Community Family Centers Chat

June 2016





Strong families today for a stronger community tomorrow


Gratitude Galore

Our Volunteers are HOT!


The HEAT is ON but that never stops our Family Support Services staff or amazing volunteers from taking time out of their summer breaks to give back to Houston's East End Community. 


This month we extend our most sincere appreciation to volunteers from Texans Recovering Together and the La Porte High School Mickey Mantle Team.  






Camp Fresh

School is Out - Camp is In!


Participants of CFC's Camp Fresh Program recently went on a field trip to Discovery Green.  Camp fresh is a 10 week summer day camp that delivers fun-filled days with friends, cultured experiences, celebrations and weekly field trips wrapped around an asset-based curriculum.  Camp Fresh runs through August 12.  For more information, please contact Rosalba Castillo, Director of Youth Services, at 713-923-2316 or






GED and ESL Classes

Enroll Now - Inscribite!


Morning and evening GED and ESL classes begin Monday, July 11.  For enrollment information please contact Sureya Garcia, Adult Education Coordinator, at 713-923-2316 or



 Family Matters Tours

Let Us Show You How We Serve 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, July 22, 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 26, 9:00 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.

“The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer.”
Henry Clay




How are you spending your Summer days?  At Community Family Centers operations continue as the Houston temperatures rise.  


Camp Fresh is in full swing every week day this Summer.  During this 10 week summer day camp 180 youth ages 4-17 are learning, building friendships and having fun in a safe enviroment.


Los Niños Early Childhood Education Montessori program is held year-round.  Each Friday morning throughout the Summer, students ages 3-6 enjoy Water Days with their classmates and healthy snacks outdoors.


Our Adult Education program also continues throughout the summer.  GED and ESL classes resume July 11 and are conveniently held mornings and evenings.


And because hunger doesn't take a summer break, our Family Support Services staff and incredible volunteers brave the heat weekly to distribute healthy foods to nearly 500 individuals who patiently stand under the scorching Texas sun in a line that wraps around the block.


If you have any questions about the services or programs CFC offers to the community, please contact us at 713-923-2316.  I wish you a safe and memorable Summer!




Maritza Guerrero



BBVA Compass

100 Days of Brightness



Thank you to BBVA Compass President and CEO Manolo Sanchez for celebrating 100 Days of Brightness at CFC's John P. McGovern Community Sports and Recreation Center. Mr. Sanchez and BBVA volunteers surprised 130 Camp Fresh participants with a cool treat from Kona Ice of Houston as well as school supplies and sports equipment.


CFC Board of Directors

Welcome, Laura Gee



The CFC Board of Directors is proud to introduce Laura Gee as CFC's 2016-2017 Junior League of Houston, Inc. Board Representative.  Laura is an attorney with Baker Botts, L. L. P. and a member of the Houston Bar Association.  


Members of The Junior League of Houston, Inc. have served as non-voting representatives on the board of directors of other nonprofit organizations almost since the League's inception.  CFC has collaborated with the Junior League of Houston, Inc's Board Representative program since 2014.


Los Niños Early Childhood Montessori

Friday Morning Fun in the Sun!



 “Play is the work of the child.”

Maria Montessori







 Community Family Centers

Centros Familiares de la Comunidad

7524 Avenue E, Houston, TX 77012

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