On Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st, the Storefront Ensemble performed “Life that Grows from the Sidewalk,” a collection of monologues and scenes that the ensemble wrote and compiled themselves. Each year, 7th and 8th grade scholars who participate in the Storefront Ensemble work with teaching artists to craft… Continue Reading ›
The Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble completed their ninth season on Sunday, May 15th with an enchanting performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Ensemble, which is a collaboration between HPAC and the Shakespeare Society, performed on Friday, May 13th in the MS 424/Hyde Auditorium and to a sold out… Continue Reading ›
On Wednesday, May 4th, HPAC held our annual Cocktail Benefit for the first time at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Friends of HPAC trekked through the gloomy weather to this new and exciting venue to celebrate the accomplishments of Hunts Point Students. Among the books, both new and old,… Continue Reading ›
This month’s ECE Reader of the Month honors go to Jacob and his Mom. They read a lot of wonderful stories from our Lending Library during the previous month. Congratulations, Jacob! Keep up the great work!
We are extremely proud of the families that graduated from our Family School Skills (FSS) sessions this semester! Each of these sessions focus on strengthening parent-child relationships through communication and child-directed play. The families came together, brought food, and played some music in order to celebrate this achievement. Congratulations to… Continue Reading ›
On Saturday, March 12th, 2016, HPAC presented its 6th annual College and Career Day, hosted by Monroe College at their Bronx Campus. Attended by 67 HPAC Scholars in grades 4 through 10, the students met with one of 25 Career Volunteers from various professional backgrounds, including law, media, finance, social… Continue Reading ›
In partnership with Dimension Learning, HPAC offered a two-week introduction of Computer Aided Design (CAD) programming and 3D printing for the 9th and 10th grade HPAC Scholars. The Scholars spent two Saturday mornings learning how to use prototypes to improve their design, solving problems through trouble-shooting, and learning how computer… Continue Reading ›
The Hunts Point Storefront Ensemble, comprised of 7th and 8th grade students from each of Hunts Point middle schools, traveled to Morgan Stanley headquarters this February as part of HPAC’s Community to College Pipeline. The Morgan Stanley Team created a instructive career-oriented evening for the HPAC Scholars, featuring a tour… Continue Reading ›
At HPAC we encourage our scholars to read books because we understand how important reading is to their education. Kadi took her reading to another level and earned herself Reader of the Month honors. Congratulations, Kadi!
On Tuesday, February 16th, HPAC was recognized as a part of the “Big Hearts Give” program through the Rite Aid KidCents Foundation. HPAC has been a designated Rite Aid KidCents Charity since September 2014. During that time, Rite Aid Wellness+ members have been able to round up the cost of their purchases… Continue Reading ›