For the second year in a row, Tovah Klein, the director of Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, and her team organized a book drive through the Bank Street Bookstore for the HPAC Early Childhood Center. We received over 123 books from their efforts and the generous contributions made at… Continue Reading ›
On Saturday, January 16th, HPAC celebrated Friendship Day at Saint Ignatius School. Hunts Point families with children between the ages 1-8 were invited to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the HPAC Community Service Team, Jumpstart, and the HPAC Young Fellows. The art projects and games… Continue Reading ›
On Sunday, November 22nd, the HPAC Community Service Team (CST) served at one of their favorite volunteer sites, Part of the Solution (POTS). Scholars, Chabely and Britnney, and HPAC Young Fellows, Aimee and Meredith, had the daunting task of making salad for over 400 people! The rest of the volunteers… Continue Reading ›
On November 23rd, the Family Project hosted a November meeting, including dinner and a turkey giveaway. During the meeting, parents were recognized for all of the incredible work they do both inside and outside of the home, particularly the energy they put into supporting their children’s success in all areas. Family… Continue Reading ›
ECE celebrated the completion of another successful Family School Skills session. Both parents and children worked hard (through play!) to develop the skills needed for school readiness. Congratulations, everyone!
For the culmination of their 10 week Community Leadership Course, the Citizens Committee for Children of New York (CCC) invited their participants to Hunts Point. Hunts Point, which has consistently ranked number 1 as the Community District with the most risk factors to childhood development in New York City,… Continue Reading ›
On Sunday, November 15th, a group of Hunts Point children and families attended the Big Apple Circus as the distinguished guests of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. Every child and parent enjoyed popcorn, soda, and candy, as well as the main event: an extravaganza under the big tent! The emcee… Continue Reading ›
At HPAC we love to celebrate the reading accomplishments of our scholars. Damien went above and beyond with his reading this month and has earned the title of “ECE Reader of the Month.” Congratulations, Damien!
On the Friday before Halloween, the ECE team hosted a special event for Play to Learn families. Children ages 0-8 came to the Boat in costume for “Fairies and Fables.” They read Halloween stories, played games, and made crafts. The ECE team also distributed 25 copies of the book “Dignity… Continue Reading ›
Last week, the Family Project took a walk to the Hunts Point Farmer’s Market! Families viewed a cooking demonstration and joined a nutritional class, learning about ideal portions and how to prepare healthy meals on a budget. Thanks to New York’s Department of Health program, Healthbucks, we were able to… Continue Reading ›