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Zia Family Focus Center Inc

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Mission: The mission of the Zia Family Focus Center, FFC, is to provide a before/after school enrichment program in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for the children it serves at minimal costs for families.

Results: The Family Focus Center has successfully served children and families since 1991, thanks to general donations and public contributions.

Target demographics: for the children it serves at minimal costs for families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 students while partnering with local businesses, schools and homeschoolers.

Geographic areas served: The mission of the Zia Family Focus Center is to provide a before/after school enrichment program in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment

Programs: FFC offers enrichment classes from creative movement, to sewing, cooking and gardening, basketball, archery, karate, drawing and painting, jazz, ballet, recycled art, basketball, dodgeball help with homework and more.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

My son has participated in several Zia Family Focus Center activities, and the program has always been highly educational in a truly fun setting. The staff of ZFFC is always warm and welcoming, especially with the kids, and they offer thoughtful and creative clubs and events, including Cooking Club, Albuquerque by City Bus Club, Parents Night Out, as well as community building events such as the Fall Festival.

I highly recommend this nonprofit organization that is so valuable to our school and community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Although we're new to the FFC, we've been really thrilled to find it - a warm, welcoming place offering a wide range of interesting classes for children. Our kids are loving playing soccer, doing capoeira, and learning guitar here, and we are grateful to the staff for creating such a special place in the community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My kids have attended classes at FFC for the past 4 years and LOVE it. FFC is a family-friendly, welcoming place that our whole family adores!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter thoroughly enjoys attending classes at the Zia Family Focus Center. The teachers and staff are wonderful, encouraging, and enthusiastic.

Former staff

Rating: 5

The Family Focus Center is a great place for after school care for kids. As a former worker of 7 years I looked forward to teaching kids many different activities and classes. This is a very unique after school program that offers a large variety of different classes with instructors who are specialized in teaching those particular classes. This is a great place to have your kids learn and grow!

Former staff

Rating: 5

The FFC is a great place to learn, grow, make wonderful friends, build a sense of community and "family".

Former staff

Rating: 5

The FFC is a wonderful place. There are so many different options for classes and the staff is wonderful. They go above and beyond to help bring the community together, whether that be through the annual Haunted House, or Parents Night Out, and every single class employees people from the community, and there are always volunteer opportunities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My two kids, ages 5 and 7, have been attending Family Focus afterschool classes since August (from soccer to gardening to "Explorers Club") and have loved it and have been asking to sign up for more classes! It's a wonderful community with great facilities (gym, kitchen, playground, huge greenspace). The staff are very accessible and nurturing. My kids also insist on attending Parents' Night Out -- which is perfect for my husband and me, because we trust the staff and know that our kids are in a safe, fun environment.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Family Focus Center has been the center of some of our most personal memories in Albuquerque. From the haunted house to the many facets of arts and world culture my two daughters have experienced in the after school classes they attended, our lives feel more full and our children happier with FFC just across the street. :-)

Client Served

Rating: 5

Family Focus Center has been a great after school home for my 6 yr old son. My son has lots of energy and loves that he gets to play with kids from different aged classes. Travis and Kathryn have been very flexible in allowing my son to adjust his schedule and classes if needed. The teachers we've worked with, Andrew, Patty, and Katji have been super with my son and he truly enjoys their classes. I love the variety of classes offered, from artistic to athletic to simply fun. Couldn't recommend this business more.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 2 children, ages 6 & 7 yrs. love this program! FFC has a great selection of classes such as soccer, karate, dance, art, & yoga classes that would otherwise cost more money and I would have to drive them around town to get there. The summer camps were great last year and I will sign them up again this year. The staff is warm and friendly and provide a fun, nurturing environment for the students.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Zia Family Focus Center is a home away from home for my children. I have 3 children and all of them have participated in the after-school programs, parents night out, and the summer camps. They are treated with love, kindness and respect. They have taken classes in a wide variety of subjects: karate, acting, guitar, dance, gymnastics, art, soccer, basketball, etc. The Family Focus Center has been an integral part of their lives, and I honestly can't say enough about how amazing this center is. This is a top-notch center that focuses on our children and makes a HUGE difference in their lives and our community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This center has been a wonderful resource for our family for several years. Leaving our children with people who are trustworthy, kind, thoughtful and caring sets our minds at ease. Our boys have been able to study cooking, soccer, gymnastics, art, music, and karate all under one roof! No more driving them all over creation in rush hour traffic. This has meant I can continue with my studies, as my husband works many long hours away from home. It is gratifying to have them spending time with a focus on fitness and enrichment. Their prices are extremely reasonable, especially for what they offer! Between Parents' Nights Out and Spring Break camps, they've thought of everything parents and kids need by way of support. They treat us like family. We are so fortunate to have them!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent and unique organization serving children and their families, providing opportunities for enrichment classes such as cooking, ballet, sewing, art, science and much more. They also provide workshops for adults GED classes, ESL, yoga and more. I know my donations are well used by the low income community.