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CNI South Norwalk Bulletins

Norwalk Summer Food Service Program
(SFSP) 2018-2019

Norwalk Public Schools announces its participation in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. Under the SFSP, nutritious meals are provided to all children 18 years and under free of charge. Breakfast and lunch will be available on weekdays through August 9th.

211 CT logoHealthy for Life Project logo

PDF icon Download the Summer Food Service Program flyer
for locations and times and dates.

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

Walking for Health logoLet's Enjoy the Walking Trails
at Oyster Shell Park

Walking Group - Steps For Better Health
Bring Your WV CNI Or HOU T-Shirts

Every Thursday - Starting June 6, 2019
4:00PM - 5:00 PM
149 Water Street 2nd Floor
Norwalk, CT 06854
Call Maria or Nadine 203-838-8471 X 675 X 681

Open To The Public ~ Call To Register
Call Maria or Nadine 203-838-8471 X 675 X 681
Pre-Registration Required!!

PDF icon Download flyer: Walking for Health

CNI South Norwalk logoMoney Matters

Three Workshops: Credit, Banking, Savings

You are invited to join this FREE, fun and informative MONEY MATTER$ Financial Seminar Series. Participants may receive savings rewards in addition to the chance to win prizes. Presented by: CT Money School, through Connecticut Association for Human Services.

Sign up for all three seminars and increase your rewards.

  • All participants qualify for FREE one-on-one financial counseling with a CT Money School financial coach.
  • Turn $120 into $180 by saving $20 per month for 6 months through United Way's ALICE SAVES Program (visit

    June 12th: Your Credit, Your life
    * Learn how to obtain and analyze your credit report
    * Identify ways to build and repair your credit

    June 26th: Healthy Banking
    * Identify, open and maintain a healthy banking relationship
    * Find out about participating BankOn nation-wide banks that offer:
          ~ Safe and affordable accounts
          ~ Low opening deposits and low or no monthly service fees

    July 10th: Savings Made Easy
    * Learn tips to save money to help you reach your goals
    * Get on the path to financial security

Wednesdays, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
NHA/CNI Field Office, 149 Water Street, 2nd Floor, Norwalk

Reservations Required, Space Is Limited.
Call Now!! 203-838-8471 - X188 (Lisa) or X681 (Nadine)
Light dinner will be provided
Transportation available to NHA residents only
with at least one-week advanced notice.

PDF icon Download flyer: Money Matters

Express Agency logoNeed Extra Cash This Summer?
Looking for Temporary or Permanent Work?

Come to our Express Employment Event!

Would you like to pick up some extra spending money this summer? Is it time for a new job or a career change? Meet the professionals at Express Employment and find out about the many choices they have for you.

Express can connect you with warehouse work, office and administrative positions, help desk work, as well as professional accounting and sales positions, and much more! Temporary and permanent work options are available!

Tuesday, July 9, 1:00 P.M.
HOU/CNI Offices, 149 Water Street, 2nd flr. Norwalk, CT

Call for Information Now!!
Lisa: 203 952 8308; Nadine: 203 838 8471, x 681

PDF icon Download the flyer: Express Employment Event

Career Bus imageLearn Excel 1 & 2 Workshop!

Hop on the all-new Career Resources Bus
and learn Excel 1 and2!

Are you looking for a new job or trying to advance? Knowing Excel Parts 1 and 2 can be a huge help and looks great on your resume. The Career Coach bus will be next to Ryan Park to assist you - FREE! Plan to join us for a productive day and begin the next chapter of your career. Must attend both sessions!

Thursday, August 22, 10:00AM-3:00PM
98 South Main Street Parking Lot
Next to Ryan Park Norwalk, CT 06854
NOTE: New Location!

Call for Information Now!! 203-952-8308 (Lisa)

PDF icon Download the flyer: Learn Excel 1 & 2 Workshop

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Partners Exchange Bulletins

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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