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View notices and items of interest effecting your neighborhood, the latest activities serving residents in and around South Norwalk. Click on links to download flyers and email representatives for additional information.


CNI South Norwalk Bulletins

Connecticut Food Bank imageDrive Thru Food Distribution
Distribución De Alimentos

Every Wednesday, Beginning January 13
Distribution 9:00 Am - 12 Noon,
Please Do Not Arrive Before 8:00 Am

Desde Su Automóvil Cada Miércoles, Comenzando El 13 De Enero
Distribución 9:00 Am - 12 Mediodía,
Por Favor No Llegue Antes De Las 8:00 Am

To ensure the health & safety of volunteers and community members, we must adhere to the COVID-19 CDC guidelines. Please remain in your car and open the trunk when it's your turn in line.

Para garantizar la salud y seguridad de los voluntarios y miembros de la comunidad, debemos seguir las guías del COVID-19 del CDC. Por favor, permanezca en su carro y abra el maletero cuando sea su turno en la línea.

Food Is Distributed While Supplies Last
~ Limited Walk-Ups Welcome

Los Alimentos Se Distribuyen Mientras Duren los Víveres
~ Caminando Cupo Limitado, Bienvenido

If you're unable to get food, please visit any of the pantries:
Si no puede obtener alimentos, por favor visite cualquiera de las despensas:
Visit the website: Access

PDF icon Download the flyer: Connecticut Food Bank Distribution

Stamford Public Schools imageStamford Adult and Continuing Education

Spring 2021: January Registration Dates
(Norwalk Registration Locations)

  ~ ESL-English AS A Second Language
  ~ ESL-Family Literacy
  ~ Citizenship
  ~ High School Credit Diploma Program
  ~ National External Diploma Program (NEDP)

Stamford Adult & Continuing Education
Old Town Hall, 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Call: (203) 977-4209 - Website:

PDF icon Download the flyer for information about:
new student registration, dates, phone numbers and locations

Norwalk Public Schools logoFREE School Meals for All Children

Free meals for all children are available for pick up at locations around the city through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Reminder: each child may take a maximum of one breakfast and one lunch for each school day and weekend day. Duplicate meals cannot be received by visiting multiple sites. Meals can be accessed in either the cafeteria or the remote learning pickup site, but not both locations on the same day. Children may receive a maximum of 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches per week.
( Visit the City of Norwalk Public Schools website )

PDF icon Click here for a PDF English version of the Free Meals for Children flyer
PDF icon Haga clic aquí para obtener una versión en PDF del folleto de Alimentos Gratuitos para los Niños

WHO: All Norwalk children, ages 2-18
• Children do not have to attend Norwalk Public Schools to receive meals.
• All children enrolled in Norwalk Public Schools are eligible for free meals
  whether they are in person or distance learning.
• No paperwork or proof of immigration status is needed.

WHAT: "Grab & Go" breakfast and lunch
Meals are distributed by foodservice staff trained in health and safety procedures.

WHEN: Monday through Friday, 12 noon - 2 pm
3 locations open 3:30 - 5:30 pm

HOW: Students or families can drive through or walk up
Families can pick up at one location for all children.

Questions? Call NPS Foodservice
English Assistance: 203-899-2990
Asistencia española: 203-939-0656

Location Times
Ben Franklin Community Center
165 Flax Hill Rd
12 noon to 2 pm
Brien McMahon High School
300 Highland Avenue
11:30 to 1:30 pm
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Central Kitchen
352 Main Ave
12 noon to 2 pm
3:30 to 5:30pm
Colonial Village
27 Suncrest Rd
12 noon to 2 pm
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Columbus Magnet School
46 Concord St
12 noon to 2 pm
East Norwalk Library
51 Van Zant St
12 noon to 2 pm
Monterey Village (Learning Center)
133 Monterey Place
12 noon to 2 pm
Nathan Hale Middle School
176 Strawberry Hill Avenue
12 noon to 2 pm
St. Philip Church
1 Father Conlon Place
12 noon to 2 pm
Revised 12/14/2020

PDF icon Download the PDF: Free School Meals
PDF icon Haga clic aquí para ver PDF: Comidas Escolares Gratis


Norwalk Public Schools image Kindergarten Registration

Register Your Child for Kindergarten Today!

