Summer Book Drive at TFC

The Family Center is hosting a Summer Book Drive to encourage a love of reading among the children and adolescents receiving our expert services. Thanks to dedicated Family Center Board member Emily Parapanov and her generous employer Wells Fargo, we are hosting this drive to combat “Summer Reading Loss,” which is a well-documented challenge for low-income children who actually fall …

Walking to Stop an Epidemic

Sunday, May 21st a team of TFC staff and friends joined thousands of New Yorkers in Central Park for the 2017 AIDS Walk. The AIDS Walk is a 6-mile fundraising walk benefiting one of our partner organizations, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), and dozens of other tri-state area AIDS service organizations. It is the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in …

Calling All Community Members: Workshop Series for Parents & Caregivers

The Family Center recently launched an exciting workshop series for any and all interested parents and caregivers. The series began on Thursday, April 27th with a session about identifying and addressing the signs and symptoms of trauma in children teens. The next workshop sessions will focus on Health Eating on a Budget on May 25th, and Summer Reading: Tips and …

TFC’s 5th Annual JFK Runway Run: A Flying Success

On Sunday, April 9th, Family Center Board members, staff and supporters gathered at JFK Airport in Queens for the JFK Runway Run. The weather was gorgeous for this 5K Run on a closed airport runway. Everyone participating enjoyed themselves, regardless of their finish time -though team TFC did boast the 7th runner to cross the finish line! Five years ago, …

The Yellow Rose Prom Project

The Family Center is proud to announce that adolescent NYC girls, enrolled in high school and receiving our expert services, will benefit from a prom glam giveaway for the second year in a row. The Yellow Rose Project was created by Shauna Kamiel in an effort to honor her late mother and grandmother. When she toured The Family Center’s facility …

TFC Recognized for its Community Impact

Thanks to the wonderful leadership of our Board Vice Chair, Joel Field, TFC was proudly awarded a Community Impact Grant from New York Life. The Community Impact Grant program awards grants to local nonprofit organizations championed by New York Life agents and employees to serve the needs of their local communities. TFC’s most recent Community Impact Grant will support our …

Pizza, Wine & Info with the LC on Tuesday, March 28th

The Family Center’s Leadership Council (LC) is hosting a pizza, wine & info session for prospective members on Tuesday, March 28th from 6:30 to 8 p.m at the offices of Tishman Speyer at 45 Rockefeller Center, where LC Co-Chair Simon Shewmaker works. The LC works tirelessly to support Family Center programming and was recently a critical force in launching our …

TFC Client Becomes a Worldwide Storyteller

Former Family Center client Helen Cooper was featured on the January 31st episode of The Moth. The Moth allows individuals worldwide to tell their story before standing-room-only crowds, and Helen was one of few to be recorded and aired during the weekly podcast. As a client at TFC, Helen was a member of our Consumer Advisory Committee and attended our …

Family Center Client Featured in New York Times

The Family Center could not be prouder of each and every one of our grandparent caregivers -those mature New Yorkers, who have stepped up to the plate to care for their grandchildren, long after they have finished raising their own children. We are honored to work with them, share in their triumphs, and address their challenges with our expert services. …

2017 Group Programming

On Saturday, January 7th, The Family Center’s rooms and hallways were filled with client families and their children, despite the blizzard raging outside.  In the morning, clients gathered to learn more about banking, banking products and working with banks, as part of The Family Center Leadership Council’s Financial Literacy Workshop Series.  Later that day, client families brought their children to …