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 ›

Spring Semester Celebration at Family School Skills

HPAC’s early childhood team celebrated the completion of another Family School Skills (FSS) semester. We are extremely proud of the families that completed the eight-week session. Each of these sessions focus on strengthening parent-child relationships through communication and child-directed play. A favorite book from this semester was Where’s Spot? where… Continue Reading ›

Friendship Day 2018

In January 2018, HPAC celebrated its third annual community Friendship Day, a celebration of the legacy of Dr. King. In partnership with the Graham Windham Beacon Program, the local community school BAMM was opened to children under 8 and their family to literacy-filled morning reflecting themes of peace, community, tolerance, and… Continue Reading ›

Fall FSS End of Session Celebration

Congratulations to all the families who successfully completed our Fall Family School Skills session! We are proud of all the hard work (and play) they put into the weekly sessions. Sessions involve family discussions on children’s development skills, parent-child play time, social-emotional focused activities for children, and songs and read-alouds…. Continue Reading ›

The Family Project Gives Thanks

Last Monday, HPAC families celebrated our annual Hunts Point Family Project Thanksgiving Dinner and Turkey Giveaway! This event gets better every year, and this year was no exception. We are grateful to our partner, the JVL Wildcat Cafe, who catered a beautiful feast. This year  84 people (48 adults and 36 children, not… Continue Reading ›

Hunts Point Reads for the Record 2017

On Thursday, October 19th, students across Hunts Point participated in Jumpstart’s national Read for the Record celebration by reading Liz Wong’s Quackers and participating in related craft and literacy activities. Jumpstart’s annual campaign gathers over 2 million people around the world to read the same book on the same day to… Continue Reading ›