In 1972, a group of concerned citizens founded Community Family Centers (formerly Chicano Family Center) to provide community-based social and educational services to low-income families in Houston’s Greater East End. Today, CFC is an agency with a $2.7 million annual operating budget, 48 staff members, and more than 500 volunteers, who serve over 40,000 clients each year. CFC works towards its mission by providing a safe and nurturing environment for children to excel and adults to learn, by strengthening community partnerships, and through the promotion of cultural understanding and community empowerment.

CFC became a United Way agency in 1978, and in 1998 purchased its main facility – a 32,000 square foot building in the heart of the East End barrio. In December 2004, CFC began an extensive capacity building campaign aimed at ensuring the agency’s long-term growth and service to the community. Phase I of the project, the construction of the John P. McGovern M.D. Community  Sports and Recreational Building , was completed in 2011. In 2015, an additional 7,000 square feet of space was renovated to welcome the Los Niños Montessori Program. A youth soccer field  was completed in 2016.