The Meaning of a Dollhouse

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Four-year-old Naim liked the painted cloud and sun on the roof and the words handwritten in gold inside the rooms: Explore. Dream. Discover.

The Power of Connection

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As we begin the holidays and season of celebrations, we will revisit the traditional appeals for hope, peace, love, and forgiveness. These virtues are centuries old and at their very core, are all rooted in connection. “Deep human connection is … the purpose and the result of a meaningful life – and it will inspire […]

See Who’s Performing at NCCF’s 2022 Gala – UNIMAGINABLE: The HeART of Community

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The most exciting night of the year is just around the corner! The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) signature event, UNIMAGINABLE: The HeART of Community will feature exceptional performances by young dancers, artists, and musicians on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 6:30 PM. Streamed live, this unmissable event includes Honorary Chair, Radio Hall of Famer and BET […]

Awardees Announced for NCCF’s 2022 Gala – UNIMAGINABLE: The HeART of Community

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On Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 6:30 PM, the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) will honor exemplary individuals, supporters, and organizations that champion the radical idea that, despite difficult times, good is ever-present and must always supported and celebrated. Hosted by 16-year-old Mistress of Ceremonies, Drew Olivia Tillman (This is Us, Mixed-ish), UNIMAGINABLE: […]

Comfort Comes from Connecting to the Heart

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This year, all of us at the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) celebrate its century-old mission to strengthen the great connectedness of our community – connections which emerge from the heart and comfort our very being. As a society, we often emphasize romantic love because it is exciting, passionate, and natural; it aspires […]

Something Good is Happening!


At The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), we have learned that when public and private experiences come together, something great happens. We have discovered together how important it is to honor the truth of who we really are, along with our vulnerability. The bottom line for NCCF is not all of the activities […]

NCCF Celebrates Youth Arts and Community


On October 16, 2020, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, NCCF will gather its community to recognize the vibrancy of our ever-emerging world with a hybrid virtual livestream gala entitled Together We Rise: The HeART of Community.  This unique event will highlight the unparalleled youth talent in this region and provide an awe-inspiring virtual experience […]

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NCCF's Back to School Drive 2022