FALC Silver Anniversary: Investing in Our Future, One Child at a Time
This year, the Child Care Corporation is celebrating 25 years of the Future of America Learning Center (FALC). Since the day it opened on October 3, 1993, FALC has provided nearly 9,000 children of 1199SEIU members and the community with the opportunity to build and enhance their physical, emotional, cognitive and cultural growth. Our program serves children ages 18 months to 5 years, culminating in a Universal Pre-K ceremony each year. This summer, we celebrated 46 students graduating from the program. The ceremony was complete with song and dance performances, well wishes from instructors and heartfelt testimonials from parents about FALC’s nurturing environment.
FALC also holds other events throughout the year, including an annual Father’s Day breakfast, community outreach activities and educational field trips to museums around New York City. The annual FALC Science Fair is an exciting opportunity for students to take part in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) projects. Students are able to learn the value of science while expressing their creativity among peers, teachers and family.
Every year, the YMP offers teens ages 15 to 17 invaluable opportunities to explore careers in the healthcare industry.
Kimberly has participated in Child Care Funds youth programs for most of her life, but her two years in the WorkForce 2000 Program have been the most impactful.
Students graduate from the WF2 Program with tools that prepare them for a wide range of careers in the healthcare industry.
FALC students put their learning into action by participating in a march to raise awareness about the growing climate crisis.
WorkForce 2000 and the Youth Mentoring Programs, allow teenagers to explore career interests by giving them early access to work experiences and professional development.
The survey was designed to measure the impact of 1199SEIU Child Care Funds programming and gain insight into the scope and diversity of members’ needs and their experiences with the programs.