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Our Community

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Stamford comprises approximately 45 distinct neighborhoods and villages, and two historic districts, [24]  including Cove, East Side, Downtown, North Stamford, Glenbrook, West Side, Turn of River, Waterside, Springdale, Belltown, Ridgeway, Newfield, South End, Westover,  Shippan , Roxbury, and Palmers Hill.

In 2020, the racial makeup of the city was 49.3% non-Hispanic white, 14.1% Black or African American, 0.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 8.6% Asian American, 3.2% from two or more races, and 27.2% Hispanic or Latino (of any race). [30]  2020 American Community Survey estimates show that of the

Hispanic or Latin American population, Guatemalans form the largest group (6.75% of the city population), followed by Puerto Ricans (3.77%), Colombians (2.87%), Ecuadorians (2.42%), and Mexicans (2.38%). [31]  In 2018, 5.9% of the city was West Indian. [32]  The median age was 37.2 in 2018, lower than the national average of 37.9.  Source:,_Connecticut

Our Mission

Preventing and reducing youth substance misuse through positive youth and community development.


Our Members

Presently, Stamford Prevention Council has over 65 members representing 20+ number of agencies.


Our Approach

  • We are a data driven and action-oriented councilWe use the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to guide our work.We attend bimonthly meetings to help coordinate of our work.

  • We form time limited work groups to conduct our work. Examples:

    • Youth survey work group. Coordinates implementation of biannual youth survey. Plans dissemination of results

    • Legislative Forum work group. Plans and hosts legislative forum to support local efforts addressing youth substance use. 

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Our Meetings

The coalition typically meets in a hybrid format bimonthly the 4 th Friday of the month.

2023-2024 Meetings : 

  • Sept 29 th 12-1:30 pm - Hybrid

  • November 17 th 12-1:30 pm - Hybrid

  • Feb 2 nd 12-1:30 pm - hybrid

  • March 22 nd 12-1:30 pm – hybrid

  • May 31 st   12-1:30 pm (in person) @ Government center

If you are interested in a joining a meeting, please click contact Ingrid Gillespie.

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