Our story 2017-10-12T12:00:23+00:00

THE IDEA OF THE FOUDATION
WAS ESTABLISHED TO PREPARE US TO THE FUTURE.

OUR STORY

In 1972, when don Gino Rigoldi entered the juvenile prison in Milan, it was clear to him that he couldn’t actually help these young boys and girls on his own.
He decided immediately to put together a group of volunteers to realise support and promotion project for the youth inside and outside the juvenile prison.

Cooperation and alliance have been, from that moment on, the working method of don Gino and of all the people who have worked with him in these years, giving rise to the associations Comunità Nuova and BIR.

The next and steady awareness-raising of the civil society, agencies and institutions for the girls and boys in risk of marginalization was essential to get together resources and competences that have been dedicated to the young generations in the last 40 years.

The Foundation has collected all these experiences to keep on spreading, with the help of Don Gino Rigoldi, the culture of solidarity and to keep on supporting projects and services that are useful for the needs of young people who doesn’t have the same tools and the same starting conditions of their luckier peers.

With the same conviction, they have in that moment, a group of friends and associations gave rise to the Foundation, introduced in Milan on the 25th may 2015 with the Minister of the Infrastructure Graziano Delrio.

Together with Don Gino Rigoldi, the founders are the associations “Comunità Nuova” and “BIR”, Roberto Bacci, Gianfranco De Martini, Mariella Enoc, Marco Morelli, Cesare Ponti, Pierfilippo Pozzi e Walter Saettone who are part of the board of directors. Pierfilippo Pozzi is the General Secretary.

The idea of the Foundation was established to prepare us to the future: its most important capital to put to interest is the asset of ideas and experiences that in these decades we have realised with associations, institutions and Milanese citizens. Through the Foundation we want to stimulate and support as much projects as possible dedicated to the growth and training of the young people, mostly the one who, for social or economic reasons, have few possibilities to plan their future. We will try to walk with them in a part of their journey.
(Don Gino Rigoldi)

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Comunità Nuova Onlus
Comunità Nuova Onlus
There are children who can’t stay in their birth families. Institutions entrust them to other families, welcoming and in small community. CN takes care of them both directly and supports families whose desire is to welcome these children, encouraging the culture of relationships as a basic educational instrument.

To discover more about CN’s activities and projects visit the website: www.cominutanuova.it

Spaces and resources, creativity and competences, play, school, work, awareness of rights and duties: every young person should have access to this resources and ability to test himself and get to know which kind of future he can imagine today for himself and so plan what to do tomorrow. We put in the centre of our projects the young people who lives in the suburbs of the society. We take care of this in different ways: game, music, sport, cinema, theatre, training and knowledge. We meet them in different circumstances: the courtyard, the neighbourhood, the school, the real and virtual community. We meet them and we make them meet each other to create positive relationships and to support them in their growth process.

To discover more about CN’s activities and projects visit the website: www.cominutanuova.it

 

CN’s services and projects try to answer to the different needs that arise across and inside the world of the consumption of substances: the prevention in schools and in meeting places through information with the purpose of increase responsibility and awareness; welcome to the needs of the one who, in marginalisation conditions, are exposed to the risks of the consumption of substances; actions in late night places through information points and distribution of material for the harm reduction; treatment in diurnal community and centres for the once who decide to take a path of changing coming back with their own resources.

To discover more about CN’s activities and projects visit the website: www.comunitanuova.it

We support the material and civil growth of who is in the margin of our society. There are people who are in such condition that they can’t start again planning a satisfying life: the lack of salary and so the problem of doing the shopping and paying the rent; the release from prison, out of which boys, girls and adults often don’t find anybody who can support them in their try to restart a different life; the arrival in a foreign country, which means of a big part of them fighting for basic rights guaranteed to every citizen. CN works hard to support the material and civil growth of who is in a needed situation through projects for the development and for the protection of their dignity.

To discover more about CN’s activities and projects visit the website: www.comunitanuova.it

BIR onlus association
BIR onlus association

Protection of the rights of children in Romania, Moldova and Italy, with an especial attention to minors who lives in fragility conditions due to the abandon and the social marginalisation. BIR supports projects which are focused on the prevention of abandonment and the social-educative accompaniment of minors and young people in difficulty.

To discover more about BIR’s activities and projects visit the website: www.bironlus.eu

The promotion of the civic participation and the active citizenship, with proposals of training and mobilisation for young and adults. Going through national borders, BIR works together with people, organizations and institutions, at local and international level, building path of changing inspired by ideas of participation and sensibility.

To discover more about BIR’s activities and projects visit the website: www.bironlus.eu

Comunità Nuova Social Cooperative
Comunità Nuova Social Cooperative

Founded in 2012 in Villa Paradiso, the therapeutic community of the association Comunità Nuova for people with problems of addiction, as a cake lab, thanks to the valuable contribution of the maitre a sucrer Maurizio Santin, who has personally overseen the training for the young boys of Villa Paradiso.

