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One Hundred and Nine Years of Moxie

As many may know, this is my last year to write to you while serving at the helm of The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF). To write to you summarizing and reflecting on our community’s successful and ambitious collaboration. To write to you reminding you of the work yet to be done, and why your support means so much to s...

Sheryl Brissett Chapman

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Art & Soul

A Night to Remember

Last Friday night was a magical night. The magic began in the mid afternoon on the Downtown Silver Spring Veteran’s Plaza, after a long and

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Another Mother’s Day

Last Thursday night, I stood in front of a podium in the BWI Marriott’s ballroom and introduced a handsome, well dressed fifteen-year-old African American male

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There Are No Flowers There

Today was the height of the ever so brief National Cherry Blossom season. I normally take a sort of suburban, somewhat distant notice of the

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Disappearing Santa

Last week, my eight-year-old granddaughter asked me, “Grammy, will you give me an iPad for Christmas?” I was sad. Oh sure, I checked with her

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NCCF's Back to School Drive 2022