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A Letter to Our Children from Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman

August, 2017 A Letter to Our Children: We adults must be very confusing at times. Too often, we have not protected you from the open and random expressions of bigotry, racism, and violence in our world, and in our community.  Most often, we fail to protect you from the endless barrage of media imagery that…

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Social Work Month 2017: Social Workers Stand Up!

Social workers stand up for their clients every day. They support people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, our veterans, children, families and communities. Yet many people still misunderstand who social workers are and the invaluable contributions they bring to society. This month, NCCF recognizes the hard work and dedication of our…

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Santa and Cabin John Volunteer Fire Department Deliver Gifts to Greentree Shelter

The fire truck’s siren was blaring, as were the sirens on several other fire vehicles, as they entered the NCCF grounds headed toward the Greentree Shelter on Christmas Eve. What was the emergency?  Nothing serious — just Santa Claus perched atop the Cabin John Volunteer Department Engine coming with his elves (other members of the…

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Meet NCCF’s New Board Trustee: Stuart Eisen

In 2003, Stuart Eisen showed up to an elementary school in Anacostia for a day of service, hosted by his company at the time. While Stuart was playing catch with young children and speaking with their teacher about the lack of financial resources for the classroom, he had no way of knowing this was the…

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Meet NCCF’s New Board Trustee: Scott Nudelman

Philanthropic commitment and dedication to local communities characterize the newest member of The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) Board of Trustees, Scott Nudelman. When Scott is not working or rushing to pick up his son from soccer, you will find him volunteering for one of a number of the local non-profits he supports….

The Zonta Club of Montgomery County Joins NCCF for a Celebration of Poetry, Purpose and Vision

When local author Charles Gensheimer approached NCCF’s Executive Director, Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman, knew exactly what she wanted to do with them. With help from the Zonta Club of Montgomery County, a longtime NCCF supporter, she invited students from the J.C. Nalle Community School in Southeast, DC to become illustrators, putting pictures to Gensheimer’s words….

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Art & Soul Featured Artists

The 9th Annual Art & Soul Charity Auction is a partnership with artists who care deeply about our community and support the mission of the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF). These artists contribute their most valuable gift to the community: their artistic expression. Each artist participating in NCCF’s auction has shown a willingness…

The Inside View – Sheryl Brissett Chapman

April 10, 2011 Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman has spent 20 years bringing to light the plight of Montgomery County’s poor and its victims of abuse. Her agency has provided them with shelters, counseling, adoptive homes and a respected voice. Dr. Chapman spoke with The Washington Examiner about her lifelong work on behalf of the underprivileged,…

Bethesda Magazine – Women We Admire: Sheryl Brissett Chapman

Sheryl Brissett Chapman heads the National Center for Children and Families, overseeing an average annual operating budget of nearly $18 million and a staff of 200. Still, when a child comes to her office with a problem, Brissett Chapman, 60, drops everything to help. “She’s a leading child welfare expert who understands the research and…

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