August Newsletter

  Community Family Centers
Centros Familiares de la Comunidad

 

Hello 

 

One Year Later After Hurricane Harvey

When a natural disaster strikes, an organization s planning, systems and teamwork are put to the test.

As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey is upon us, we cannot help but think back on the devastation that affected the entire greater Houston area. Houston was resilient and rose to the occasion in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Houstonians pulled together, neighbor helping neighbor, strangers helping strangers. 

Community Family Centers (CFC) also stepped up to help the community. The week of the devastation, we sought supplies, setting up a temporary relief center with donated food, cleaning supplies, clothing and baby products. With the total amount of 994,564 pounds of food received, the agency was able to assist 1,603 unduplicated clients, 744 Hurricane Harvey impacted clients, and provided 224 pounds of food to 4,434 households. 

Even now, people are still struggling from the effects of the tragedy. CFC understands that many still suffer, and we are here to support our families and the community.

 

 

Sinceramente,
Maritza Guerrero
President/CEO

 

When we work together to help children and adults build skills, we create a positive cycle as one generation passes them on the next.

 

                                                                                                  -Dr. Frecia Todd, Ed.D.

 Adult Education Program

Community Family Centers (CFC) wants to provide different avenues for our students to improve their education in many ways, including financial education and literacy, through the development of common financial literacy principles and skills. 

We are enthusiastic to have our partner Space City Bank talking to our students about how to manage their finances. CFC wants our students to succeed and raise their interest in their financials. We are sure that the financial literacy training would help them to make better decisions in money management.

Our vision is for our students to possess a set of skills and knowledge that will allow them to make more effective decisions and provide them with financial resources.

Family Support Services Program

The donors and volunteers' support are helping to grow the Community Family Centers' programs, which are able to provide education and food to the community and neighbors in need. We want to thank Brotherhood of Congregation Emanu El, Houston Food Bank, University of Houston, MAREK, Houston Police Department, and Valero for supporting Community Family Centers. 

Youth Services Program   

On August 21, the kids of Camp Fresh from Community Family Centers visited the Toyota Center to learn more about and support the NCAA Women's Basketball. The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament is an annual college basketball tournament for women. Over 2,000 Houston youth dribbled through downtown to support the NCAA Women s Final Four and show the selection committee why Houston is the perfect to city to host! 

Los Niños Early Childhood Montessori Program

More Than The Move Supports Los Niños Early Childhood Montessori Program

The More Than The Move organization, under the leadership of Jamie Hampton, (Executive Director) surprised the children at Los Niños Early Childhood Montessori Program by donating sleeping mats, blankets, puzzles, and school supplies on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Two volunteers, Paddy Treviño and Cindy Mutchler interacted with the students from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Paddy Treviño read  The Very Hungry Caterpillar story by Eric Carle, and the children were eager to retell the story using felt shapes. The volunteers assisted the children as they used art materials and straws to create unique Very Hungry Caterpillar character necklaces. Students also used crayons and scissors to color, cut, sequence, and assemble their own Very Hungry Caterpillar booklets to take home. The staff and students are very grateful for the generous donations from More Than The Move and the special time that was shared with their volunteers.

 

Our Heartfelt Condolences at This Time

Community Family Centers is extending our heartfelt condolences at this time, as we remember Myriam Isabel Badano, mother of Adriana Gonzalez, President/ CEO of the Camara de Empresarios Latinos. Adriana, during this difficult time of loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, friends, and loved ones.

The most exquisite form of courtesy is gratitude


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Community Family Centers
7524 Avenue E
Houston, TX 77012
713-923-2316
http://www.communityfamilycenters.org

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