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When we walk with Marcus, we run for change

Be the Change with US -- Attend US Day in Mill River Park

Support youth empowerment and mentoring in Stamford

Kids in our communities live in an increasingly complex and stressful world. Marcus for Change helps inspire kids to reach for success. We strive to meet their diverse needs in confronting economic, social, emotional, and academic barriers to happy lives.


Celebrate the positive impact of collaboration

Businesses, community groups, and local government will host information tables and learning activities. Our planned events will raise awareness about the need for collaboration - across cultures, among local organizations, and between our neighboring communities.
SEPTEMBER
20

Celebrate US Day
Mill River Park, Stamford


Sign Up to Walk or Run

Register here. The scenic 5K route begins in Mill River Park, moves north to Scalzi Park, and then finishes back in Mill River Park.


Volunteer 

We need at least 60 volunteers to make this day a success. Register to volunteer today!


Sponsor or Donate

Download our Sponsor Package here to learn about our various sponsorship levels. Our major expenses include t-shirts, staging, equipment rentals, event signage, and police staffing.

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Support Our Other Initiatives

The Mill River Park Collaborative

MarcUS for Change is one of many non-profits and organizations helping to fund a literacy center and programs for science, technology, engineering and math ("STEM" programs) in Mill River Park.  


Vertical Garden for the Boys & Girls Club 

MFC is collaborating with KidsHelpingKids.org to fund a vertical garden for the Boys & Girls Club in Stamford.

MarcUS for Change 5K Walk & Run -- US Day

New Venue: Mill River Park

The third annual 5K will be bigger and better than ever. With your help, we move one step closer to accomplishing our mission at MarcUS for Change. Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family:
  • MarcUS for Change 5K Walk & Run
  • Live entertainment, food trucks
  • Games, such as Passport to Success
  • Community information tents
  • Face painting and multicultural parade
  • Athletics

The Mission of MarcUS for Change

We strive to improve the academic, social, and mental wellbeing of at-risk Stamford youth. We use a three-pronged approach: 
  • Build awareness for kids' complex needs
  • Fund youth mentoring programs
  • Initiate collaborative projects that targets cross-cultural, diverse organizations...Learn more here.

Honoring Marcus Dixon McInerney 

The spirit of our work celebrates the memory of one very special Stamford youth, Marcus Dixon McInerney. After his tragic death, we celebrate Marcus's life in the potential for happiness and success when communities work together to support our youth.
 


Our Summer Programs

RF Boxing Summer Camp for Kids

MFC is sponsoring RF Boxing Summer Camp for ages eight through eighteen from July 6th to August 28th. Campers will learn boxing and fitness fundamentals. Additional lessons will be given by champion boxers, wellness coaches, and business professionals.

The camp will expose youth to a wide array of potential career paths. Discussions will also address bullying, goal-setting, peer pressure, healthy choices, good citizenship, and leadership.


Mayor's Youth Summer Employment Program

MFC celebrates its third summer of funding a work program for junior and senior high school students. Selected from diverse backgrounds, participants undergo summer training sessions focused on leadership, team skills, work ethics, customer service, time management, and personal finances.
 

Join US at the Starting Line!

MarcUS for Change 5K -- September 20th in Mill River Park

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