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TEAM Westport offers this list for site visitors. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather a place to start looking. Including these listings does not constitute an endorsement. If you are aware of other resources that could be listed here, please let us know.


African-American History
Resources for Westport school system, maintained by a parent volunteer

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Zeta Phi Lambda Chapter (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
PO BOX 16892
Stamford, CT 06905

The Inquirer 
New England’s largest African-American newspaper

Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Connecticut chapters in Bridgeport and Stamford-Norwalk 
A family organization providing cultural, social, civic, and recreational activities that stimulate and expand the mind to enhance life.

(for celebrations in Connecticut)

Links, Inc.
1200 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20005,
tel. - 202-842-8686
fax - 202-842-4020

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Norwalk Branch
Rev. Lindsay E. Curtis - President
Norwalk Branch, NAACP
P. O. Box 1647
Norwalk, CT 06852
The NAACP works to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

The Urban League of Southwestern Connecticut, Inc. (ULSWC)
46 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-327-5810
An interracial, nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization covering the region contained between Greenwich, Bridgeport, and Danbury to address the barriers to employment and social ills of the urban centers of Southwestern Connecticut and neighboring communities and to meet the needs of the socially or economically disadvantaged people in the area.


The American Institute for Islamic & Arabic Studies
2490 Black Rock Turnpike #314
Fairfield, CT 06824
Dr. Abdel Kareem Adeeb
Meet every Sunday afternoon at The Social Hall
North Stamford Congregational Church
31 Cascade Road
Stamford, CT 06903

Asian and Asian-American

Asian Community Online Network 
ACON brings together Asian American and Pacific Islander non-profit organizations and concerned individuals to share news and information about the community. See the New York City Directory for regional information, lists of local organizations and links.

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)

A national, not-for-profit organization where professionals of varying Asian descent work together across the country to educate members through professional development, to raise Asian American awareness in corporate America and to ensure that Asian Americans are included in diversity programs.



Chinese Language School of Connecticut
The school teaches Chinese to students 3 and up, with emphasis on practical Chinese and Chinese culture.

Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)
Fairfield County Chapter
P.O.Box 16492
Stamford, CT 06905
Web site:

OCA-FC serves to promote education, literary, cultural and other activities for the betterment of the Chinese and Asian American communities in southern Connecticut. Affiliated with the national non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization of concerned Chinese and Asian Americans.

Japanese Society of Fairfield County
For information, call Nina Streiffeld at 226-6454
Dedicated to building mutual knowledge and understanding between Americans and Japanese who live or work in the tri-state area

ASHA for Education
An Action Group for Basic Education in India.
P.O. Box 10897
Stamford, CT 06904
Tel: 203-849-0469

Association of Indians in America
Stamford, Connecticut
Tel: 203-322-2983
AIA is a non-profit organization involved in many community, charitable and social events.

Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO)
P.O. Bo 1413
Stamford, CT-06904
Tel: 203-329-8010
Fax: 203-322-2233
A civic organization concerned with the larger interests of people of Indian origin

The Indus Entrepreneurs, is a not-for profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship

Namaskaar Foundation
27 Meredith Lane
Stamford, CT 06903
Phone: 203-322-9862
Web Address:
A non-profit organization that promotes and preserves traditional performing arts & cultures from all regions of India.


Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Court of Assumption
Westport, CT 06880
For additional information, call Jo Berardi at 203-227-6147 
The purposes of the organization are to participate in the religions, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas engage in creative and spiritual programs which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their God-given talents in meaningful ways that positively influence the welfare of the Church and all people throughout the world. Catholic Daughters of the Americas strive to embrace the principal of faith through love in the promotion of justice, equality the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.


National Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Centers
Triangle Community Center
16 River St.
Norwalk, CT 06850--3402
Mailing Address: PO Box 4062
East Norwalk, CT 06855-0062
Provides programs and services: discussion groups, resource room of books and periodicals, meeting space, community directory

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Support Group
at Triangle Community Center
16 River St. (entrance in back, off Mechanic St.)
Norwalk, CT
203-226-0257 or  for more information
First Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m.

OutSpoken (Support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth) at Triangle Community Center
16 River St. (entrance in back, off Mechanic St.)
Norwalk, CT
203 227-1755 or for more info
Every Sunday, 4-6 p.m.

Staples High School Gay/Straight Alliance
Meets every Thursday, 2:30 p.m., Room 400
203 341-1319


The German School of Connecticut
For the Weston campus, please call: 203-792-2795

The German School of Connecticut (GSC) comprises dedicated teachers, students and parents who meet every Saturday morning during the school year to teach and to learn German and to experience the manifold aspects of German culture and life.


Hindu Cultural Center of Connecticut Inc. (HCC)
96 Chapel St.
Stratford, CT 06614

The Hindu Cultural Center of Connecticut Inc. was established to meet the cultural and religious needs of Hindus living in Southern Connecticut. Its goals include organizing social, cultural and religious events celebrating the various Indian festivals and holidays, promoting the "Hindu way of life", and developing learning programs and discussion groups as well as community service projects.


The Wild Geese, Inc.
P.O.Box 3294
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 661-9616

The primary purpose of The Wild Geese is to enjoy and transmit the Irish experience by supporting programs that enable Americans of Irish descent and all friends of the Irish people to recognize and treasure the rich history and traditions of Ireland as well as her significant contributions to western civilization.


