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CNI South Norwalk Bulletins

Stamford Public Schools image Norwalk Adult and Continuing Education

Fall 2020 Enrichment Classes
Run by Stamford Adult and Continuing Education

Arts ~ Computers ~ Photography ~ Dance
Mind and Body ~ Fitness ~ Languages ~ English
Basic Estate and Elder Law ~ CPR and First Aid
Finance ~ Cooking ~ and much more...

Class schedules will be available soon (stay tuned).
More information and registration dates visit:
Online catalog available in 90 languages!

Registration dates and locations:
Adult Basic Education, GED, ESL and Citizenship
Dates: September 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2020
Time: 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Place: Smilow Life Center
55 Chestnut Street, Norwalk
Adult Basic Education, GED, and ESL
Dates: September 1st and 3rd
Time: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Place: Norwalk High School
55 County Street, Norwalk
To participate classes, registration is required.

Download the PDF for more info:PDF icon Stamford Adult & Continuing Education

Farmers Market image Norwalk CT Farmer's Markets
Summer 2020


Norwalk Community Center
120 Connecticut Avenue
11am - 3 pm, July 8 - November 25
Rainbow Plaza
205 Main Street
11am - 3 pm, May 20 - November 25
(No SNAP payments)
Fridays Saturdays
Rowayton Farmers Market
177 Rowayton Avenue
12pm - 5pm, May 22 - October 30
First Congregational Church
3 Lewis Street
9am - 2pm, July 11 - October 31

Farmers Market image Norwalk CT Mercado de Agricultores
Verano 2020


Todo los miercoles
Norwalk Community Center
120 Connecticut Avenue
11am - 3 pm, Julio 8 - Noviembre 25
Rainbow Plaza
205 Main Street
11am - 3 pm, Mayo 20 - Noviembre 25
(No hay pagos de SNAP)
Todo los viernes Todo los sábados
Rowayton Farmers Market
177 Rowayton Avenue
12pm - 5pm, Mayo 22 - Octubre 30
First Congregational Church
3 Lewis Street
9am - 2pm, Julio 11 - Octubre 31

Most Farmer's Markets accept SNAP and WIC
La mayoría de los mercados de agricultores aceptan SNAP y WIC

PDF icon Click here to download the flyer in English y Español

Farmers Market image Free Summer Meals for Children       

Free meals for all children are available for pick up at locations throughout the city this summer, June 10 to August 30. Additional locations may be added; check the NPS website for the most up-to-date information.

  • Norwalk children ages 2-18
  • "Grab & Go" breakfast and lunch
  • Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 2 pm
  • Drive through or walk up
  • Call NPS Foodservice:
    English: 203-899-2990, Español: 203-939-0656

PDF icon Download the flyer for a full list of locations and more information:
Free Summer Meals for Children

Farmers Market image Alimentos de Verano Gratuitos Para Niños

Este verano, empezando el 10 de junio hasta el 30 de agosto, alimentos gratuitos estarán disponibles para niños en ubicaciones por toda la ciudad. Ubicaciones adicionales se podrán agregar durante el transcurso del verano; visite el sitio web de NPS para obtener información actualizada.

  • Todos los niños de Norwalk, de 2 a 18 años.
  • "Grab & Go" (llevatelo) desayuno y almuerzo.
  • De lunes a viernes, de 12:00 a 2:00 pm
  • Recoger las comidas desde su coche o pasar caminando
  • Pueden llamar: 203-939-0656.

PDF icon Descargue el folleto para obtener lista de ubicaciones y más información:
Comidas gratuitas de verano para niños

Norwalk Housing Authority logo Community Resource Reference Sheet
COVID-19 Assistance

The document presented here is list of useful resources and references for NHA staff and residents, as well as the Norwalk-centric community at large, to assist navigating the current pandemic. Please recognize that this is a work-in-progress; resources will come, go, and change. Return to this page for future updates.

Links and contact information included in the resource document:

  • Norwalk Housing Authority and General Information
  • Income Support/Stimulus Payments/Unemployment Benefits/MoneyManagement
  • Meals, Food Pantries, Food Stamps, Nutrition Programs
  • Financial Support/Assistance/Child Care
  • Health and Wellness
  • Training and Education

PDF icon Click here to download and print the latest Community Resource Sheet

CNI South Norwalk logo
Please visit CNI Bulletins often for updates regarding
additional community services as they become available.

