One Hundred and Nine Years of Moxie

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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 […]

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We, at the National Center for Children and Families, embrace you.

Powerful Words Bring Black History Month to a Close at NCCF


NCCF’s Adolescent Services and Family Services Divisions teamed up to commemorate Black History Month with an Open Mic Night at our Bethesda campus. The event featured a showcase of the talent and creativity of agency staff and the clients that we serve. The night was a success and included an array of poets, spoken word […]

NCCF Holiday Magic

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Thank You to Our Generous Supporters Full Blown Trombone Host Hotels Boston Consulting Group Chevy Chase Garden Club Mira Epstien Cabin John Fire Department Santa’s Cause DC Parenteral Drug Association  Brenda Donald The Nudelman Family Principal Lappi & JC Nalle ES Sarah Karim Bethesda Community Garden Club Down N’ Dirty Motorcycle Club Kade Friedlander Dr. […]

20 Years of Results-Based Support

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Phil Schiff knows plenty about what goes on behind the scenes of a nonprofit like NCCF — governance, infrastructure, program support. After decades of working in the nonprofit world, it’s the language he speaks. But those aren’t the things that have kept Phil and his wife, Janis, connected to NCCF for almost 20 years. “We […]

When skepticism turns into the strongest voice for a community

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Listening to Traci Powell’s excitement as she talks about being a Parent Advocate and a mentor for the students at JC Nalle Community School in the District, it’s hard to believe that she was once reluctant to get involved in the Southeast (Ward 7) neighborhood where the public elementary school is located and where Traci […]

We All Stuffed And Ate Pie

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Girl Scouts raced around sorting red boxes of StoveTop stuffing. Teenaged boys carted full purple bags of cans and boxes to storage closets. And more than 100 volunteers shouted, “Does anyone have an extra pie crust?” and “This bag needs mashed potatoes!”  It was a noisy night, but when the clamor died down in the […]

Help NCCF Youth Expand Horizons with Travel

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With the communities help, fifteen youth from The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) Greentree Adolescent Program (GAP) will travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands in August, 2016 for an immersive summer trip. For most of these young men, the trip will be their first time traveling on a plane and, for some, their first time venturing […]

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NCCF's Back to School Drive 2022