CCGB News Articles

Theresa Lazarus calls the food pantry at the South End Community Center in Stratford, a “lifesaver."

“If it wasn’t for them, I don’t know what I would do,” said Theresa, a 55-year-old, single mother of 2, who is also a diabetic.

Theresa explained that she has been going to the food pantry for close to 4 years. “It is within...

CCGB is looking for a Caseworker for Proyecto Nueva Vida...

Proyecto Nueva Vida is a DMHAS Initiative that is run by the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, in collaboration with other community agencies (Optimus Health Care and CASA Hostos, Inc.).

It is a community program that helps Latino men and women with a history of...

The Connecticut Food Bank, Food Corps, and the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport have joined forces with Barnum and Waltersville schools to bring a mobile food pantry to the schools' parking lot for 4 days this summer.

In a neighborhood that lacks access to healthy food, the delivery of healthy items will be a much-needed...

"Fact to Act: Data Driven Decision Making" will be the topic of a community forum, Monday, June 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Bridgeport.

Rev. Cass L. Shaw, President & CEO of the Council of Churches, is the Tri-Chair of Bridgeport Prospers, the sponsor of the event, with backbone support provided by the United Way...

Cass Shaw, President & CEO of the Council of Churches, and the Tri-Chair, Bridgeport Prospers, was honored by the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County during its 2017 Live United Celebration.

Cass and CCGB were honored for helping to transform communities through direct service, bridge building and advocacy. She received the:...

Tyler Longolucco, 21, is a student at Sacred Heart University. He is personable, friendly, talented, athletic and smart...and for the past year he has been bringing those qualities with him to Curiale Elementary School in Bridgeport, where he is a mentor to students in grades 6-8.

"It has been a very rewarding experience," said Tyler,...

The Janus Center for Youth in Crisis is hosting a Summer Enrichment Program from July 5 to August 4, with a grant from the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation.

The Program will take place 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at various sites in Bridgeport. Free lunch and transportation will be provided by the...

Close to 60 pastors, delegates, staff & board members attended the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport's 72 Annual Meeting, Thursday, May 11 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Park Avenue.

The evening began with a light supper by Chef Raquel Rivera-Pablo of a Pinch of Salt, LLC, using only ingredients found in our...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, to the close to 200 people who packed the Downtown Cabaret Theatre for Spring Fling 2017.. Guests were treated to a presentation of the Broadway Hit, "In The Heights." In addition, we honored 2 of our congregations, United Congregational Church, and the Bridgeport Islamic Community Center. The opening reception...

St. V. Padilla is a 35-year-old resident of Bridgeport, and one of the recent graduates of CREATE, a free, 12-week culinary course, developed in partnership with Chef Raquel Rivera-Pablo of A Pinch of Salt, LLC.

Padilla left a 13-year job as a school teacher to pursue his dream.

"Cooking was a passion of mine. With my wife...

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