SCO News

CFL Hosts Celebrating Community Event

May 24, 2018 / Center for Family LIfe News

Sunset Park, Brooklyn –…

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CFL Hosts 12th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium

February 14, 2018 / Center for Family LIfe News

Sunset Park, Brooklyn – Sanctuary Families: Preparing and Protecting Our Immigrant Neighbors was the topic at Center for Family Life’s 12th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium February 14th. A standing room only crowd was on hand at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies in Manhattan for this important discussion on…

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CFL Participates in Immigrant Advocacy Event

November 19, 2017 / Center for Family LIfe News

Sunset Park, Brooklyn –  The Congregation Beth Elohim Refugee Task Force in partnership with the Community Bookstore staged Undocumented. Unaccompanied. Unwelcome., an immigrant advocacy event, in the Sanctuary Building at the Synagogue at 274 Garfield Place in Park Slope on November 19, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. Valeria Luiselli, author of Tell…

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Congratulations, Graduates!

July 7, 2017 / Independent Youth News

June 30, 2017 - Glen Cove, NY - 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:

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Center for Family Life Symposium – Cultivating Consciousness

February 22, 2017 / SCO News

February 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,

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NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

October 17, 2016 / SCO News

The 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…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

March 17, 2016 / Center for Family LIfe News

The 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…

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Free Income Tax Support & Preparation Services at CFL

March 17, 2016 / Center for Family LIfe News

Center 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,…

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SCO Family of Services: Building a Brighter Future

January 6, 2016 / Independent Youth News

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.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

November 4, 2015 / SCO News

The 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…

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

November 4, 2015 / SCO News

Thank 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…

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

August 12, 2015 / SCO News

Please 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

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SCO’s Center for Family Life Celebrates Community

May 22, 2015 / SCO News

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.

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CFL students and staff rally to save after-school programs

April 24, 2015 / Independent Youth News

  Staff and families from SCO's Center for Family Life in Sunset Park joined a crowd of community members who rallied at Brooklyn Borough Hall on April 23rd, calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fund 17 after-school programs in high-need neighborhoods that would be forced to close this summer unless the mayor allocates additional funding.   Center for Family Life programs based at PS94 and PS169 in Sunset Park, are among the six Brooklyn programs in jeopardy.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

March 20, 2015 / SCO News

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…

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