Norwalk Public Schools Kindergarten Registration is online!
Log on to for a complete checklist of documents needed to get started.

Need help? Call 203.854.4093

¡Registre su hijo para el Kinder hoy!

¡La registración para Kinder de Escuelas Públicas de Norwalk es en linea!
Visite la página web para obtener una lista completa de los documentos que necesitara para comenzar.

¿Necesita ayuda? Llame 203.854.4093

Download the PDF: PDF icon Kindergarten Registration

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COVID-19 Bulletins

City of Norwalk logo Register NOW for your COVID Vaccine

Norwalk Seniors Ages 65 and up are now eligible and qualify for Phase 1b COVID-19 vaccine.

The City of Norwalk has partnered with the Senior Services Coordinating Council and the Norwalk Senior Center to launch phone assistance lines for Norwalk seniors seeking information regarding COVID-19 Vaccines.

For COVID-19 Vaccine appointments in Norwalk, seniors may call:
   • Senior Services Coordinating Council: 203-434-1876, or
   • Norwalk Senior Center: 203-847-3115 (English), or 203-299-1500 (Spanish)

PDF icon Download the flyer for more information: English or Español or Kreyòl

Image for vaccine appointment


  • Registration Online
    To register and make an appointment, fill out the State of CT online form: Click here for the VAMS online form
  • Registration by Phone
    People 65+ who do not have the ability to schedule an appointment online can use the CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224

CT Department of Public Health logoVAMS is a CDC federal registration system and will show available appointments. Eligible Norwalk residents may sign up for any open slot in Connecticut. The Norwalk Health Department, Norwalk Hospital, and community health care providers are distributing vaccines. As vaccine becomes available, additional appointment slots will be made available.

Web link icon For more details on COVID-19 vaccines, including a step-by-step guide to use VAMS, visit our new COVID-19 Norwalk Resources Hub. logo The COVID Alert CT App

Download the COVID Alert CT app, which notifies you if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

  • COVID Alert CT is a voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app.
  • The free mobile app - available to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or attends college in Connecticut
  • COVID Alert CT is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Mandarin, Haitian-Creole (Android only), Bengali (Android only), and Arabic.

Web link icon Visit the website for more information

City of Norwalk logo Free Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available daily
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Veterans Park in Norwalk.

  • Cars should enter through the west entrance, near the Stroffolino Bridge, and proceed through the park.
  • Due to high demand, testing lines may be closed earlier and there may be significant wait times.
  • No symptoms, appointment, insurance, or doctor's note are needed to be tested.

Web link icon Visit the website for more information on COVID-19 testing

Norwalk Housing Authority logo Community Resource Reference Sheet
COVID-19 Assistance

The document presented here is list of useful resources and references for NHA staff and residents, as well as the Norwalk-centric community at large, to assist navigating the current pandemic. Please recognize that this is a work-in-progress; resources will come, go, and change. Return to this page for future updates.

Links and contact information included in the resource document:

  • Norwalk Housing Authority and General Information
  • Income Support/Stimulus Payments/Unemployment Benefits/MoneyManagement
  • Meals, Food Pantries, Food Stamps, Nutrition Programs
  • Financial Support/Assistance/Child Care
  • Health and Wellness
  • Training and Education

PDF icon Click here to download and print the latest Community Resource Sheet

CNI South Norwalk logo
Please visit CNI Bulletins often for updates regarding
additional community services as they become available.

Alliance For Community Empowerment logoNeed Help From Effects of The Pandemic?

Has the Covid Pandemic affected your income making it difficult to pay for housing, mortgage, food, transportation, utilities or other necessities?

If so, call the Alliance For Community Empowerment in Norwalk: (203) 838-8110

Documentation of hardship and proof of income required. Subject to program eligibility guidelines. Undocumented welcome to apply.

