About Our Organization

New York State FCCLA is the New York State Association of the national organization, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).


FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Today over 175,000 members in more than 5,300 chapters are active in a network of associations in all 50 states, in addition to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.


To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.


  1. To promote Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations

  2. To prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society

  3. To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities

  4. To promote greater understanding between youth and adults

  5. To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony

  6. To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community

  7. To strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society

  8. To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life

Meet Our Officers

Image of our newly appointed officer team coming soon....

New York District Map

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State Coordinators


Theresa Sherman & Lisa Thomas

Board of Trustees

Ryan Judge, Chair & Business Person

Cindy Parker, Vice-Chair & NYSAAFCS Liaison

Lisa Thomas , State Coordinator

Terri Sherman, Assistant Coordinator

Malcolm Johnson, State President

Michelle Ryor, Treasurer

Kate Boczarski, Secretary & Alumni & Associates Liaison

Sarah Ackerly, Past State President

Molly Sherman, College Representative

Adam Jacobson, Business Person

Karen thomas, Member at Large

Thela Snow, Member at Large

Laura Norris, School Admin / Board Representative

Rose Avanzato, Teacher Educator

Cathy Schultz, STAR Events Manager

Dove Karn, NYSAFCSE Representative

Margaret Romano,  Member at Large & Five-Year Plan Chair

Ariana Hendricks, Student Treasurer

Join Our Team!

We seek a motivated,

self-starter to join the NYS

FCCLA Leadership Team

as a PR, Marketing,

and Sponsorships Coordinator.

Click Here for the job posting!