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CNI South Norwalk Bulletins

Careers in HealthAre you interested in a new career
in the growing healthcare field?

Learn about FREE training at Southwestern CT Health CareeRx Academy. Offered through the WorkPlace, some training opportunities include C.N.A., Pharmacy Tech, Patient Care Tech, Medical Billing and Coding, and more. Eligibility requirements are based on family income or those that have been unemployed (27 weeks or longer). Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, January 14th, 5:30-7pm
NHA CNI Field Office,
149 Water Street, 2nd Floor, Norwalk CT

Call 203-838-8471 Nadine X681 or Lisa X188
to register for the information session.

PDF icon Download flyer: Careers in Health

Connecticut's SNAP Employment & Training ProgramConnecticut's SNAP Employment & Training Program

If you are receiving SNAP benefits, learn how you may qualify for a scholarship to participate in Employment & Training programs offered at Norwalk Community College.

Non-credit programs: computer repair, C.N.A., homemaker companion, bookkeeping, dental assistant, group exercise instructor, medical billing and coding, physical therapy aide, security officer and veterinary assistant.

Credit programs: computer aided design, culinary arts, early childhood, medical assistant, medical office assistant, relational database, and web developer.

Tuesday, January 14th, 5:30-7:00 PM
NHA Choice Neighborhoods Field Office,
149 Water Street, 2nd floor
203-838-8471 X681 (Nadine) or X188 (Lisa)

PDF icon Download flyer: Connecticut's SNAP Employment & Training Program

Dimeo Construction logoJoin Us To Learn More About Possible Employment Opportunities

Washington Village, Phase 3 Construction Project

We encourage all to attend regardless of construction trade experience level.
Trade unions and pre-apprenticeship program representatives will be available to answer questions regarding training opportunities.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Community Room, 20 Day Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

Contact: Julia Hall, Community Compliance Coordinator
JHALL@DIMEO.COM OR 401.479.4570

PDF icon Download flyer: Washington Village, Phase 3 Construction

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Partners Exchange Bulletins

CT Free Tax Preparation in Your Neighborhood

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).

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.

PDF icon Download the flyer for more information

Preparacion Gratuita de Impuestos en Tu Barrio

El programa de 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.

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.

PDF icon Descargar aquí para más información

VITA Sponsors

Norwalk Chamber logoSmall Business Development Academy

Learn how with passion, focus on customer service, and commitment to quality and improvement, John Barricelli, Owner, SoNo Baking Co., has successfully sustained a business in a competitive category.

All Sessions Will Be 6:00 - 8:00 PM
At The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center,
99 East Avenue, Norwalk CT

  • Wednesday, October 2: Kickoff - Inspiration and valuable wisdom from our featured speaker, and more.
  • Wednesday, October 9: "Setting it Up" - Understand the various legal issues and aspects pertaining to the formation and continuance of a small business, as well as needed filings, permits and licensing.
  • Tuesday, October 15: "Having a Plan" - Learn the elements of a realistic and effective business plan.
  • Wednesday, October 23: "Getting the Money" - Realize various ways and means of acquiring financing.
  • Wednesday, October 30: "Planning for a Profit" - Discover the basics of bookkeeping, taxes and insurance.
  • Wednesday, November 6: "Attracting Customers" - Learn about marketing, advertising, and communications.
  • Wednesday, November 13: Graduation Reception - Program certificates are presented to all graduates.

To Enroll In This Free Informative Program, Contact:
Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce,
101 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
203.866.2521 -

PDF icon Download the flyer for more information

AccessHealthCT logoAccessHealthCT Open Enrollment
Begins November 1st

Open Enrollment - Now Through December 22, 2019

Access Health CT (AHCT) is Connecticut's official health insurance marketplace. AHCT offers Connecticut residents and employers a range of quality, affordable health and dental insurance options from several health insurance partners. For coverage that begins on January 1, 2020, AHCT open enrollment begins November 1st and will continue until December 22, 2019.

Get one-on-one help completing your application.
Ask questions and understand next steps from an Enrollment Specialist at:
   Stamford Ferguson Library
   1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford CT
   Monday - Friday, 10:30AM - 5:30PM.
   No appointment necessary - walk-ins welcome!

PDF icon Download the flyer AccessHealthCT Open Enrollment
To learn more visit:

Connecticut's $NAP 
Employment logoConnecticut's $NAP
Employment & Training Program

If you are receiving SNAP benefits and not receiving money from Temporary Family Assistance (TFA), you may be eligible to receive a scholarship to participate in one of the following SNAP Employment & Training programs offered at Norwalk Community College.

Credit and Non-Credit Courses
Credit Non-Credit
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Certificate
Culinary Arts Certificate
Early Childhood Education Certificate
Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Certificate
Medical Assistant Certificate
Medical Office Specialist Certificate
Relational Database Certificate
Web Developer Certificate
A+ Computer Repair
Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.)
Bookkeeping Certificate
Dental Assistant
Group Exercise Instructor
Homemaker Companion
Medical Billing Specialist
Medical Coding Certification
Physical Therapy Aide
Security Officer CT Official Certification
Veterinary Assistant

From July through October, the only Saturday Farmer's Market in Norwalk operates in front of the First Congregational Church right on The Green.

PDF icon Download the SNAP Employment & Training Program
For more information, please contact Ms. Jenine Carlson,
SNAP Employment & Training Program Coordinator
(203) 857-7059 or

Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry truckNorwalk Food Pantry

10:30AM to 11:30AM
Ben Franklin Center
66 Bayview Avenue, Norwalk

Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry

Fourth Saturday of each month.
Please bring your own reusable grocery bags.

Connecticut Food Bank in partnership with Filling in the Blanks of Norwalk and Family & Children's Agency, will be distributing a variety of FREE, fresh, and nutritious food to families in Norwalk on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Connecticut Food Bank Despensa de Comida Móvil

El cuarto Sábado de cada mes
Por favor traiga sus propias bolsas de compras.

El Connecticut Food Bank, en asociación con Filling in the Blanks of Norwalk y Family & Children's Agency, distribuirá una variedad de alimentos GRATUITOS, frescos y nutritivos a las familias en Norwalk el cuarto Sábado de cada mes.

Food Bank logos

PDF icon Download flyer: Mobile Food Bank

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

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

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

Now Taking Applications: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00-4:00
Estamos tomando aplicaciones: Lunes, Miercoles y Viernes: 9:00-4:00

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

PDF icon Download in English y en Español: Energy Assistance Program

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.

Norwalk Public Library logoNorwalk Public Library - SONO Branch

U.S. Passport Application Service

The Norwalk Public Library is an official Passport Application Acceptance Facility. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

PDF icon Download the flyer for hours and details.
Visit their webiste:

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CNI Items of Interest

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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