Norwalk Housing Authority logoWorried about Feeding Your Family During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

These Norwalk organizations offer pantry and/or meal services. Please call ahead to confirm details, as circumstances are changing quickly.

For food, meals and food pantries visit the city of Norwalk website and the health department, available in both English and Spanish.

Web link icon Visit the City of Norwalk website document center:

Person-to-Person logoPerson to Person has special COVID food assistance and emergency financial assistance; and is looking for donations. Resources are available for low-income residents affected by COVID-19.

Web link iconVisit the City of Norwalk website document center:

Norwalk Public Schools is no longer making school bus deliveries for meals. And Bridgeport Rescue Mission has had to stop serving take-home meals at our public housing communities.

CNI South Norwalk logo
Please visit CNI Bulletins often for updates regarding
additional community services as they become available.

Norwalk Housing Authority logoALICE Saves newsletter

ALICE Saves helps families and individuals in Connecticut develop healthy financial habits and offers members opportunities to earn rewards for savings and to get help solving their financial concerns.

Free Financial Guidance
Connecticut residents who need help dealing with creditors, finding resources or managing their money have access to Trust Plus, a free virtual or telephone financial coaching program.

COVID-19 Resources and Information
ALICE Saves and United Way's 2-1-1 Connecticut are here to help stay connected to coronavirus-related information. View the handy guide to information, government programs and other services to help you make it through these difficult times.

File Your Tax Return for Free
The IRS has extended the deadline to file your taxes to July 15, 2020. However, many VITA sites across the state have closed to ensure the health and safety of volunteers and taxpayers. Until sites reopen, there are several options for free tax assistance including a virtual model in which tax filers work with a tax preparer during a telephone call.

PDF icon View the ALICE Saves newsletter for more information and helpful links.

Race 4 Chase logoRace 4 Chase - Alternative to Cancllation

A triathlon summer camp organized in the name of a slain Sandy Hook Elementary School first-grader has found a way around the coronavirus crisis by offering a modified program for kids who want to swim, bike and run.

PDF icon Click to read the article from The Hour

Race 4 Chase funding made possible by the
Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski Foundation

Energy Assistance imageA.B.C.D., Inc. - Energy Assistance Program

Need Help Paying Your Winter Heating Bills?
¿Necesitas Ayuda Con Su Calefacción?

Energy early intake starts August 1st: Monday - Friday: 9:00-4:00
Deliverable fuel deliveries start November 1st

La ingesta temprana de energía comienza el 1 de agosto: Lunes a Viernes: 9:00-4:00
Las entregas de combustible entregables comienzan el 1 de noviembre

Listing of important dates of the program:

  • Matching payment and Below budget services start November 1st. This is the date that our clients can apply for winter protection and it lasts until May 1st of the following year.
  • Everyone placed on winter protection will be protected from utilities shut off until May 1st.
  • Clients who are placed on matching payment with the utility companies will have to keep paying their portion of the bill in order to stay on matching payment. If a client misses any of the payments, they will be taken of the matching payment by utility companies and will be in danger of being shut off after May 1st.
  • Clients who receive a shut off notice after May 1st will be offered mediation with the utility companies throughout the summer.

NHA CNI Field Office
149 Water St, 2nd fl, Norwalk, CT 06854
203-384-6904 ext 3027

For more information - Para más información:

PDF icon Download the ABCD flyer: English | Español

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Partners Exchange Bulletins

CT Free Tax Preparation in Your Neighborhood

"VIRTUAL" VITA Can Save You Valuable Funds

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who make $56,000 or less who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing of Federal and State returns. Did you earn $56,000 or less last year? You may qualify for the EarnedIncome Tax Credit (EITC). NOTE: Filing/payment date for state and federal tax returns extended through July 15th.

For More Information visit or dial 2-1-1 (available 24/7) after January 7th, 2020 for updates on tax site hours and locations, more information including additional free tax prep site locations throughout Connecticut, to book a free tax appointment, and to get information about other tax services and credits. NOTE: Most CT VITA sites are closed to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. View the May Newsletter for more information about "virtual" sites on line.

