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

Oct 29
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 9th Annual Stump the Schwab had to answer this question along with many other challenging sports trivia questions asked by former ESPN’s trivia master, Howie Schwab.

Nov 6
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, Brian Cashman, and Bishop Frank Caggiano.

May 30
Crawl for a Cause Pub Crawl

Come on out on Thursday, May 30th from 5:00-10:00pm to support the Cardinal Shehan. Crawl for a Cause will take place at five local establishments in the Black Rock area of town. Enjoy drinks and good company at Hub & Spoke, Tautog Tavern, Fire Engine Pizza Co., Matty's Corner and Brennan's Shebeen. 

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