The National Center of Children and Families Honored at 2023 Moxie Awards


The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) received the prestigious 2023 Moxie Award for a Nonprofit, placing NCCF among an elite group of leading organizations. The Moxie Award recognizes organizations for demonstrating boldness and innovation as an integral part of their growth strategy. Earning the award involved a rigorous application and judging process for […]

NCCF Research Team Publishes Book Arguing for a New Protected Class for Black Males


Authors Sheryl Brissett Chapman, Ralph Belk, Jasilyn Morgan, Krystal Holland, Bruce Tyson, and Omore Okhomina’s latest work entitled Black Male Youth Raised in Public Systems: Engagement, Healing, Hope (NASW Press) raises the provocative idea that Black men and boys raised by public systems should be entitled to specific legal protections designed to limit the intersectional […]

Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman Appointed to Board of Trustees for Montgomery College (MC)

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Maryland Governor, Wes Moore, has appointed Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman, Executive Director of The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), to a six-year term on the Board of Trustees at Montgomery College (MC). The Board of Trustees of Montgomery College is the institution’s legal governing body and is comprised of ten community individuals who […]

Check Out This Line Up! CONNECTED! The HeART of Community

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On Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 6:00 PM, at Bethesda Blues & Jazz, the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) will present CONNECTED! The HeART of Community, an evening of youth art and artistry, to celebrate the deep connection between art, human experience, and the healing power of self-expression. After a welcome reception lead […]

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: […]

NCCF Announces the Appointment of Paul Kennedy to the Board of Trustees


The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) announces the appointment of its youngest ever member of the Board of Trustees and an award-winning alumnus, Paul Kennedy, Software Engineer at The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center. A 2020 graduate of the George Washington University, Paul has a Bachelor of Science […]

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