About ROSCCO

ROSCCO Informational Video


MISSION:

To address the need for safe, structured and quality programs for families and their children.

VISION:

To work in collaboration and partnerships with the Stamford Public Schools and community agencies to provide school-based direct service, recreational, educational, enrichment and cultural activities for families of the City of Stamford.

GOVERNING BODY:

ROSCCO is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of parents, educators, and community representatives.

HISTORY:

Incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1975, ROSCCO, the Rogers School Community Center Organization was founded as a community organization to provide programs for the Rogers neighborhood and Cove-East side area of Stamford. Its founders were community residents, parents, administrators and teachers of Rogers School. Their efforts were supported by the City of Stamford, which granted ROSCCO Community Development Funds, and the Stamford Board of Education, which offered in-kind services.

While maintaining its commitment to the International School at Rogers Magnet and working in partnership with the Stamford Public Schools and many community agencies, ROSCCO has evolved into a city-wide network with program sites in eleven of Stamford's elementary and two middle school buildings. ROSCCO is a recognized leader in the After School and Family Support Fields. In 2005, in order to better reflect the city-wide scope of the organization and the services offered through ROSCCO, the Board of Directors changed the organization name to:

ROSCCO Stamford School Community Organization Inc.


The ROSCCO Registration office is located in the Hart Magnet School at 61 Adams Ave. and the administrative offices are located in the Scofield Magnet Middle School at 641 Scofieldtown Rd.

ROSCCO, Stamford Schools Community Organization is the lead community based organization responsible for the administration and implementation of the following:

School Age Care Programs

  • ROSCCO School Age, School Based Child Care Programs
  • ROSCCO School Vacation Program
  • ROSCCO Summer Program
  • ROSCCO After School Extended Day Programs at the Academy of Information Technology, Julia A. Stark, The International School at Rogers Magnet, Scofield Magnet Middle and Westover Magnet Schools.


Student Support Programs

  • ROSCCO, Positive Youth Development / Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program at Cloonan Middle School
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers at Hart Magnet Elementary and Dolan Middle Schools


Family Support Programs

  • The Family Resource Center at the International School at Rogers Magnet.
  • The Family Resource Center at the Westover Magnet School.
ROSCCO seeks and welcomes corporate, foundation and private contributions. ROSCCO receives grant funds from the Connecticut Departments of Education and Social Services and the Stamford Public Schools.

ROSCCO is a member of:

  • NAA National After School Association
  • CSACA Connecticut's After School Professional Organization
  • CT Family Resource Center Alliance
  • National Community Education Association
  • CT Association of Human Services

ROSCCO, working in partnership with many community agencies, has received recognition from:

  • The Yale Bush Center of Child Development for the implementation of the Family Resource Center Program at the International School at Rogers Magnet. The school has been selected as a national demonstration site for Schools of the 21st Century for the 1996-1998 and 1999-2001, 2001-2003 school years.

  • The National Center for Community Education selected the ROSCCO/Rogers Magnet School Partnership as an exemplary Community School for the 1996-1998, 1998-2000 school years.

  • The Rogers School Community Center Organization Inc. was featured in "Altered Destinies" A National Study of School Based Community Programs.

  • The ROSCCO Programs have been featured in a number of video documentaries.

  • ROSCCO serves over 1,500 families providing activities which bring together people of diverse ethnic, racial, and social-economic backgrounds in a manner that offers participants a sense of accomplishments and pride in their heritage.

    Christina Ramoglou MA, Executive Director, For further information you may call, (203) 609-9027 or fax us at (203) 609-9083