Hunts Point Scholars Volunteer to Clean the Bronx River

In Hunts Point, we understand the importance of taking care of the environment and giving back to our communities. On Saturday, November 17th, our community service team members cleaned the Bronx River in partnership with the Bronx River Alliance’s Project WASTE (Waterway And Street Trash Elimination). Project WASTE addresses floatable… Continue Reading ›

Roadtrip Nation Visits Hunts Point and Hyde High School

As the crisp fall weather was finally settling in one Friday morning in Hunts Point, a 30-foot lime green RV pulled up in front of Hyde Leadership Charter High School. Four ‘roadies’ of Roadtrip Nation, from the popular PBS documentary, emerged to spend the morning sharing their lessons on creating… Continue Reading ›

Hunts Point Young Writers Explore the Meaning of Sanctuary

On Thursday May 24th and Friday May 25th, the Storefront Ensemble performed their collection of monologues, Seeking Sanctuary. The Ensemble, comprised of 7th and 8th grade scholars, spend the year writing narratives that reflect their experiences, neighborhood, and families while learning to use written word as an expressive art form…. Continue Reading ›

Readers to Leaders and the Rainbow Crayon

To end a year of literacy and fun, HPAC’s PS 48 Readers to Leaders scholars recreated and performed one of their favorite stories, Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockette Johnson. The scholars dramatized this story by adding themselves to the story, drawing illustrations, writing a sentence describing their picture,… Continue Reading ›

College Decision Day 2018

HPAC celebrated National College Decision Day at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem with 25 other New York City academic non-profit organizations, led by HEAF. The event represents the years of effort our scholars and their families put in towards their goal of college, as they participate in HPAC’s Early… Continue Reading ›

Mentoring Trip to the Metropolitan Museum

On Sunday, May 29th, HPAC’s 9th and 10th grade high school scholars visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art with their mentors. While at the Met, the students experienced a two-hour tour featuring art work from all over the world and different time periods. The exhibits included the American Wing, Egyptian… Continue Reading ›

Storefront Ensemble visits Morgan Stanley

Our Storefront Ensemble scholars had the amazing opportunity to spend a day at Morgan Stanley’s New York headquarters on the third annual Financial Education Day. Through interactive presentations by The Morgan Stanley Team, the seventh and eighth grade scholars learned about saving money for college and different pathways towards a… Continue Reading ›

HPAC’s 2018 College and Career Day

On Saturday, March 10th, a group of 54 excited HPAC scholars visited Lehman College for the 2018 HPAC College and Career Day! This fun, activity-filled day is an opportunity to expose our scholars to positive career role models and to learn about different career and educational pathways. Volunteers from career… Continue Reading ›