Shakespeare Society Visits Family School Skills

Polar bear, Polar Bear, what do you hear? I hear Rhys reading to me! Family School Skills had a special visit yesterday from, Rhys McClelland, the Educational Director of the Shakespeare program at HPAC. Rhys made time for the HPAC babies even though he has a very busy schedule and… Continue Reading ›

2017 Cocktail Benefit

On Wednesday, April 26th, we held our annual Cocktail Benefit at Christie’s Auction House. Friends of HPAC came to this beautiful venue to celebrate the accomplishments of our wonderful Hunts Point Scholars. The Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble Chorus started the night off by performing a beautiful song called Nightingale… Continue Reading ›

2017 College And Career Day

On Saturday, March 18th, 2017, HPAC presented their 7th annual College and Career Day. 63 scholars had the opportunity to meet with 36 Career Volunteers from a range of professions. The volunteers spoke about the different educational and professional paths that led them to their career choices and the scholars… Continue Reading ›

Activist New York Exhibition

On February 12th, 2017 HPAC’s mentors met their mentees at the Museum of the City of New York. The morning started with an exciting tour of the Activist New York exhibition, where we learned how activists have influenced and changed New York through time. All students were very engaged and… Continue Reading ›

HPAC Scholars Celebrate Holidays with Gratitude

This holiday season, more than 90 Hunts Point students received gifts through the generosity of the New York community. All students are HPAC Scholars enrolled in early childhood programming, Readers to Leaders after school program, and the Family Project. This celebration of holiday joy was made possible through the New York… Continue Reading ›

HPAC Scholars Give Back to Community

The HPAC High School Community Service Team (CST) was incredibly engaged during the fall semester of 2016-17. They started the year working hard at HPAC’s Back to School Fair, supporting the community where they have grown up. Followed by their service at New York Cares Fall Day, where their project… Continue Reading ›

Freshman Mentees Visit Museo del Barrio

On December 3rd, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children held the Winter Mentor Outing, including the freshman mentees, their mentors and parents. Mentors had the opportunity to spend time with their mentees while sharing a meal, and meet their mentees parents for the first time. After lunch, everyone walked together… Continue Reading ›

HPAC Parents Get Healthy

In early August, Hunts Point Alliance for Children Family Project and Early Childhood Education parents participated in Urban Health Plan’s annual Diabetes Expo and used Health Bucks from the DOH at the Hunts Point Farmer’s Market. Parents joined a community walk to the Farmer’s Market and over 15 families participated… Continue Reading ›

Alliance Celebrates School Year’s End with Barbecue

To celebrate a year of successful collaboration, HPAC held the last Alliance meeting of the school year outside at Rocking the Boat and the POINT’s Riverside Park campus.  Culinary students from JVL Wildcat High School prepared a barbecue luncheon for all members to enjoy. The year marked many individual and… Continue Reading ›

Eclipsed 10,000 Girls

Thank you to the NYC Children’s Cabinet for inviting HPAC scholars to see the Broadway show Eclipsed. The tickets were distributed as part of a city-wide grant allowing 10,000 girls to see Eclipsed for free. The play is based on the lives of five women and their survival in the… Continue Reading ›