Enriching lives through learning


is a non-profit organization located in Bridgeport, CT. Our mission is to enrich lives through learning. We offer a variety of programs and activities that address the educational, recreational, cultural, and social needs of moderate and low-income families and young people.

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Upcoming Events

Nov 13
Celebrity Breakfast

The Celebrity Breakfast is held in the fall and brings nationally known speakers to Bridgeport for a fundraising breakfast that benefits the various programs offered at the Center. Local business leaders, educators, and politicians serve as "Celebrity Waiters" and purchase a table of ten for their friends and/or colleagues. The waiters serve breakfast to their guests and each guest leaves a "tip" that is a donation to the Cardinal Shehan Center. Past Celebrity speakers include Herm Edwards, Mike Lupica, Gail Goodrich, Frank Gifford, Jack Welch, Jim Nantz, Rod Thorn, Tiki Barber, Dan Hicks, and Brian Cashman.

Nov 17
Stump the Schwab

Including the 1976 Olympic Games, can you name the last 18 US boxers to win gold medals? Contestants in the Shehan Center’s 4th Annual Stump the Schwab held at Marisa's Ristorante had to answer this question along with many other challenging sports trivia questions asked by former ESPN’s trivia master, Howie Schwab.

Feb 24
The Great Shehan Trivia Contest

The Spelling Bee is a great opportunity for employers to treat their employees to an evening of dinner and fun while helping to raise funds for our various programs.

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