B-SWEL Hosting Diabetes Self Management Workshops

The Family Center’s B-SWEL Program has partnered with the Community Healthcare Network to run Diabetes Self-Control Classes.  These classes are open to all at-risk diabetics or diabetics over the age of 18.  Participants will meet new people, learn tips and tricks to successfully manage diabetes, eat healthier, and more!  Classes start Wednesday, August 3rd and run for 5 weeks from …

Health and Wellness Workshops with B-SWEL

The Family Center’s B-SWEL program is running a Health and Wellness series! This 6 week workshop is for those over the age of 18 who are at-risk for diabetes, pre-diabetic, or diabetic. Participants will meet new people and make friends while learning all about healthy eating, how to read food labels, eating out and more. Classes start Wednesday July 20th …

Have a Healthy Summer: TFC’s Diabetes Prevention Workshops Begin Next Week

The Family Center’s B-SWEL Program has partnered with the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA for the delivery of the Y-Diabetes Prevention Program (Y-DPP).  The Y-DPP is for those 18 and over that are at-risk or pre-diabetic.  Y-DPP will help participants’ lose weight, eat more healthily and move more in an effort to prevent diabetes.  If you or someone you know is at risk …

Lions and Tigers and Goldman Sachs, oh my!

Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks volunteers joined The Family Center’s children and families at the Bronx Zoo for an exciting day on Saturday, June 18th. With many of our little ones arriving at the gate wearing animal masks and making animal sounds, eager to see their favorite monkeys, snakes, and the like – everyone knew they were in for a wild …

Credit Suisse makes the sun shine for TFC children & families!

On Saturday, June 11th, volunteers from Credit Suisse Americas Private Banking team, along with their intrepid interns and a few other brave souls, ignored the dark rain clouds and hosted a picnic on Central Park’s Great Lawn for children and families receiving services at The Family Center. Despite the weather, everyone had a great time playing kick-ball, flying kites, painting …

BLOOM 2011: Helping Lives Blossom –With Great Success!

BLOOM 2011 was another great success for The Family Center and our Leadership Council! While guests enjoyed cocktails provided by VnC, or beer provided by Narragansett Beer and Radeberger, they perused BLOOM’s silent auction of luxury products and experiences, including everything from tickets to Broadway shows and baseball games to diamond jewelry and designer handbags. DJ Josh van Aalst generously …

Lights, camera, thank you…with a cherry on top!

Spring Break at The Family Center this year was full of activities and events, all hosted by our volunteers. Independent artist Park McArthur, who was recently awarded a fellowship at the Whitney, conducted a three-day Gratitude Journals Workshop for our youth. Using an abundance of glitter, glue, and colorful markers, Park provided a creative, reflective, and fun environment for our …

Save the date for BLOOM!

Save the date– BLOOM is back for 2011! The 8th Annual BLOOM will take place on Thursday, May 19th at Union Square Ballroom from 7pm to 10pm. BLOOM, hosted by TFC’s Leadership Council, is an evening of cocktails, luxury silent auction items, and socializing to raise money for New York City children affected by illness, crisis, or loss. This year, …

Three of Hearts: An Evening of Song Benefiting Children In Need

This third year was a charm for our Three of Hearts event, featuring Lindsey Wilson, Mark Anthony Lee and Beth Arentsen, and produced by Christian Wikane at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre the evening of Saturday, February 26th. The performers each brought the house down in their varied ways, and Christian set a warm, welcoming tone for the evening, …

Join TFC for a Legal Networking Breakfast!

Are you a social service provider that works with individuals and families dealing with cancer? Are you interested in legal services for your clients? The Family Center cordially invites all social service providers that work with individuals and families dealing with cancer to join us for a Networking Breakfast on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 9:30am to 11:30am. Meet other …