TFC Takes On a 5K at JFK

On Sunday, April 14th, The Family Center participated in the JFK Runway Run for the seventh year in a row. The 20-person Family Center team consisted of Board members, Leadership Council members, and generous volunteers and donors. Following a foggy morning 5K run, everyone was invited to a lively, yet intimate, thank-you brunch hosted at Board member Richard Osterweil’s home …

In Loving Memory of Barbara Blakney

The Board of Directors and the Executive Staff of The Family Center are saddened to announce the passing of Barbara Blakney. Over the last 20 years, Barbara was instrumental in helping The Family Center expand and develop new service offerings that have changed the lives of over 10,000 NYC families. Barbara was a faithful member of the Board of Directors …

Career Exploration Event

Tuesday, Sept. 18th TFC hosted a Career Exploration event for our teens.  The night consisted of an interactive conversation with a career diverse panel of individuals that included TFC family counselor, Florie St. Aime; entrepreneur and former TPLW peer, Douglas Moss; freelancer and Family Center dance group choreographer, Rick Long; entertainment guru and Yellow Rose Prom Project creator, Shauna Kamiel; …

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!

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 …

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. …

Bringing the Holiday Spirit to Thousands

Saturday, December 16th TFC welcomed over 400 families and 2,500 children to our annual Holiday Party, the culmination of our annual Toy Drive.  Eager children awaiting pictures with Santa designed artful crafts alongside helpful volunteers from New York Life, Liquidnet, and Pariveda.  At the close of the day, each family left with bags of toys for their children thanks to …