FSW Adds Furtick, Paredes to Board of Directors

April 5, 2011 PORT CHESTER, NY – Susan Wayne, President and CEO of Family Services of Westchester, announced that Marlene Furtick, CSW, and Perla Paredes were elected to the agency’s Board of Directors recently. Furtick served as the Executive Director of the Westchester County Youth Bureau from 2001 until August 2010. Prior to that, she…[More]

Second FSWorks Site Opens in Port Chester in Collaboration with AARP

March 25, 2011 Tech Center also Offers Computer, ESL Classes PORT CHESTER, NY – The Westchester Community Foundation provided a $20,000 grant to FSW to open a second FSWorks site in the Lucille and Harry E. Jerome Family Technology Learning Center in Port Chester. FSWorks is the agency’s successful job skills assessment, job-matching and training…[More]

STAR Gala 2011 Celebrates Champions of Adoption

March 18, 2011 FSW’s major fundraiser of the year, the STAR Gala, is fast approaching. With a theme of Nurturing Health Families, this year’s dinner, scheduled for May 17 from 6:30 to 11:30 pm at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, will celebrate FSW’s Champions of Adoption. FSW’s Adoption program has been placing children…[More]

250 Teens Hear Advice on Setting Priorities at Youth Action Convention

March 18, 2011 PR Pro Terrie Williams Told Teens to Create Realistic Goals and Ask for Help PLEASANTVILLE, NY – Set realistic goals, avoid striving to be “Superman” or “Superwoman,” and ask for help, PR pro Terrie Williams told approximately 250 teens who attended the recent Youth Action Convention at Pace University. Sponsored by Family…[More]

Youth Action Convention Encourages Teens to Set Priorities, Be Their Best Selves

March 2, 2011 PORT CHESTER, NY – Once again, hundreds of teens from across Westchester will meet at Pace University in Pleasantville to participate in the Youth Action Convention, which is sponsored by FSW’s Westchester County Youth Councils, The BRIDGE Foundation, Con Edison, The Elias Foundation, New York Life and PACE University. This year’s event…[More]

Lou Del Bianco’s Children Concert to Benefit The Sharing Shelf

February 28, 2011 PORT CHESTER, NY – Well-known children’s entertainer Lou Del Bianco will be performing a Benefit Concert for The Sharing Shelf on March 27 from 1-2:30pm at Temple Israel in New Rochelle. The Sharing Shelf, which distributes gently used quality clothing to needy children throughout Westchester, has moved into a new location at…[More]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Launches “I Believe, I Achieve” Mentoring Program

February 21, 2011 PORT CHESTER, NY – A new one-of-a-kind enhanced mentoring program called “I Believe, I Achieve” includes a focus on parental involvement, accountability and fitness. “The program empowers families, not just the Littles,” says Marsha Tom, Director of BBBS of FSW.  A special grant from the Walter and Vera Scher Family Foundation has…[More]

FSW’s Intergenerational Program Wins National Award

January 26, 2011 My Second Home Wins 2011 MindAlert Award from the American Society on Aging and the MetLife Foundation; Award Recognizes Innovations in Mental Fitness Programming for Older Adults MOUNT KISCO, NY — The American Society on Aging in collaboration with the MetLife Foundation is pleased to announce that the Joining Elders With Early…[More]