PDF icon Download the flyer for more information

Preparacion Gratuita de Impuestos en Tu Barrio

El programa de "VIRTUAL" VITA ofrece ayuda gratuita a las personas que ganan $56,000 o menos que necesitan ayuda para preparar sus declaraciones de impuestos. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS proporcionan preparación de declaración de impuestos básica gratis y electrónica de declaraciones federales y estatales Si usted ganó menos de $56,000 dólares al año pasado usted puede calificar para el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo. Visite unos de los centros de VITA cercano para ver si calificas para este servicio. NOTA: La fecha de presentación / pago para las declaraciones de impuestos estatales y federales se extendió hasta el 15 de julio.

Para Más Información:
Asegúrese de consultar la pagina web o marque el 2-1-1 (disponible 24/7) después del 7 de Enero del 2020 para información sobre donde puede encontrar un sitio que preparen las planillas de impuestos gratuitamente en Connecticut. También puede encontrar información adicional para facilitar la reservación de una cita y sobre otros servicios y créditos fiscales. NOTA: La mayoría de los sitios de CT VITA están cerrados para reducir la propagación del Coronavirus. Vea el Boletín de Mayo para obtener más información sobre sitios "virtuales" en línea.

PDF icon Descargar aquí para más información

VITA Sponsors

Logo: Bridgeport Rescue MissionBridgeport Rescue Mission

Free meals daily 4 days a week in Norwalk

  • Tuesday Dinners 6:00 PM
    13 Day Street Parking Lot
  • Thursday Dinners 6:00 PM
    Meadow Gardens Learning Center Parking Lot
  • Friday Dinners 6:00 PM
    Roodner Court Learning Center Parking Lot, 261 Ely Ave
  • Sunday Lunches 1:00 PM
    Mount Zion Church Parking Lot / 96 South Main Street

The Bridgeport Rescue Mission Mobile Kitchen Food Services provides FREE WEEKLY delicious, nutritious meals in take-home packages to anyone in need.

ALL are welcome!

¡Comida Gratis 4 Dias A La Semana en Norwalk!

  • Almuerzo los domingos - 1:00PM
    Estacionamiento de la Iglesia de Mount Zion, 96 South Main St., Norwalk
  • Cena los martes - 6:00PM
    Estacionamiento del 13 Day Street, Norwalk
  • Cena los jueves - 6:00PM
    Estacionamiento del Centro de Aprendizaje en Meadow Gardens, Norwalk
  • Cena los viernes - 6:00PM
    Estacionamiento del Centro de Aprendizaje en Roodner Court, 261 Ely Ave., Norwalk

La Cocina Rodante de Bridgeport Rescue Mission provee semanalmente deliciosas y nutritivas comidas gratis y listas para llevar a toda persona que necesite.

¡TODOS Son Bienvenidos!

PDF icon Click here to download the flyer in English y Español

City of Bridgeport Down Payment Assistance Program

Up To $15K Available for Qualified First-Time Homebuyers

Seal of the City of Bridgeport, ConnecticutWe are taking applications for this round of funding for the City of Bridgeport's Down Payment Assistance Program

Please share with your email contacts and help us get the word out. Funds are available on a "First Come First Served Basis".

PDF icon Click here to download the
City of Bridgeport Down Payment Assistance Program flyer
and view the Eligibility Criteria and contact information

Logo: Norwalk Health DepartmentNorwalk Health Department
- Hepatitis C

Get Tested FREE for Hepatitis C

  • If you were born between 1945-1965
  • You've injected drugs
  • You have tattoo or piercing
  • You had an organ transplant or blood transfusion before 1992
  • You have HIV or liver disease

Call now to get tested
Norwalk Health Department

PDF icon Click here to download the flyer: Hepatitis C Testing

Job Corp logo10 Reasons to Apply to Job Corps

   Train - Successful careers require a strong foundation.
   Learn - Further your education, gain new skills to advance your career.
   Live - Become part of a community that encourages growth and success.
   Connect - Network with employers and community leaders.

