PARENTPAGEThe Power of Parents and Caregivers

At HPAC, we believe that creating neighborhood change that helps children and families realize their educational goals means working together with schools, families, and other organizations dedicated to serving children. Parents are at the center of this work.

HPAC strongly values our partnership with parents.  Together, we can all build bright futures for their children and all the children in this vibrant neighborhood.

Below is a list of commonly asked questions that many parents ask us.  If you have any other questions please call 718-620-2824, ext. 100, email, or stop by!

What programs does HPAC offer?

HPAC believes in supporting Hunts Point students from birth to college.

Our model is based on building long-term relationships with families and working with students to ensure they are ready to succeed at each step on their journey to high school graduation and beyond.

Learn more about the birth to college pipeline on our Programs Page or by viewing the following documents:

HPAC Program Pipeline

Early Childhood Education Programs

Youth Development Programs

HPAC Organization Overview

How do I enroll my child in HPAC programs?

Early Childhood Programs

Please check our Community Calendar for a full listing of Play to Learn sessions that are open to all families in Hunts Point. Enrollment for our Early Childhood programs for parents and caregivers take place throughout the year. Check our Facebook and Early Childhood Programs page for more information.

Enrollment for our Readers to Leaders afterschool program for kindergarten students is completed in partnership with participating alliance schools and notices will be sent home with students in September of each year.

Youth Development Programs and Education Counseling for HPAC Scholars

HPAC recruits new scholars who are current 3rd through 7th grade students (i.e. rising 4th-8th grade) each spring for the following academic year to participate in the Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble (Chorus and Acting) and the Storefront Ensemble. Students selected for the Ensembles join our college pipeline and receive education/college counseling, access to social services, and eligibility to apply for middle and high school scholarships.

HPAC is looking for students that are eager to learn new things, show academic promise in reading and/or math, and work well in group settings. Eligible students must either live or attend school in the 10474 zip code. All programs require high-levels of commitment from parents and students, including excellent attendance, and participation in weekend programming.

Recruitment for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in Spring 2019. Please check back for application information.

How can I learn about current HPAC program activities?

We hope you’ll visit our “What’s Happening” Page to read current program and community updates, as well as meet our scholars to learn about what HPAC scholars are achieving.

How can I learn about Community Events?

HPAC is Hunts Point Proud! Like us on Facebook to read community updates, see pictures of our students in action, and share your own photos from Hunts Point events.

Community events hosted by HPAC, alliance members, and partners are listed on our Community Calendar. We look forward to seeing you!

Who works at HPAC?

HPAC’s success is due to the hard work of our dedicated staff. HPAC’s team of teachers and teaching artists are highly qualified and care about Hunts Point families. Read more on the HPAC Staff Page.

What organizations are part of the Hunts Point Alliance for Children?

HPAC works with seven schools and nine community-based organizations focused on education in Hunts Point. For a full description and list, see the Alliance Members Page.