Support Sterling House on Fairfield County Giving Day March 7, 2014
March 6th, 2014
The Fairfield County Community Foundation and the Bank of America present the Fairfield County Giving Day on Friday, March 7th. For 24 hours donations will be accepted through www.FCGives.org with the goal to inspire and unite area residents in supporting hundreds of local non-profits. The goal is to raise $1 million to benefit hundreds of local nonprofit organizations over a 24-hour period.
Support Sterling House Community Center on March 7th by making a donation through the online site www.FCGives.org
Your support will make an enormous difference in the life of a community center which has been serving Greater Bridgeport since 1932. Sterling House provides social, educational and recreational programs for over 13,000 children, teenagers and adults yearly: Pre-school, afterschool enrichment classes, athletics, day camp, youth volunteer and employment programs, adult support groups, clubs and classes, basic needs assistance programs/food pantry, community crisis support and MORE! Awards will be given to local nonprofits who receive the most donations over the 24-hour period.
SUPPORT STERLING HOUSE ON MARCH 7TH…if further information is needed please contact Diane Sheridan, Director of Community Development at 203-378-2606, Ext. 105; email@example.com or Lou Perno, Executive Director at Ext. 103; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sterling House will Offer a Counselor-In-Training (C.I.T.) Character and Leadership Institute
March 1st, 2014
The Sterling House Community Center’s will offer a Counselor-In-Training (C.I.T.) Character and Leadership Institute for young adults going into 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades and who are 14 years old by June 30th , 2014 according to Robert Wargo, Volunteer Director and Co-Director of the center’s Sterling Park Day Camp.
“The Character and Leadership Institute consists of 5 two-hour sessions that emphasize leadership, child development and safety, and program skills development that will enable young adults to assist in all areas of camp with confidence,” said Bob Wargo, Day Camp Co-Director. “Additional development will occur daily through the experiences volunteers are exposed to throughout the summer day camp season.” A Parent and youth information and orientation session is scheduled Thursday, March 13, at 6:30 PM at Sterling House, 2283 Main Street, Stratford.
The C.I.T. Character and Leadership Institute is required for students to be a part of the Junior Counselor program, the high school aged youth volunteer program for Sterling Park Summer Day Camp. “The knowledge and skills learned through this experience will not only help students with their ongoing interactions with children now and but will remain with them for the rest of their lives,” Wargo said.
For more information you may go to the Sterling House website, www.sterlinghousecc.org or contact Bob Wargo at 203-378-2606 and email@example.com.
Sterling House Seeks Resource Work/Social Worker
March 1st, 2014
The Resource Connection Program Resource Worker/Social Worker, under the supervision of the Program Director, is responsible for resource development and referral with clients seeking basic needs assistance, assisting them with obtaining other resources to enable them to be more self-sufficient.
1. Developing and maintain relationships with Resource Connection Program clients; provide support, advocacy, assessment and intervention.
2. Researching and accessing resources in the community to meet varied client’s needs.
3. Work in cooperation with all Resource Connection Program Staff and Sterling House staff.
4. “Counsel” individuals and make referrals when necessary.
5. Develop and maintain relationships with other agencies, community organizations and other resources in the Greater Bridgeport community.
6. Assist with promotion/communication of Resource Connection Program
7. Outreach services with clients at local community supper 2 evenings per week.
8. Maintain all necessary reports.
9. Attend staff meetings when necessary
Hours: 10-15 hour per week; must be available on site during food pantry hours (Mon.-Thurs. 1-3 pm)
Requirements: Must have social work or human service degree with experience working with diverse populations providing basic needs resources and counseling; excellent communication skills and ability to work in a community center environment.
Send cover letter and resume to:
Lou Perno, Executive Director
Sterling House Community Center, Inc.
2283 Main St.
Stratford, CT. 06615
Part-Time Communications Coordinator for Sterling House
February 20th, 2014
Sterling House is seeking a part time Communications Coordinator to participate in the creation and implementation of all plans and programs designed to raise public awareness of Sterling House, its programs, services and events through a variety of communication tools in order to increase the number and quality of community and donor relationships along with program/event participation.
To learn more about the position and to be considered please contact Lou Perno, Executive Director at Sterling House at 203-378-2606, Ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Your Heart for Sterling House
February 18th, 2014
Sterling House’s greatest asset and eventual legacy lies not in the programs that the general public sees, but rather in the quite acts of support and kindness given by individuals and families caught in the crossroads of life……
I have never seen a community more supportive than the one I live in. Stratford is a great place to live and work. The people in this town constantly amaze me with their willingness to give to those in need.
