Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) today announced the launch of its new, expanded, bi-lingual website, HuntsPoint.org.
The website will enable HPAC to increase awareness of its work to support the educational achievement of children in Hunts Point, one of the poorest communities in the nation. It will provide local families with greater access to information on HPAC’s programs and opportunities and serve as a platform for alliance members to share information on community activities.
The site will feature stories about and by HPAC students offering insight on their lives, activities and achievement; a regular column called “Hunts Point of View,” containing informed commentary on education and community issues; and information on HPAC’s direct programing and efforts working with alliance members and other non-profit partners to serve the needs of children and families in the community.
“The website is a key way that anyone, whether they are from Hunts Point or not, can learn about the work that HPAC is doing directly and through our Alliance,” said Krystal Reyes, Executive Director. “Visitors will have an opportunity to see the achievements of our students and learn about the vibrancy of our community. We hope the new website becomes a tool and reference for our community members and for anyone interested in getting involved in our work.”
About the Hunts Point Alliance for Children
The Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) is a collaboration of sixteen individual schools and non-profit organizations committed to supporting children and families living in the Hunts Point peninsula of the South Bronx.
The Citizens’ Committee for Children on New York has identified Hunts Point as the most at-risk neighborhood for children in New York based on economic, employment, housing, health and other factors. Over 59% of the children in the community live in poverty.
HPAC’s efforts are driven by the vision that Hunts Point children will be ready for kindergarten, ready for middle school, ready for high school, and ready for higher education. In the seven years of its existence, HPAC has been a strong voice for the children of Hunts Point and a conduit for resources to support the schools and organizations in this community.
HPAC’s birth to college pipeline provides programming and academic opportunities in the following program areas: Early Childhood Education, Youth Development, Education Transition Counseling, and Family Support Services.
On an annual basis, HPAC serves 300 children and young people and reaches 2,000 residents through community events and outreach.