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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) addresses issues throughout Connecticut such as human services, education system policy reforms, juvenile justice, and leadership development. It’s the umbrella organization for Public Allies and Americorps.


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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-on-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) is a statewide, youth-led network fighting for the rights of undocumented youth and their families. C4D is a fiscally sponsored project of United We Dream, a multi-ethnic immigrant youth-led organization committed to achieving dignity and humanity for all immigrants and people of color in the U.S by empowering, organizing, and developing leadership.


CIRI (Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants), is a statewide organization that assists refugees and immigrants to resolve legal, economic, linguistic and social barriers and become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.


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 70 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
  • Black Rock Artist Guild
  • Black Rock Garden Club
  • Black Rock Little League
  • Bridgeport American Youth Soccer Organization
  • Bridgeport Board of Education
  • Bridgeport Library
  • Bridgeport Pop Warner Football
  • Bridgeport Public Education Fund
  • Burroughs Fund
  • Center for Children’s Advocacy
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • City of Bridgeport
  • 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 Clearinghouse
  • CT Nonprofit Alliance
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Eason Community Center
  • EMERGE Connecticut
  • Encore!Connecticut
  • Fairfield County Community Foundation
  • Fairfield University
  • FaithActs for Education
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Governor’s Advisory Council
  • Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association
  • Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra
  • Green Village Initiative
  • Groundwork Bridgeport
  • IMPACTrumbull
  • Institute for Community Research
  • K&K Community Rebuilding Foundation
  • Latino Advocacy Foundation
  • LifeBridge Community Services
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Bridgeport
  • 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)
  • National Safety Council
  • Perrin Family Foundation
  • Project Homeless Connect
  • Ryan White Planning Council
  • Teach For America
  • The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport
  • The Workplace
  • United Way of Connecticut
  • Wakeman Boys and Girls Club
  • Westport Public Schools
  • Wheeler Clinic
  • Yale University
  • Zoom Foundation