College and Career Day 2015


On Saturday, March 28th, a group of 77 enthusiastic HPAC scholars visited Monroe College for the 2015 HPAC College and Career Day! There, they met with over 20 mentors from different professions and learned about their educational and professional journeys. Professionals in finance, law, communications, film, the fire department, and… Continue Reading ›

High School Scholars Visit NYSE


HPAC High School Scholars, Tony and Eduardo, visited the New York Stock Exchange with their mentor, Abe.  In addition to the tour, Abe has been giving them valuable insights on careers in finance.  We may see them back on Wall Street in a few years!

Dr. Seuss Celebration at Play to Learn!


Play to Learn hosted a special Saturday session on March 7th to celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday.  Hunts point families read Dr. Seuss books, made themed crafts, and even had a visit from the Cat in the Hat!

ING Mentor Night


   On Thursday, March 12th, HPAC’s 9th and 10th grade scholars participated in ING Mentor Night at HPAC offices to learn how to write a resume.  HPAC Board Member Sue Yi organized 13 of her colleagues to come to Hunts Point and volunteer their time to help our scholars craft stellar resumes. … Continue Reading ›

Margaret Carrasco Honored by HPAC


  HPAC honored Margaret Carrasco, HPAC Scholar and medical student, on February 25th, 2015 at the Mnuchin Gallery.  The award was presented by Dr. Nathan Kase, Dean Emeritus of the Carl Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where Margaret is a student. For more pictures of the event, visit Facebook…. Continue Reading ›

Join us on February, 25th 2015


We are looking forward to our fourth annual  Cocktail Benefit on February 25, 2015. This year, we will be celebrating HPAC Scholar Margaret Carrasco with an award presented by Dr. Nathan Kase, Dean Emeritus of the Carl Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, where she is a first year… Continue Reading ›

HPAC Community Service Team at POTS

Chelsea and Tony hard at work washing dishes in the kitchen

On Sunday, January 25th, the HPAC Community Service Team, lead by Ms. Thayer, volunteered at Part of the Solution (POTS), a  Bronx-based soup kitchen.  This particular community service project is very popular among HPAC scholars and they volunteer several times a year, helping with the preparation and serving.  Both POTS… Continue Reading ›

SongCorps Winter Performance at PS 48


SongCorps brought the house down at their holiday performance at PS 48 in December. Highlights included the 4th grade ensemble performing Guantanamera in Spanish, and the 5th grade ensemble’s moving rendition of Lean on Me.

Three Kings Celebration

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For the third year in a row, Hunts Point children were visited by the Three Kings. The Three Kings dress in traditional clothing and share the story of the holiday, in addition to presenting every child with a special gift and a great photo opportunity. This year, the celebration was… Continue Reading ›

Afterschool Volunteers Make a Difference


Two volunteers have joined the Readers to Leaders team at PS 48. Ms. Susie and Ms. Katherine join Ms. Jessica and Ms. Hidaliz on Wednesday afternoons to offer one on one instruction to the first grade students who participate in the program.