About Our Organization
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.
To promote Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations
To prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society
To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities
To promote greater understanding between youth and adults
To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony
To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community
To strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society
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
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
Michelle Ryor, Treasurer
Kate Boczarski, Secretary & Alumni & Associates Liaison
Sarah Ackerly, State President
Molly Sherman, Past State President
Adam Jacobson, Business Person
Karen thomas, Member at Large
Thela Snow, Member at Large
Laura Norris, School Admin / Board Representative
Kira Weaver, College Representative
Rose Avanzato, Teacher Educator
Jan Bowers, Grant Consultant
Cathy Schultz, STAR Events Manager
Vacant, School Administrator Representative
Dove Karn, NYSAFCSE Representative
Margaret Romano, Member at Large & Five-Year Plan Chair
Cathy Schultz, STAR Events Coordinator
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.