In the laboratory, the act of cooking is the “treatment” for the rehab for young people with problems of addiction and a place where they can discover their talents. Here they learn how to expose themselves using creativity to leave behind the rigidity of the addiction and to start taking care of themselves and of the others.

In addition to the sweet production in the laboratory, I Dolci del Pardiso gives a catering services and an organization of private and business events.

At the CN l’HUB, the new main office of Comunità Nuova, BIR and the Don Gino Rigoldi Foundation in the south-west part of Milan, it’s also available for clients the EVENT SPACE, a modern location, perfect to host any kind of event.

It’s the first social press point in Italy. It’s located in Milan, in Cordusio square, 4. The project represents a real chance for a social rescue for people in needs, through a path breaking work experience.

At the press point it’s forbidden to sell any kind of things that push to gambling as scratch card or lottery tickets, in accordance with Comunità Nuova Cooperativa Sociale values.

There are children who can’t stay in their birth families. Institutions entrust them to other families, welcoming and in small community. CN takes care of them both directly and supports families whose desire is to welcome these children, encouraging the culture of relationships as a basic educational instrument.

To discover more about CN’s activities and projects visit the website: www.comunitanuova.it

Protection of the rights of children in Romania, Moldova and Italy, with an especial attention to minors who lives in fragility conditions due to the abandon and the social marginalisation. BIR supports projects which are focused on the prevention of abandonment and the social-educative accompaniment of minors and young people in difficulty.

To discover more about BIR’s activities and projects visit the website: www.bironlus.eu

Founded in 2012 in Villa Paradiso, the therapeutic community of the association Comunità Nuova for people with problems of addiction, as a cake lab, thanks to the valuable contribution of the maitre a sucrer Maurizio Santin, who has personally overseen the training for the young boys of Villa Paradiso.

In the laboratory, the act of cooking is the “treatment” for the rehab for young people with problems of addiction and a place where they can discover their talents. Here they learn how to expose themselves using creativity to leave behind the rigidity of the addiction and to start taking care of themselves and of the others.

In addition to the sweet production in the laboratory, I Dolci del Pardiso gives a catering services and an organization of private and business events.

At the CN l’HUB, the new main office of Comunità Nuova, BIR and the Don Gino Rigoldi Foundation in the south-west part of Milan, it’s also available for clients the EVENT SPACE, a modern location, perfect to host any kind of event.

Spaces and resources, creativity and competences, play, school, work, awareness of rights and duties: every young person should have access to this resources and ability to test himself and get to know which kind of future he can imagine today for himself and so plan what to do tomorrow. We put in the centre of our projects the young people who lives in the suburbs of the society. We take care of this in different ways: game, music, sport, cinema, theatre, training and knowledge. We meet them in different circumstances: the courtyard, the neighbourhood, the school, the real and virtual community. We meet them and we make them meet each other to create positive relationships and to support them in their growth process.

To discover more about CN’s activities and projects visit the website: www.comunitanuova.it

The promotion of the civic participation and the active citizenship, with proposals of training and mobilisation for young and adults. Going through national borders, BIR works together with people, organizations and institutions, at local and international level, building path of changing inspired by ideas of participation and sensibility.

To discover more about BIR’s activities and projects visit the website: www.bironlus.eu

It’s the first social press point in Italy. It’s located in Milan, in Cordusio square, 4. The project represents a real chance for a social rescue for people in needs, through a path breaking work experience.

At the press point it’s forbidden to sell any kind of things that push to gambling as scratch card or lottery tickets, in accordance with Comunità Nuova Cooperativa Sociale values.

CN’s services and projects try to answer to the different needs that arise across and inside the world of the consumption of substances: the prevention in schools and in meeting places through information with the purpose of increase responsibility and awareness; welcome to the needs of the one who, in marginalisation conditions, are exposed to the risks of the consumption of substances; actions in late night places through information points and distribution of material for the harm reduction; treatment in diurnal community and centres for the once who decide to take a path of changing coming back with their own resources.

To discover more about CN’s activities and projects visit the website: www.comunitanuova.it

We support the material and civil growth of who is in the margin of our society. There are people who are in such condition that they can’t start again planning a satisfying life: the lack of salary and so the problem of doing the shopping and paying the rent; the release from prison, out of which boys, girls and adults often don’t find anybody who can support them in their try to restart a different life; the arrival in a foreign country, which means of a big part of them fighting for basic rights guaranteed to every citizen. CN works hard to support the material and civil growth of who is in a needed situation through projects for the development and for the protection of their dignity.

To discover more about CN’s activities and projects visit the website: www.comunitanuova.it