ING treated high school HPAC scholars to a special day-long bowling and networking event in Manhattan. The scholars, HPAC staff, and ING staff and interns were divided into teams and became fast friends while competing. In between all of the strikes and spares, the scholars got to find out about… Continue Reading ›
Today was the first meeting of the South Bronx Infant and Toddler Consortium. It is a part of Hunts Point’s PREP initiative. This consortium aims to bring practitioners, experts, and caretakers together to discuss challenges, issues, and advocacy of infant and toddler development. Hunts Point’s Early Childhood Education team paired… Continue Reading ›
Congratulations to one of our alliance schools, PS 48, on celebrating their 100th anniversary. The school celebrated this milestone on Thursday, June 18th with a visit from Chancellor Carmen Fariña and student performances. For more about the celebration watch this feature from News12.
On June 13th, Hunts Point Alliance for Children hosted their first annual Celebrate Success picnic at Hunts Point Riverside Park. This celebration consisted of an awards ceremony honoring the hard work and dedication of our HPAC Scholars and a field day. Special recognition is in order for our senior scholars… Continue Reading ›
In response to the Keeping Track report published by Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, HPAC Executive Director, Krystal Reyes, was interviewed by La Reforma, a Mexican newspaper. In the article, which is in Spanish, she discusses some of the ways in which HPAC is working to combat the… Continue Reading ›
After participating in the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York’s panel discussion for the release of the 2015 Keeping Track report, Krystal was featured on the CCC blog. She discusses why a report like Keeping Track is important for Hunts Point. Read the full interview here.
On Wednesday, May 13, the HPAC Slam Poets attended a youth slam competition sponsored by the Bronx Community Board No.8 in Riverdale. Rodrigo Avila, one of our HPAC Scholars, participated in the event, performing a piece he wrote in his class with instructor, Richard Prins. Great job, Rodrigo! (More information… Continue Reading ›
On May 8th and 9th, the HPAC Storefront Ensemble, made up of 7th and 8th grade scholars, performed pieces that were a year in the making. Members of the Ensemble participated in writing intensive workshops to formulate and edit their stories. Those stories were then compiled into a… Continue Reading ›
For the 8th year in a row, the Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble, a collaboration between the Hunts Point Alliance for Children and the Shakespeare Society, worked with Hunts Point students to produce a Shakespeare play in original language. This year, 4th, 5th, and 6 grade students… Continue Reading ›
On Friday, April 24th, the Hunts Point Shakespeare Ensemble had extra hands on deck to help with final rehearsals and set construction. Twenty volunteers from Purpose helped build set pieces and got a sneak peek of the Twelfth Night performance, which opened Friday, May 1st at MS 424 (photos from… Continue Reading ›