Albanian Youth Center is proud to host the Annual Celebration of Albanian Independence Day in Stamford, CT. We applaud the work of the Albanian-American community in Stamford for organizing a series of activities to commemorate the 105th Anniversary of Albanian Independence and to celebrate the good relations between Albania and the United States of America. The Albanian-American community is proud of its ties to the City of Stamford and greater Connecticut. Here, Albanians have founded community organizations, local businesses and branches of national institutions, and have contributed to the enrichment of churches, mosques and other political and cultural organizations throughout the area. Our community in Stamford and other parts of lower Fairfield County has grown tremendously and continues to grow every year. Today, approximately 25,000 Albanian-Americans live and work in Connecticut. We are an integral part of the social and political life in our communities throughout Connecticut and play an active role in the business community, in education and in the political process.