Center for Family Life in Sunset Park

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SCO’s Center for Family Life Celebrates Community

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Thank you to the many dedicated supporters who joined us for the 2015 Celebrating Community benefit, in support and celebration of SCO’s Center for Family Life and the community we proudly serve in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

We are especially grateful for partners like this year’s honorees, Anne Sherman (outgoing CFL Advisory Board chair) and the Kiwanis Club of Parkway East, as well as the event’s generous sponsors, whose support helps make our work in Sunset Park possible.

Read more, see photos and browse the official 2015 CFL Celebrating Community e-book.

ANNOUNCEMENT: NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

The Center for Family Life (CFL) has been incubating worker cooperatives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for the past eight 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. In the last 3 years we have 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, CFL will provide 6 months of training and technical assistance to selected organizations planning 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 15, 2015.

Free Tax & Financial Services Offered Now Through April 15

SCO’s Center for Family Life has partnered with Food Bank for New York to provide free tax and financial services in Sunset Park, now through April 15th. Food Bank’s Tax Assistance & Financial Services Program provides hard-working low-income New Yorkers with free tax preparation services, helping them get the refunds and credits to which they are entitled.

In addition, Food Bank offers other free financial services that help empower New Yorkers toward greater economic self-sufficiency by providing eligible households with access to bank accounts, affordable health insurance information and a savings incentive program.

For details, download an information sheet in English or en Español.

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