A dedicated group from United Water spent the day painting and cleaning at the Bergen Family Center.

Volunteers like this provide essential service to the Center, who use all financial resources for programming.

We are so thankful to the numerous volunteer groups throught the year. Anyone who thinks they would

like to get involved please contact Edward Choi at: 201-568-0817 x18 and become a hero for the day!






March 16, 2012 - Sponsored by the ZONE, Bergen Family Center's school based program, hosts its 2nd annunal Teen Leadership Conference at JCC on the Palisades

Now a motivational speaker, the North Haledon resident has lived up to his motto of putting his words to action by traveling to schools to share his success story. His first book, "The Ultimate Guide to Teen Life," is due out on his 24th birthday, April 15. The life coach who calls himself "high on life" made his latest stop at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades for the second annual Teen Leadership Conference on March 16, attended by over 350 area students, up from last year's turnout of just over 100. (Click below to read more)


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Tina Savrides, center, from the YWCA Bergen County Rape Crisis Center speaks to teens about bullying during a leadership conference at the Kaplen JCC on March 16.

Courtesy of 'NorthJersey.com'





January 31, 2012 - Sponsored by the ZONE, Bergen Family Center's school based program, CC Sabathia visits Dwight Morrow High to inspire students.

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November 2, 2011 - Bergen Family Center holds annual Awards Dinner and Auction- Families participating in Bergen

Thanks to all who made this event possible and successful!

Courtesy of '201 Magazine'




August 11, 2011Family Center's "Family Success Center" enjoyed a barbeque

The Family Success Center program funded by the NJ Department of Children and Families is a prevention program that helps families receive information, referrals and support as they raise their children. For more information, contact Marcia Gongora at 201.568.0817 x 32.



July 27, 2011 - Afterschool program saved by $25,000 impact grant from Community Chest, Englewood

The Community Chest serving EnglewoodEnglewood Cliffs and Tenafly has awarded the Bergen Family Center a $25,000 grant to continue an after-school program for students attending the Janis E. Dismus Middle School...(Click below to continue reading)




June 10, 2011 - Bergen Family Center holds their donor and volunteer appreciation event

Courtesy of '201 Magazine'




May 26, 2011 - After-School funding has some worried in Englewood

Mitch Schonfeld, chief executive of the Bergen Family Center, wants residents to ask state lawmakers to reinstate funding for New Jersey After 3, which helps finance after-school programs throughout the state, including in Englewood...(Click below to continue reading)




Bergen center awarded $280,000 grant for HIV/AIDS services.

A federal grant will help Bergen County residents recently diagnosed with HIV or AIDS get access to medical care and follow-up support through the Ryan White program... (Click below to continue reading)




Teens taking lead on social change.

Photo courtesy of 'The Record'

More than 150 students from seven high schools focused on teen-centric health and social issues — ranging from homophobia and sexual violence to the dangers of social networking — during the first-ever Teen Leadership   Conference... (Click below to continue reading)




“Fit Families” Forum on Childhood Obesity Prevention Aims to Help Increase Awareness and Health in Kids

Community leaders from Bergen Family Center, Englewood Health Department, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the New Milford School District, and the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation will discuss the Obesity Prevention Initiative, a proposed community campaign of consistent health messages on nutrition and physical activity, to be communicated through a partnership of Bergen County organizations who work with children at varying levels.




Bergen Family Center Holds Memorial Day Program (VIDEO double click to play)


Video courtesy of 'NY1'

Seniors at the Bergen Family Center in Englewood were treated to a special Memorial Day program on Friday.




Bergen Family Center Hosts Hanukka Celebration (VIDEO double click to play)


Video courtesy of 'NY1'

Dozens of seniors and some blind residents celebrated Hanukkah Friday at the Bergen Family Center.




Passover traditions celebrated at Bergen Family Center's holiday series

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Local volunteers Olga Mosciaro and Anita Sniderman celebrated Passover with the seniors at the Bergen Family Center    on April 20... (Click below to continue reading)




Seniors at the Bergen Family Center recognized Black History Month

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The seniors at the Bergen Family Center recognized Black History Month with a presentation by local resident Tom "Moose" Monroe, with volunteers Olga Mosciaro and Doris Drakeford of American Legion Post 58... (Click below to continue reading)





Bergen Family Center tackles the meaning of Kwanzaa

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It may have been a little late, but Kwanzaa was celebrated at the Bergen Family Center on Jan. 3, after the festivities were    delayed by weather... (Click below to continue reading)







Governor Jon Corzine