NYC looks to close inequality gap with ‘Family Enrichment Centers’ at 30 at-risk areas


Thirty communities across the five boroughs considered hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic will soon receive family enrichment centers (FECs) to help eliminate decades of neglect and inequality, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

The FECs serve as welcoming, one-stop hubs for low income New Yorkers to receive services and support to help lead a better life, according to the mayor. Three such centers were previously established in East New York, Brooklyn, along with the Highbridge and Hunts Point sections of the Bronx, to help close the inequality gap.