About Us

About the Family Life CenterLess
About the Family Life Center

In 1992 the Family Life Center, Inc. was established as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded to serve the economically distressed community of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. FLC was established in response to massive unemployment and economic decline within the community as a result of the decline in the manufacturing industry. At that time, the organization established programs focused on resiliency and self-improvement.

In 1992 the Family Life Center, Inc. was established as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded to serve the economically distressed community of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. FLC was established in response to massive unemployment and economic decline within the community as a result of the decline in the manufacturing industry. At that time, the organization established programs focused on resiliency and self-improvement.

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The Family Life Center MissionLess
The Family Life Center Mission

Family Life Center’s mission is to empower, educate, and serve individuals, families and the community by promoting positive values and developing constructive alternatives for the whole person.

Family Life Center’s mission is to empower, educate, and serve individuals, families and the community by promoting positive values and developing constructive alternatives for the whole person.

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Family Life Center VisionLess
Family Life Center Vision

The vision of the Family Life Center is to become a leading community institution heavily engaged in social development, community revitalization and offering individuals it serves with access to economic opportunity.

The vision of the Family Life Center is to become a leading community institution heavily engaged in social development, community revitalization and offering individuals it serves with access to economic opportunity.

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The Family Life Center ApproachLess
The Family Life Center Approach

The Family Life Center’s approach to child development over the past 24-years is to spotlight the successes of preventive programming. Our belief is that too many youth empowerment programs document ineptness, failures, and tragedy. Furthermore, media outlets focus on youth crime rates, teenage pregnancy, and general lack of fitness for the workforce. This inundation of negative images reinforces stereotypes and produces an overwhelming sense of helplessness about the future of urban children. In contrast, the FLC’s programs have produced countless examples of underserved youth creating positive changes in their communities. By leveraging the expertise of our founder and Board Members, the FLC is well positioned to develop and promote workable solutions. The FLC’s innovative approach meets a critical need for the youth of Beaver County.

The Family Life Center’s approach to child development over the past 24-years is to spotlight the successes of preventive programming. Our belief is that too many youth empowerment programs document ineptness, failures, and tragedy. Furthermore, media outlets focus on youth crime rates, teenage pregnancy, and general lack of fitness for the workforce. This inundation of negative images reinforces stereotypes and produces an overwhelming sense of helplessness about the future of urban children. In contrast, the FLC’s programs have produced countless examples of underserved youth creating positive changes in their communities. By leveraging the expertise of our founder and Board Members, the FLC is well positioned to develop and promote workable solutions. The FLC’s innovative approach meets a critical need for the youth of Beaver County.

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The FLC Fundraising Capacity and SustainabilityLess
The FLC Fundraising Capacity and Sustainability

Fundraising capacity and sustainability is critical to the long-term viability of any program. The Family Life Center has a team of experienced professional fundraisers and capital formation experts that provide substantial capacity. They have raised millions of dollars at the academic, non-profit, and business level. Their experience includes senior level management of capital campaigns at Duke University Medical and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, as well as campaigns for the Democratic National Committee, area non-profits, churches, and businesses. The FLC fundraising expertise covers corporate sponsorship, major gifts, planned gifts, matching gifts, annual fund, foundations, and corporations, proposal writing, donor identification, and research. The Family Life Center’s founders and administrators have raised millions of dollars to support programming, community outreach, brick & mortar projects, and academic scholarships in the Aliquippa community for over 57-years. Funding sources that the FLC team have begun cultivating include The Ford Foundation, The Overdeck Family Foundation, The Simon Foundation, R.K. Mellon Foundation, The ALCOA Foundation, the Highmark Foundation, the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, Assure America, the Conservation Fund, as well as private individuals.

Fundraising capacity and sustainability is critical to the long-term viability of any program. The Family Life Center has a team of experienced professional fundraisers and capital formation experts that provide substantial capacity. They have raised millions of dollars at the academic, non-profit, and business level. Their experience includes senior level management of capital campaigns at Duke University Medical and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, as well as campaigns for the Democratic National Committee, area non-profits, churches, and businesses. The FLC fundraising expertise covers corporate sponsorship, major gifts, planned gifts, matching gifts, annual fund, foundations, and corporations, proposal writing, donor identification, and research. The Family Life Center’s founders and administrators have raised millions of dollars to support programming, community outreach, brick & mortar projects, and academic scholarships in the Aliquippa community for over 57-years. Funding sources that the FLC team have begun cultivating include The Ford Foundation, The Overdeck Family Foundation, The Simon Foundation, R.K. Mellon Foundation, The ALCOA Foundation, the Highmark Foundation, the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, Assure America, the Conservation Fund, as well as private individuals.

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Operational and Educational CapacityLess
Operational and Educational Capacity

The Family Life Center team is also skilled in education programming, evaluation, curriculum design and implementation, and business management. The FLC board of directors and advisors hold terminal degrees in education, business, law, and other fields from institutions and organizations such as Harvard University Graduate School of Education, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University School of Law, Georgetown University, Yale University, Penn State University, Merrill Lynch, and a certification in Six Sigma Black Belt. FLC’s own in-house academic advisors and curriculum specialists include Mr. Wayne B. Cobb, former Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for University Outreach who also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the Harvard University, and Dr. Wendy Etheridge-Smith, of Higher Achievement who holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Pittsburgh. 

The Family Life Center team is also skilled in education programming, evaluation, curriculum design and implementation, and business management. The FLC board of directors and advisors hold terminal degrees in education, business, law, and other fields from institutions and organizations such as Harvard University Graduate School of Education, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University School of Law, Georgetown University, Yale University, Penn State University, Merrill Lynch, and a certification in Six Sigma Black Belt. FLC’s own in-house academic advisors and curriculum specialists include Mr. Wayne B. Cobb, former Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for University Outreach who also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the Harvard University, and Dr. Wendy Etheridge-Smith, of Higher Achievement who holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Pittsburgh. 

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The Family Life Center TodayLess
The Family Life Center Today

Today, the Family Life Center has built a strong board of directors, and administrative team with the aim of creating transformative value in the lives of others. The FLC functions as a catalyst and positive agent for positive change through its programs and services for residents of Aliquippa and Beaver County, and it takes a proactive role in establishing relationships needed to address community needs. Through its leadership, a broad range of partnerships have been developed that support the local school district, the health system, community-based organizations, and the State of Pennsylvania SNAP program. Since its inception 25-years ago the FLC’s programs have assisted thousands of low-income community residents, and today it’s at the vanguard of yet another wave of community transformation, and intervention.

Today, the Family Life Center has built a strong board of directors, and administrative team with the aim of creating transformative value in the lives of others. The FLC functions as a catalyst and positive agent for positive change through its programs and services for residents of Aliquippa and Beaver County, and it takes a proactive role in establishing relationships needed to address community needs. Through its leadership, a broad range of partnerships have been developed that support the local school district, the health system, community-based organizations, and the State of Pennsylvania SNAP program. Since its inception 25-years ago the FLC’s programs have assisted thousands of low-income community residents, and today it’s at the vanguard of yet another wave of community transformation, and intervention.

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