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April 2016





Strong families today for a stronger community tomorrow


Gratitude Galore

Delfina Flores, Al-fin Photography


Delfina Flores, together with her husband, Gonzalo Perez, have been Houston business owners of Al-fin Photography for over 20 years and have photography as their passion in life.  Delfina manages the administrative, marketing and public relations of the business and is an accomplished photographer and photographic retouch artist.  When she isn't capturing life's most precious memories through photography, Delfina is giving back to the community.  



She volunteers with several Houston area non profit organizations and Community Family Centers is  one of the proud beneficiaries of her volunteerism.   There are countless ways in which Delfina makes an impact at CFC: her smile, her generosity, her compassion, her talent and her charisma are only a few of her greatest contributions! 


It is an honor to have Delfina serve as the 2016 Family Power Walk Committee Chair.  She helped make last year's Family Power Walk a great success and has been working tirelessly to make this year's Walk bigger and better than ever!  Come out on May 7 and experience the excitement for yourself and while you're here we hope you'll get a chance to meet Delfina!

Family Power Walk Raffle

First Prize: Five Night Stay in Panama City 

Second Prize: Autographed Official NBA Basketball



Need to get away?  Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win the perfect getaway vacation for family or group of 6. 1BR/2BA overlooking the Gulf. Waterslides, arcade, dive-in movie, water cannon, four pools, Lazy River with inner tubes provided, Li'l Tot Splash area, Fitness center, Tiki bar, State of the art gas grills for pool side grilling (bring your own tools and steak), covered pool, hot tub and more. Donated James & Wendy Nguyen (Board Member). Value: $1,500.




Are you a sports memorabilia collector?  Are you looking for a priceless Father's Day gift?  Purchase raffle tickers for a chance to win an Official NBA Basketball in acrylic case signed by Hakeem Olajuwon, Rudy Tomjanovich, and Calvin Murphy. Donated by Hal Sharp (Board Chair). Value: $350.




Click here to purchase Raffle tickets online


Family Power Walk Sponsors

We Appreciate Your Support!


Thank you to the 9th annual Family Power Walk Sponsors. We appreciate your generosity and belief in our mission!  Our annual fundraiser would not be a success without your support!  Thanks to your charitableness, we are able to continue our work in Houston's East End Community. 


Carlos Garcia Realty
Congressman Gene Green, 29th District of Texas
 Frost Bank

McConnell & Jones LLP
 Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
William D. "Bill" Malone



Interested in becoming a Family Power Walk Sponsor?

Click here for Sponsorship Levels



Family Matters Tours

Come See How We Are Serving the East End


Please plan to join us for an upcoming Family Matters Tour and give us your opinion on how well we are telling Community Family Centers' story. 


Friday, May 13, 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 17, 9:00 a.m.

Friday, May 20, 11:30 a.m.


Contact Lucy Gonzalez at 713-923-2316 x 223 to make a reservation.  Refreshments will be served and we promise to have you on your way in less than an hour.

Medicaid Application Assistance

In Partnership with Molina Healthcare




Need assistance with a Medicaid application.  Come to Community Family Centers on the above dates and times.  No appointment necessary.  Please call 713-923-2316 for more information. 

“Alone we can do so little;

together we can do so much” 

Helen Keller



National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.  I'd like to take this opportunity to recognize with great appreciation our dedicated volunteers who give selflessly of their time and talents day in and day out to contribute to the mission of Community Family Centers.  From our volunteer Board of Directors, Committee Members, volunteer groups, partners, and individuals just like you - we could not serve our community without your help - THANK YOU!


Special thanks to the CFC Walk Committee and Walk Committee Chair, Delfina Flores, for their tireless efforts to pull together the upcoming 9th annual Family Power Walk.  I hope that you will join us on May 7, 2016 and walk with me in support of Community Family Centers.  Have you considered forming a walking team?  Theres still time!  If walking isn't for you, join us immediately after the Walk for music, games, a raffle, a silent auction and much more.  The fun begins at 8:30 a.m.  Nos veremos allí! 




Maritza Guerrero



Click here to register online for the 9th annual Family Power Walk


Ninth Annual Family Power Walk

May 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m., Community Family Centers



This Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 7, 2016, Community Family Centers, our partners and supporters will celebrate the 9th annual Family Power Walk.


This very special event is a salute to the mothers in our community for their efforts to help their families move toward self-sufficiency and economic advancement.



The 2016 Family Power Walk Grand Marshal is Alma Gonzalez, owner of Mamacita’s and El Jardin Mexican Restaurants with her husband Joe.


For more information please contact Lucia Gonzalez or Antonio Zapata at 713.923.2316 or


Camp Fresh 2016

Now Registering


Community Family Centers offers students between the ages of 4-18 the opportunity to attend a daily 10 weeks summer program. This program offers:

• Supervised, fun-filled days
• Opportunities to learn about different cultures
• Field trips
• Fun activities such as arts and crafts, sports and fitness, cooking and nutrition classes and more

Camp Fresh will operate Monday through Friday, June 6-August 12, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at CFC's J. P. McGovern Sports and Recreation Center.

Registration Fee: $20 plus $30 per week, per child, for the 10 weeks camp. Fees for Camp Fresh are payable monthly in advance. 


Registration will be held August 25-29 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Community Family Centers.  For more information, contact Rosalba Castillo, Director of Youth Services at 713--923-2316 or




Youth Services Program

Out in the Community



Thanks to the generosity of Cliff Pearson, former CFC Board member and his friends, several deserving children from our Youth Services program were recently invited to attend Houston Astros games. 



On Saturday, April 9 Youth Services staff participated in

HISD's Career Expo “When I Grow Up."  During the "When I Grow Up" expo students of all ages enjoyed hands-on career awareness and exploration activities. 


CFC Senior Group

Mondays and Thursdays


Join our fabulous Senior Citizen Group for Bingo, laughter and friendship every Monday and Thursday at CFC from 9:00-11:00 a.m.  No registration needed.  Please call 713-923-2316 for more informaiton.



 Community Family Centers

Centros Familiares de la Comunidad

7524 Avenue E, Houston, TX 77012

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