Congratulations, Graduates!

Glen Cove, NY – June 30, 2017 – Graduations, Award Ceremonies, End-of-Year Performances…there was much to celebrate at SCO as the school year came to a close! Here are a few highlights:

Dreams became reality for the graduates of our three transfer high schools for over age, under-credited students: Bronx Arena High School, East Brooklyn Community High School and North Queens Community High School. The Class of 2017 received their Regents diplomas after overcoming obstacles and at times, self-doubt – persevering through hard work and determination.

Our Westbrook Preparatory School for teens with high functioning Autism celebrated the graduation of three youth who have become role models for their peers.

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Center for Family Life Symposium – Cultivating Consciousness

Discussion CroppedFebruary 22, 2017 – Brooklyn, NY  Our Center for Family program hosted the 11th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium – Cultivating Consciousness: Infusing Our Work with Social Justice, at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies headquarters in Manhattan on January 24th, 2017

Rachel Isreeli, Center for Family Life Cooperative Developer, moderated the panel that included:

  • Ana Oliveira – President and CEO,  New York Women’s Foundation
  • Andrew Sta. Ana – Director of Legal Services, Day One NY; Co-Chair, Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence
  • Julie Novas – HOTT Program Mental Health Coordinator, Callen Lorde Community Health Center; Adjunct Professor, Silberman and NYU Silver Schools of Social Work
  • Gonzalo Mercado – Executive Director, La Colmena; NY Coordinator, National Day Laborer Organizing Network

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NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

golden-steps-co-opThe Center for Family Life’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP) has been incubating worker cooperatives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for the past ten years. We have seen how our work has helped empower our community by supporting cooperative members in their quest for fair wages and dignified employment through their cooperative businesses. Since 2012, CDP has been helping other community-based organizations develop worker cooperatives through our NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative. With the generous support of the New York City Council, CFL will provide at least 6 months of training and technical assistance to selected “Implementer” organizations to incubate worker cooperatives in their communities.

If you would like to learn more about this Initiative, please take a look at our Request for Proposal. The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 21, 2016. Information Sessions will take place on October 21st and October 31st: To learn more and RSVP, please email Rachel Isreeli at risreeli@sco.org.

ANNOUNCEMENT: NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

Si Se PsuedeThe Center for Family Life’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP) has been incubating worker cooperatives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for the past ten years. We have seen how our work has helped empower our community by supporting cooperative members in their quest for fair wages and dignified employment through their cooperative businesses. Since 2012, CDP has been helping other community based organizations develop worker cooperatives through our NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative. With the generous support of the New York Women’s Foundation and the City Council, CFL will provide 6 months of training and technical assistance to selected “Planner” organizations to incubate worker cooperatives in their communities.

If you would like to learn more about this Initiative, please take a look at our Request for Proposal. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 6, 2016. Information Sessions will take place on April 8th and April 14th: To learn more and RSVP, please email Rachel Isreeli at risreeli@sco.org.

Free Income Tax Support & Preparation Services at CFL

TAX FLYER_Final_English_Center for Family Life_Page_1Center for Family Life has partnered with Food Bank for New York City to offer free income tax support and preparation through April 15th! Click here for more information.

Visit us for 100% FREE tax filing and financial support:

Center for Family Life
443 39th Street, 1ST fl., Brooklyn, NY 11232

Office Schedule

Scheduled for March & April
Closed Mondays and Fridays
Tuesday – l 2pm to 7pm
Wednesday – l 2pm to 7pm
Thursday – l 2pm to 7pm
Saturday – 9am to Spm
Sundays – 11 am to 3pm for Seniors/Disabled only

Back Year Tax Preparation will begin in March for 2012, 2013, and 2014 only.

SCO Family of Services: Building a Brighter Future

Each year, SCO Family of Services helps nearly 60,000 vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. Here are just three examples of the unconditional care and life-changing results SCO brings to all of the lives we touch.

ANNOUNCEMENT: NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

trusty amigosThe Center for Family Life’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP) has been incubating worker cooperatives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for the past nine years. We have seen how our work has helped empower our community by supporting cooperative members in their quest for fair wages and dignified employment through their cooperative businesses. Since 2012, CDP has been helping other community based organizations develop worker cooperatives through our NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative. With the generous support of the New York Women’s Foundation and the City Council, CFL will provide 12 months of training and technical assistance to selected organizations to incubate worker cooperatives in their communities.

If you would like to learn more about this Initiative, please take a look at our Request for Proposal. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 20, 2015.

“Making the Connection: Economic Stability & Child Welfare” at our Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium

12132393_1001496119901515_5654489335758570248_oThank you to everyone who joined us at our Center for Family Life’s 2015 Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium for an important discussion on Making the Connection between Economic Stability and Child Welfare.

Special thanks to Keynote Speaker Jennifer March of Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, Moderator Jennifer Jones-Austin of Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies and discussion panelists Andrew White of NYC Administration For Children’s Services, Lisa Van Brackle NYC Human Resources Administration, Brian Lyght of Casey Family Programs and Jacqueline Mallon of NYC Department of Small Business Services!

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CENTER FOR FAMILY LIFE IN SUNSET PARK 10th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium

making the connectionsymp15pcinvite-3 (2)_Page_1Please join us for a dialogue on the role that economic stability and workforce engagement plays in the lives and futures of families in the child welfare system. The conversation will feature policy makers from several of the City’s key workforce development funders, as well as policy makers and advisors from key child welfare service providers. We look forward to including your voice in this discussion.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015
9AM – 12NOON

FEDERATION OF PROTESTANT WELFARE AGENCIES 
40 Broad Street, 5th Floor, NYC [Read more…]

SCO’s Center for Family Life Celebrates Community

L-R: CFL Co-Director Julia Jean-Francois, Honoree Anne Sherman, CFL Co-Director Julie Stein Brockway

L-R: CFL Co-Director Julia Jean-Francois, Honoree Anne Sherman, CFL Co-Director Julie Stein Brockway

Thanks to our dedicated staff and generous supporters, the 2015 Center for Family Life’s Celebrating Community benefit was a major success!

We were proud to honor Anne Sherman, Outgoing Chair of the Center for Family Life Advisory Board, as well as the Kiwanis Club of Parkway East. [Read more…]

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