Center for Family Life in Sunset Park

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In the summer of 2012, Center for Family Life was honored to accept an invitation by the United Nations to a conference on New York City cooperatives and sustainable development. Designated as the International Day of Cooperatives, the event featured a presentation by our Cooperative Coordinator, Vanessa Bransburg. She introduced the audience to the Center’s successful partnership with immigrant women in Sunset Park to launch worker-owned businesses.

In fall 2009, the Center received a Families Count: Family Strengthening Award from United Neighborhood Houses (UNH).

In spring 2009, Congresswoman Nydia Valesquez commended the Center for Family Life for hosting and donating free bilingual tax preparation services at 43rd Street in Brooklyn.

“Life Lines” Community Arts Project was featured in a “Best Practices” Gallery at the 2006 “Reimagining Afterschool” Conference in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Afterschool Alliance and Citizens’ Schools.

“Life Lines” Community Arts Project received the 2003 Coming Up Taller Award for outstanding work in the arts with underserved youth, presented by Laura Bush in a White House ceremony. The award is conferred annually by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.

“Life Lines” received the Chancellor’s Caring Community Award from the New York City Department of Education in 2002.

Center for Family Life was one of ten Brooklyn school programs selected for the Brooklyn Borough President’s 2000 Excellence in Educational Initiatives Award, which recognized our Arts Leadership Project at Middle School 136.

The Presidential Points of Light Award was given to Center for Family Life in 2000, “in recognition of Excellence in Community Service Directed Toward Solving Community Problems.”

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recognized Center for Family Life with a Family Honors Award in 2000.

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