Not a day goes by at Sterling House when I’m not holding the door for a ”friend of Sterling House,” who is dropping off food for the Resource Connection Program/Food Pantry, or I’m saying hello to a volunteer who is coming to work in our Resource Connection program/Food Pantry.
There are many advantages to giving; the greatest gift of donating is the sense of pride knowing you are helping others. Non- profits rely more than ever on community support to help assist with the daily needs of organizations, be it monetary donations, products, services, or volunteer time. We welcome donations from all sources such as schools, church groups, businesses, individuals and families.
We ask you to open your hearts this Valentine’s Day and consider giving a donation to help Sterling House Community Center. Please share the list below with family and friends and neighbors.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Please contact me if you have any question -203-378-2606 Ext 105; email@example.com.
Diane Sheridan, Director of Community Development
The following items are needed at Sterling House:
Resource Program/Food Pantry
Pampers- size 3-6
Small set of lockers
Sink / and installation
4 red wagons
Gift Cards for Art show dedicated to the Armed Forces and to recognize the talents of youth and adults
Food/Refreshments for Art Show
Youth Sports Program
Commercial size ice maker for spring and fall youth soccer
Glass Display case 4 to 6 feet wide, 5 to 6 feet high – with or without wheels
Youth Summer Camp
2 DVD- players
300 Vinyl drawstring backpacks
Security System / and installation
6 Foot step ladder
High Speed floor machine
Steam carpet shampooer
Volunteers for events
Gift Certificates/Services, etc. for auction items
We Need Your Help!
January 31st, 2014
Support The Sterling House Elevator and Facility Enhancement Project
Sterling House Community Center is seeking $1.2 million for its Elevator and Facility Enhancement Project. This project involves the construction of an elevator to go from our basement (Resource Connection Program/Food Pantry) to our 3rd floor along with the renovation of our main office and reception area to make it more customer friendly and to better accommodate the large number of people who come to the agency daily to register for programs and seek information and referral. Our Resource Connection Program/Food Pantry will be significantly impacted by this project as currently the only access to this program is a very narrow stairway which is a challenge for the elderly and anyone with physical limitations. Our Resource Connection Program provides basic needs assistance to over 8,700 individuals yearly in the form of: food, diapers, school supplies, clothing, Thanksgiving meals, pet food, holiday gifts and information and referral. Sterling House provides social, educational and recreational programs for over 13,000 children, teenagers and adults yearly.
Currently we are seeking support from the State of Connecticut through State Bonding funds.
You can assist us with support for this project by:
1. Calling Governor Malloy and asking him to support funding for the project: His number is 860-566-4840. The Toll-Free number is 800-406-1527.
2. Emailing the Governor at: Governor.Malloy@CT.gov asking him to support funding for this project.
3. By signing a petition in support of this project. Petitions are available to sign at Sterling House or online on our website, Facebook or Twitter pages.
Ashcroft, Inc. Supports Sterling House
January 28th, 2014
Employees of the Stratford facility of Ashcroft, Inc. recently put together a Cookbook called “Ashcroft Gourmets: Cooking Under Pressure” with a collection of employees’ favorite recipes. The cookbook is being sold for $10 with all proceeds going to Sterling House to support the Sterling Park Day Camp Scholarship fund. A check for $1,970 was recently presented to Lou Perno, Executive Director of Sterling House. “We truly appreciate all the support we receive from Ashcroft especially through their recent cookbook project as well as supporting our annual Toy Drive. We are grateful to all their assistance”, comments Lou Perno. The cookbook is currently for sale at Sterling House. In photo, Lou Perno is presented with a check from Jeanette Guggenheim, Executive Assistant of Operations at Ashcroft with members of her Cookbook Committee. THANK YOU ASHCROFT, INC. FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
2nd Annual President’s Volunteer Service Awards Recognition Event
October 30th, 2013
Congratulations to our youth volunteers who were recognized at the 2nd Annual President’s Volunteer Service Awards Recognition Event on Saturday, October 26. 19 students were recognized for contributing 100 hours or more of volunteer service to Sterling House from September 2012 to August 2013. Back Row (L to R): Arda Yilmaz, Alasdair Gilbert, Dan Slosser, Will Alberti, Aubrey Lowe, Megan Peterlin, Emily Winter. Front Row (L to R): Emma Bromley, Marina Kydes, Elyse Velky, Erica Velky, Carly Horch, Megan White, Kaya Wells, Nychelle Mackie. Not pictured: Josh Brown, Drew Damiano, Lauren Holt, Dominic Parrella.
Sterling House Athletics
May 7th, 2013
Sterling House offers a variety of athletic activities for youth and adults throughout the year. Learn more about the activities, schedules, etc. by going to the Sterling House Quickscore Site.
Follow Sterling House on Twitter
July 19th, 2011
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