For information, call Relly Coleman at (203) 226-8739
The organization provides a forum for Israeli families and individuals to come together to preserve their Israeli culture.


Sons of Italy
3 Birchwood Lane
Westport, CT 06880
Community-based charitable organization; raises funds for local needs


American Jewish Committee
Connecticut chapter
Advancing democracy, pluralism and mutual understanding

Anti-Defamation League
Connecticut regional office
ADL works to “stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens."

Connecticut Region

Westport Chapter
Telephone: 203-254-8218 or 203-259-4751
The Women’s Zionist Organization in America

Jewish Family Services of Westport-Weston-Norwalk
431 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
Counseling and mental health services, college counseling, employment and job training, home companion program, support groups

UJA/Federation of Westport-Weston-Wilton-Norwalk
431 Post Road East
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Telephone: 203-226-8197
The central planning, fundraising, allocating, and community relations agency for the Jewish community.


ASPIRA of Connecticut, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting- the positive development of Puerto Rican/Latino and other minority youth through community -based programs that focus on academic achievement, cultural awareness, college preparation and leadership development. ASPIRA strongly believes in monitoring the sate of the Latino community through research, and bringing about solutions to its needs through advocacy.

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
ALPFA Hartford
Chapter President:
Carlota Grate

1000 Middle Street, MC4P
Middletown, CT 06457

Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education
950 Main St., Suite 1104
Hartford, CT 06103-1207

Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association
An affiliate of the Hispanic National Bar Association
P.O. Box 230869
Hartford, Connecticut 06123-0869

Hispanic Professional Network, Inc.
One Union Place, 3rd Fl.
Hartford, CT 06103

National Society of Hispanic MBAs
NSHMBA - Connecticut Chapter
P.O. Box 231712
Hartford, CT 06123-1712
Fostering Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development in order to improve society

Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County 
This organization sponsors an annual parade in Bridgeport celebrating Puerto Rican heritage.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Connecticut Chapter
SHPE-CT: Hartford Chapter
1028 West Boulevard, Suite 235
West Hartford, CT 06119 
Promoting education and careers in engineering, math and science to Hispanic youth and assisting its members in their professional development.


A Better Chance
ABC of Westport, Inc.
Contact: Steve Daniels, President
Westport’s A Better Chance program began in 2000 and is designed to support eight talented and motivated minority students from educationally disadvantaged areas in attending Staples High School.

International Institute of Connecticut
Main Office
670 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605-1704
Tel. 203-336-0141

Stamford Satellite
22 Grove Street
P.O.Box 1090
Stamford, CT 06904
Tel. 203-965-7190 
A community-based, non-sectarian, non-profit agency providing specialized social services for people of foreign background and their children on problems of immigration, naturalization and adjustment to American life using methods of social casework, group work, community organization and informal education.

International Society
For information, call 203-226-9876
Works to foster cross-cultural exchanges and discussion, with membership limited to current residents of Lower Fairfield County who were born abroad or have lived abroad for more than four years as adults

Minority Professional Network 
A “career, economic and lifestyle connection” for minority professionals.

National Conference for Community and Justice
Westport location
490 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT 06880

The National Conference for Community and Justice, founded in 1927 as The National Conference of Christians and Jews, is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America. NCCJ promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.

REACH Prep, Inc.
115 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
203-861-7031 phone

REACH (Responsibility, Excellence, Achievement, Character, Honor) Prep is a nonprofit organization committed to developing future leaders through education. REACH Prep operates a two-phased program in partnership with 19 highly competitive independent college preparatory schools in Westchester County, New York, and Fairfield County, Connecticut. An intensive fifteen-month academic enrichment program prepares middle school African-American and Latino students from lower and middle income families for admission and success in independent school. Having completed the fifteen-month preparatory program, REACH Prep Scholars enter independent schools in the fifth or sixth grade.

The Southwestern Area Commerce & Industry Association of Connecticut, Inc. (SACIA)
One Landmark Square, Suite 230
Stamford, CT 06901-2679
General Phone: 203-359-3220
Formed in 1970 by business leaders engaged in the effort to build more livable, workable communities.

UN Hospitality Committee (jUNe Day)
The Westport UN Hospitality Committee, an official town organization, provides a link of friendship and hospitality to United Nations staff members, delegates and their families.

Westport Sunrise Rotary Young Voices Fund, at the
Fairfield County Community Foundation
For donations – contact Sharon Reiss, Development Director at the Fairfield County Community Foundation, 203-834-9393
For program information, contact John Franklin, vice-president of the Sunrise Rotary 21st Century Foundation, 203-255-4477
The purpose of the Young Voices Fund is to promote greater understanding of and respect for differences among Fairfield County youth. The fund supports team-oriented projects that allow diverse Fairfield County youth, ages 6-18, to meet and work together.

Native American

The Algonquian Confederacy of the Quinnipiac Tribal Council, Inc.

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

Native Web
Resources for indigenous peoples around the world.

Nipmuc Indian Association of Connecticut
Box 411
Thompson, CT 06277-0411



Scandinavian Club
1351 South Pine Creek Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-6351
A social, cultural and educational center for Scandinavian tradition in Southern Connecticut.


Kilts and Ghillies Scottish Dancers
Comstock Community Center
School Road (off Route 7)
Wilton, CT


Ukrainian-American Club
279 Kings Drive
Southport, CT 06890-1210