“Welcome to Friends Coffee and Tea, how can I help you today?” FCSN trainee greets customers at the checkout counter of Friends Coffee and Tea. Since the pandemic began, Friends Coffee and Tea has been closed for over a year. Recently, it has been able to be reopened, resuming on-the-job training opportunities for special needs individuals. It is programs like this that allowed Friends of Children with Special Needs to be awarded Top 40 Non-Profit Organization by State Farm Neighborhood Assist. Continue reading FCSN Awarded Top 40 Non-Profit Organization in the US
Read about what goes on in East Bay Adult Day Program Client Council Meetings, and how each member contributes to these meetings. Continue reading Meet Our Client Council Members ADP Q2
With the acquisition of the Osgood Center, FCSN will be able to service more special needs clients, host more classes and activities. However, we will need to renovate the building to meet our needs. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $350K this year. Continue reading 2021 Gala: Together We Can Expand Our Dream
After 17 months of being temporarily closed due to the pandemic, Friends Coffee & Tea finally reopened on July 19, 2021. With a new and improved website and social media presence, and delicious menu items to celebrate this grand reopening, staff members are excited to welcome customers back and provide essential job training to special needs individuals. Continue reading Friends Coffee & Tea: Yes, We Are Back!!
Linmei, Jim, Albert, and Anna share insights on the difference between FCSN and other similar organizations, what is it that makes FCSN so successful. Continue reading FCSN 25th Anniversary Special : Q&A With the Co-Founders PART 3
隨著疫苗施打率提升，許多行業、學校陸續恢復上班、上課。華人特殊兒童之友(FCSN)30也於本月19日正式重新開張，迎來許多學員到現場。特殊兒童之友的學員看到彼此都格外想念與開心，老師們非常開心全部學員平安歸來上課，好像大家合作打了一場硬仗，戰勝了疫情，終於能團聚。 Continue reading 華人特殊兒童之友重新開張 1年不見 學員難掩興奮
FCSN’s 25th Anniversary song “Friends with Dreams” is an original song written and produced by FCSN parents and volunteers, and performed by our special needs individuals. Read about the inspiring behind-the-scenes story, including concept creation, finding collaborators, producer, composing the music, writing lyrics, finding singers, video taping and editing. Continue reading The Making of the Music Video for FCSN 25 th Anniversary “Friends With Dreams”
As we gear towards reopening, the cost to create a safe and engaging environment is hefty. FCSN’s Reopening Soon Campaign aims to raise over $50,000 by the end of May. Your kind donation can help FCSN WIN $20,000 PRIZE for most number of donors in the Give In May fundraising drive. Continue reading Help FCSN Reopen!
FCSN boldly sponsors the UNITY AGAINST HATE National Rally this Saturday 5/15, 11am at Veteran Memorial Park by Fremont Hall of Justice!! JOIN US!! Continue reading Protect Our Community! Stand Together, Stop Asian Hate!