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 …

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 …

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 …

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!