  1. Hands-On Career Training in high-growth industries
  2. Tuition-Free to eligible men and women ages 16 through 24
  3. Housing, meals, and basic medical care provided at No Cost
  4. Industry-recognized Credentials
  5. Community College classes and partnerships
  6. Workplace Experience with employers in all industries
  7. Community Service projects that provide additional training opportunities
  8. Networking and Professional Development opportunities
  9. Advanced Training Programs in industries like health care and information technology
  10. Results: Job Corps graduates either enter the workforce or an apprenticeship, or go on to higher education, or join the military

Contact: Robert Velez, Jr.
Cell 203-443-7463 or Office 203-549-1502, Email:

Visit: or (español)
Call: 800-733-JOBS [5627]

PDF icon For more information, download the flyer: Apply to Job Corps

Norwalk Community College  LogoAllied Health Certificate Programs

Norwalk Community College
NCC Career Connections Thrive by 25

An Allied Health certificate can be the first step in launching a career that offers a clear pathway for advancement. The Allied Health employment sector is one of the fastest growing in Connecticut. Scholarships for eligible Career Connections candidates are available for the certificates below.

Certified Nurse Aid, EKG Tech, EMT, Homemaker Companion, Medical Billing & Reimbursement, Home Health Aide, Personal Care Aide, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Tech, Physical Therapy Aide, Veterinary Assistant I, II, III

This program includes: a full scholarship, clinical or internship, job placement, career development, coaching, and a workplace strategies class.

For more information and to register email Reference the Service and Sales Certificate.

PDF icon Click here to download the flyer for more information.

Norwalk Community College  LogoRetail Customer Service and
Sales Certificate

Norwalk Community College

Customer Service and Sales curriculum designed to help entry-level sales and service associates learn skills related to frontline work in any industry that values customer service and sales skills.

For more information and to register email Reference the Service and Sales Certificate.

PDF icon Click here to download the flyer for more information.

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CNI Items of Interest

Soundview Landing room viewSoundview Landing

Phase Two Expansion
- E Brochure

SONO Living - Thoughtfully designed one & two bedroom apartment homes in the heart of downtown South Norwalk.

20 Day Street, Norwalk CT 06854 • 203.714.8060

PDF icon Download full brochure: Soundview Landing e-brochure (14MB)
PDF icon Download 1-page brochure: Soundview Landing - Home Starts Here (1.2MB)

Rendering May 17, 2019 imageRyan Park Improvements

Rendering May 17, 2019

Click on the image to view details:

  • Park Gateway Entrance with Seating and Shade Trees
  • Park Walking Loop
  • Basketball Court
  • Park Seating and Viewing Area
  • Bike Racks
  • Newly Defined Parking Lot Layout and Park Access Points
  • Adult Fitness Area
  • 5-12 Year Old Playground
  • Outdoor Music Play Area
  • 2-5 Year Old Playground
  • Park Pavilion
  • Spray Shower
  • Open Lawn

PDF icon Download the rendering for more detail: Ryan Park Improvements

Ryan Park RemediationRyan Park Remediation

Proposed Final Site Plan Design
Construction Schedule

Click links below to download Ryan Park documents
PDF icon Ryan Park Proposed Final Site Plan Design
PDF icon Ryan Park Construction Schedule

Infrastructure Project ScheduleRaymond Day Infrastructure Project

Infrastructure 12-Week Schedule
Day Street Closures

Click links below to download schedule
PDF icon Infrastructure Project Schedule

Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk
Norwalk CT logo

Update Report for Mayor Rilling - May 16, 2018
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative - Project Update

  • Housing
  • Relocation
  • Phase II & III Housing Development – Buildings C, D & E
  • Neighborhood Improvements: Ryan Park
  • Façade Improvement Program
  • Public Safety Initiatives
  • Infrastructure

PDF icon Click to download the full report and supporting imagery:
Report to the Mayor - May 16, 2018 - CNI Project Update

Washington Village CookbookWashington Village Cookbook

One unifier over the years has been food

As one of the oldest public housing complexes in our nation, and the oldest in Connecticut, Washington Village has seen a great many residents since its cornerstone was laid in the year 1940. Families of adults and youth of all ages from countries across the world have made Washington Village their home, creating a community rich in cultural and ethnic diversity. This diversity also extends to the culinary arts.

In 2012, after the devastation created by Superstorm Sandy, a decision was made to replace and rebuild Washington Village. With the generous support of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) through the Choice Neighborhood Initiative, a new, efficient, resilient Washington Village is being created. The goal is to protect and preserve the housing and personal enrichment opportunities provided to the residents of Washington Village and also to preserve the character and unique personality of this community. This collection of recipes is part of that effort as we create the new community: Soundview Landing.

Download the compilation of recipes collected from residents of Washington Village, along with HOU and NHA staff.

PDF icon Download the cookbook: Washington Village Cookbook

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