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Burroughs Community Center
Matilde Rodrigues has been teaching ESL in Bridgeport for almost 30 years. She was instrumental in developing the English Language at Burroughs 5 years ago and has taught hundreds of adult learners each year since. Prior to this she spent 25 years teaching adult English classes with the Bridgeport Board of Education. Matilde was born […] Read more

Please support the Our Woven Community Artists, as they work to help keep our community safe. Participants in the Our Woven Community program are deeply concerned about our communities safety so they have begun sewing face masks to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus during this pandemic. Will you join us with helping our artists […] Read more


John Canon first heard about the VITA program in 2005, when he was coaching basketball at the Boys and Girls club in Southport. A referee who had been a volunteer preparer told him all about it, and John got curious. Twelve years and thousands of returns later, John is entering his fifth year as the […] Read more

Catherine is an artist in the Our Woven Community(OWC) program at Burroughs. Catherine first learned to sew in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a young girl. She later used this skill to work as a seamstress to make an income to support her 5 children while living in a refugee camp in Rwanda for […] Read more

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