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Calling All Community Members: Workshop Series of Parents & Caregivers

The Family Center is launching an exciting workshop series for any and all interested parents and caregivers. The series launches this month with a session about identifying and addressing the signs and symptoms of trauma in children teens. Join us on Thursday, April 27th at 10 am for this great information session! Subsequent workshop session will include Health Eating on …

All of Team TFC Gives it up for the JFK Runway Run

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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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TFC Celebrates the Holiday Season 2016

The Family Center was thrilled to celebrate the holidays this year with an incredible roster of volunteers, Board members, Toy Drive donors, supporters, staff and of course, client families, including kids from “one to ninety-two,” as The Christmas Song goes. Starting in early December, MAC AIDS Fund volunteers arrived at The Family Center to prepare decorations, like the backdrop for …