• YEE-HAW! Domus Gala was a smash!

    rodeo logo screenshotWe had rootin', tootin' good time on May 9th, raising over $500,000 for vulnerable children! Big fun was had: Visit the gala page for details...photos coming soon!

  • THANK YOU!!!

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    We're happy to tell you that, with your support, Domus won one of the top prizes: $10,000 for 2nd place in Most Dollars Raised during Fairfield County's Giving Day, a 24-hour philanthropy contest with fabulous prizes! On March 5th, in just 24 hours, we raised over $28,000--when you count the $10,000 prize money plus the $10,000 matching grant from the anonymous donor, that's nearly $50,000 in a single day! Domus Executive Director Mike Duggan was going to kiss a cow if we won the top prize, so both man and cow are a little relieved (though some of us are kinda disappointed). THANK YOU for your amazing generosity and energy--we had so much fun, and your gifts will make a tremendous difference in the lives of hundreds of vulnerable children.

  • Hands-On Learning at Chester Addison Cmty Center
    snake dissection and drum making

     

     

    Lots of great hands-on, engaging learning happening at our Chester Addison Community Center: Reptile club students can be seen here observing (and later on, participating in) a snake dissection to learn about the mechanics of our slithery pals, and a young lady makes a handmade drum with her own special sound. Thanks to our dedicated partners and staff members for bringing such interesting learning to our youth!

Our Results

graduation croppedUnderstanding what works and what needs to be changed enables us to be better teachers, family advocates, and outreach workers. Across the organization, we’re committed to measuring change, setting goals, and telling our stories in ways which show you what results we’ve accomplished with your investments.
 
 
  • In 2013, 100% of Stamford Academy graduates were accepted into post-secondary institutions, up from 93% in 2012 and 50% in 2010.
  • The number of Trailblazers Academy 8th graders proficient in science on the CMT increased by 57%, while the number of 7th graders proficient in reading increased by 80%.
  • Our Trafigura Work & Learn youth employment program sold their greenhouse produce at local farmers markets and to restaurants such as The Whelk, Le Farm, and Columbus Park Trattoria.