Harvest Ball 2019 Celebrating TFC’s 25th Anniversary

The Family Center is excited to announce our 25th Anniversary celebration plans! On Thursday, September 26th, we will gather at Tribeca Rooftop to toast The Family Center’s 25 years of accomplishments on behalf of NYC’s vulnerable children and families. The Family Center is excited to be honoring three constituents who have been essential to our growth over the last 25 …

TFC Takes to a JFK Runway on April 14th

For the 6th year in a row, The Family Center is hitting a runway at JFK International Airport to run and walk a 5K race hosted there. This year, we have five Board members running, along with staff and other volunteers. As has become tradition, The Family Center hosts a brunch following the JFK Runway Run so we can thank …

Holiday Season 2018 at TFC

The Family Center just wrapped up another fun, festive holiday season thanks to the help of Santa and scores of generous donors and volunteer elves. Thanks to these groups and hundreds of generous supporters, Family Center client families and their children gathered on Saturday, December 22nd to meet Santa, do arts & crafts, and receive big bags filled with toys …

A New Board Chair for The Family Center

The Family Center recently experienced an exciting, yet bittersweet, leadership change.  Shamoun Afram (pictured above left), who served on our Board since 2011, and as Board Chair since 2015, stepped down from The Family Center Board of Directors.  While we will miss Shamoun, we are excited to announce that Joel M. Field, III (pictured above right) will ascend to the …

2nd Annual Harvest Ball is a Smashing Success!

On Thursday, October 18th, Family Center Board members, Leadership Council members, staff, volunteers, donors and client families gathered at Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan to celebrate our work at the 2nd Annual Harvest Ball.  The evening was filled with moving speeches from Family Center youth and a mother who tragically lost a daughter to gun violence.  Guests were moved by these …

TFC Turns Out in Memory of Yvette S. Walker at Komen Greater NYC’s Race for the Cure

Family Center Executive Director Ivy Gamble Cobb (second from left) and other friends and loved ones of YvetteYvette’s daughters, Ashley (left) and Nyesha (right), hold a photo of their amazing mother and long-time TFC supporterTFC’s Race for the Cure team wore T-shirts emblazoned with Yvette S. Walker’s name on the backOn Sunday, September 9th of 2018, TFC supporters and loved …

Race for the Cure in Memory of Yvette

For many years now, The Family Center has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater NYC to provide counseling and legal representation to low-income, minority women impacted by breast cancer, and their families. Our Race for the Cure team, TFC Pink Ladies & Gents, rallies every year to support the Komen NYC-Family Center partnership and the NYC women …

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 …