PDF icon Download the flyer: Alliance Covid Relief

Norwalk Housing Authority logoWorried about Feeding Your Family During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

These Norwalk organizations offer pantry and/or meal services. Please call ahead to confirm details, as circumstances are changing quickly.

For food, meals and food pantries visit the city of Norwalk website and the health department, available in both English and Spanish.

Web link icon Visit the City of Norwalk website document center:

Person-to-Person logoPerson to Person has special COVID food assistance and emergency financial assistance; and is looking for donations. Resources are available for low-income residents affected by COVID-19.

Web link iconVisit the City of Norwalk website document center:

Norwalk Public Schools is no longer making school bus deliveries for meals. And Bridgeport Rescue Mission has had to stop serving take-home meals at our public housing communities.

CNI South Norwalk logo
Please visit CNI Bulletins often for updates regarding
additional community services as they become available.

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Partners Exchange Bulletins

Get Your Refund logoConnecticut Free Tax Prep

You Earned It. So Keep It. Don’t Pay to File Your Taxes.

If your household earned $57,000 or less in 2020, you may be eligible for a free inperson filing with an IRS certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) preparer.

For more information visit:,
or Call 2-1-1

PDF icon Download the flyer for more information: Free Tax Prep flyer

Alliance For Community Empowerment logoSelf-Sufficiency Supportive Services

SSSS connects people with an array of services to promote self-sufficiency. Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Long Term Case Management
  • DSS Applications
  • Clothing and Food Referrals
  • 211 Infoline
  • Emergency Rental/ Utility Assistance
  • Child Care Referrals
  • G.E.D Classes
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Community Resource Referrals

149 Water Street, 2nd Floor, Norwalk CT
Phone: (203) 838-8110
Fax: (203) 838-8198


PDF icon Download the flyer for more information: Self-Sufficiency flyer

CT United Way logoALICE® Saves

ALICE® Saves helps families and individuals in Connecticut develop healthy financial habits and offers members opportunities to earn rewards for savings and to get help solving their financial concerns.

Free Financial Guidance
Connecticut residents who need help dealing with creditors, finding resources or managing their money have access to Trust Plus, a free virtual or telephone financial coaching program.

Web link icon Click here to learn about FREE financial guidance

COVID-19 Resources and Information
ALICE Saves and United Way's 2-1-1 Connecticut are here to help stay connected to coronavirus-related information. View the handy guide to information, government programs and other services to help you make it through these difficult times.

Web link icon Click here to learn more about COVID-19 resources and information

Join ALICE® Saves
Join ALICE® Saves and you'll be enrolled in SaverLife which helps you learn how to save money. Plus, you'll have access to TrustPlus - a FREE online financial coaching program which helps you get on a path to financial security.

Web link icon Click Here to learn more about ALICE® Saves

Alliance For Community Empowerment logoNeed Help Paying Your Winter Heating Bills?

The ALLIANCE Energy program provides help to eligible households who reside in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, Norwalk and Westport with assistance in paying their winter heating bills. One application covers all programs. There are several programs for which you may be eligible.


149 Water Street, 2nd Floor, Norwalk CT

PDF icon Download the flyer for the list of required documentation:
Alliance Energy Flyer

Alliance For Community Empowerment logoNo Te Quedes Fuera El Frio!

El Programa de energia ayuda a los hogares elegible que residen en Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, Norwalk y Westport con asistencia para pagar sus f acturas de calefaccion del invierno. Una aplicacion cub re todo los programa. Hay varios programas para los cuales usted puede ser elegible


149 Water Street, 2nd Floor, Norwalk CT

PDF icon Descargue el folleto para obtener la lista de documentación requerida:
Alliance Energy Folleto

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

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.

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CNI Items of Interest

Soundview Landing room viewSoundview Landing

Phase Two Expansion
- E Brochure

SONO Living - Thoughtfully designed one & two bedroom apartment homes in the heart of downtown South Norwalk.

20 Day Street, Norwalk CT 06854 • 203.714.8060

PDF icon Download full brochure: Soundview Landing e-brochure (14MB)
PDF icon Download 1-page brochure: Soundview Landing - Home Starts Here (1.2MB)

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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