
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Bridgeport
  • Make The Road CT
  • Moms Demand Action
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-CT)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW)
  • New Reach
  • Project Homeless Connect
  • PT Partners – PT Power
  • Re-entry Collaborative
  • Ryan White Foundation
  • Southern CT Black Chamber of Commerce
  • The Black Rock Foundation
  • The Workplace
  • United Way of Connecticut
  • Wakeman Boys and Girls Club
  • Westport Public Schools
  • Wheeler Clinic
  • Yale University
  • Zoom Foundation