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Customer Profile: Neighbors Link Stamford

“[First County Bank] is so much more than just our bank.” ~ Catalina Horak, executive director of Neighbors Link Stamford

Neighbors Link Stamford is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive resource center for recent immigrants in the Stamford, Connecticut area. The mission of Neighbors Link Stamford is to strengthen the whole community by actively enhancing the healthy integration of immigrants. Affiliated with Neighbors Link in Mount Kisco, NY, Neighbors Link Stamford offers a number of programs to help new immigrants successfully integrate into their community including English as a Second Language, Job Skills Training, Computer Skills Training and Leadership Training.

As a new non-profit opening a resource center
for recent immigrants to the area, Neighbors Link Stamford needed support from the community. They needed volunteers and grant money, but also a bank to set up their 501c3. When they turned to First County Bank – they found all three.

“I think the thing I like best about First County Bank is their holistic approach, I’m not sure how else to explain it. They were very helpful in setting up the bank account to hold our 501(c)(3) funds, but they are so much more than just our bank,” said Catalina Horak, executive director of the organization. “The First County Bank Foundation awarded us a grant to help us achieve our goals, and each year since we opened their executives have spent their community service day with us building planting beds and planting vegetables. They truly understand and actively support our social mission. There’s nothing more valuable than that.”

The Foundation awarded $5,000 to Neighbors Link Stamford, which helped to expand high impact strategies for successful integration of immigrant families.

We, the employees of First County Bank, don’t just work in Fairfield County, we live here too. That means this is our community, and we’re invested in making it a better place for everyone.

To find out how First County Bank can help you or to learn about other services we offer, please visit any of our branches or call a Relationship Manager at 203-462-4481.

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