A New Board Chair for The Family Center

From left to right: Shamoun Afram, Ivy Gamble Cobb, and Joel M. Field III The Family Center recently experienced an exciting, yet bittersweet, leadership change.  Shamoun Afram, 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 …

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 …

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; …

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 …

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 …