FTC Monthly Digest

A Word From Our Director

Volume 1 | Issue 2 | March, 2021

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Greetings everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s been an entire year since COVID-19 upended our everyday lives. While this year has certainly had its challenges, I’m encouraged by the ways that members of our community have supported each other. I’m also excited that there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel! I would encourage everyone to keep masking up, social distancing, and following the guidance of our public health officials so that we can get to the end of the tunnel as soon as possible.

FTC Monthly Digest

A Word From Our Director

Volume 1 | Issue 1 | February, 2021

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Greetings everyone! I am so excited to present our first monthly newsletter to you. We aim to give you up-to-date information about our program and share resources of value to you. We are aware that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused some very serious challenges for families. But, please know that our team stands ready to assist however we can.Please remember that a core objective of Families to College is to support every member of family, not just students. In service of this goal, we are planning to roll out some great new initiatives specifically for parents. Keep your eye on the “Parent Voice” section for more information. Of course, we continue to provide academic support, college readiness, and career exploration through our Campus Center program. Please encourage your students to join our Discord server, so that they can receive information about all of the great opportunities we have targeted to our students.

Let our team of staff, AmeriCorps coaches, and volunteer mentors support you as you continue to work towards your goals for your family! If you need anything from me, please feel free to contact me directly at 856-358-3013 or email me at cwilliams@appelfarm.org.

Spill the Tea

Social distancing shouldn’t mean social isolation. Let’s connect and check-in with each other.

Join FTC for our weekly Spill the Tea, led by our AmeriCorps coaches every Friday at 3:00 PM starting April 3rd!

  • Join online at bit.ly/FTCSPILLTHETEA
  • Or by phone: 1 (646) 558-8656
  • Meeting ID: 895 287 398
  • Password: 655045

Business & Entrepreneurship Course

Want to learn the basics of starting a business? Have an idea that you think people will want to be a part of?

Join FTC for a Business & Entrepreneurship Course with Jocovi Lindsey!

Course Starts  Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 4:30-5:30 PM via Zoom

For more information contact Curtis Williams at 856-358-3013 or cwilliams@appelfarm.org.

Por Los Frutos De Tus Manos

Friday, May 10, 2019 5:30-8:30 pm

Join us for a bilingual family concert! Latin American Smithsonian Folkways Recording Artist and award-winning Musician and Songwriter Suni Paz performs Por Los Frutos de tus Manos, a bilingual Spanish-English concert for the whole family featuring musicians Lisa S. Garrison, Bill May, and Martha Siegel. Dinner provided. This event is free!
¡Únete a nosotros para un concierto bilingüe familiar! Suni Paz es una artista de grabación de Smithsonian Folkways. Por Los Frutos De Tus Manos es producido por Families To College y Lisa S. Garrison y sus asociados. Se proporcionará la cena. ¡Este evento es gratis!

Improv Workshop

Friday, May 3, 2019

5:00-7:00 pm

“Whose line is it, anyway!?” Join us for a night of improv at our beautiful theatre! Learn to improvise from a real actor, get onstage, and perform with family and friends! Groups are encouraged – all families are welcome. Dinner provided.

College Prep Checklist

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Bring your family to this FREE college, career, and financial aid workshop hosted by a Cumberland County College representative! We’ll host a Q&A about the Common App, FAFSA, and much more! All families are welcome! Food and drink provided.

Slam Poetry Night

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

5:00-7:00 pm

Celebrate National Poetry Writing Month with Families To College! Learn about Slam Poetry from an expert, and recite your original poem in our theatre! All families are welcome! Dinner provided.

Bridgeton’s Got Talent!

Friday, February 15, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm

Do YOU have what it takes to be Bridgeton’s next star? Perform with family and friends at FTC’s theatre – dance, poetry, music, and more! Group acts encouraged – all are welcome! Refreshments provided.