An Encore at The Family Center Dance Recital

In January of this year, Family Center youth started attending dance classes twice a week with an incredible dance instructor. After several months of hard work and dedication, they wrapped up the class with a fantastic dance recital at the end of June. Check out their moves in the video below!

Changing Law, Changing Lives

On June 27th, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Senate Bill S6217A, amending Section 1726 of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act. This legislation amends the law in New York State to allow parents to designate a standby guardian to take over the care of their children in the event that the parents are detained, incarcerated, deported or otherwise separated …

Our Teens Have #Goals

On Friday, April 6th, Family Center teens sacrificed their last day of spring break to learn more about how to develop and achieve their goals in life. Hosted by 2018 Harvest Ball Honoree Aren LeeKong and his wife Aliya, #Goals was a day filled with thoughtful conversations, moving testimonials by a variety of speakers and activities to help teens formulate …

A Meal with the LC

Please join The Family Center’s Leadership Council (LC) for dinner Monday, May 21st from 6:30 to 8 p.m in Manhattan as they host an open meeting for prospective members. Everyone must register through Eventbrite in order to attend. The LC works tirelessly to support Family Center programming and was recently a critical force in launching our new Economic Justice Project through …

Celebrating TFC’s JFK Runway Run, If Not Running

The cold on Sunday, April 15th did not stop The Family Center from celebrating the JFK Runway Run with a brunch hosted by Board Chair, Shamoun Afram. Team TFC and supporters gathered early Sunday afternoon for food and drinks while mingling and learning more about the agency’s work. For the first time in 6 years, we did not participate in …

The Yellow Rose Prom Project: Back in 2018

The Yellow Rose Prom Project is back for 2018!  The Family Center is once again delighted to partner with Shauna to provide a glamorous prom experience to a young woman who has lost her mother and is receiving Family Center services. Shauna conceived of The Yellow Rose Prom Project when she first toured The Family Center in December 2015 and …

TFC Runs Again

Sunday, April 15th, Family Center Board members, staff, volunteers and supporters will take to the tarmac of JFK Airport’s runways! For the sixth year in a row, The Family Center is fielding a team to participate in the JFK Runway Run. Over the years, and thanks to dedicated supporters, the JFK Run has generated over $82,000 for The Family Center. …