ECE Reader of the Month

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!

ECE Celebrates Halloween with Fairies and Fables

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 ›

HPAC Visits Hunts Point Farmer’s Market

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 ›

Hunts Point Reads for the Record with Jumpstart

      On Thursday, October 22nd, students across Hunts Point participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record celebration by reading the book Not Norman by Kelly Bennet and completing activities related to the book.  As part of the HPAC Learning Toolbox Event Series, each participant received a Not Norman… Continue Reading ›

HPAC Celebrates 8th Annual Back to School Fair

        HPAC staff, Alliance schools and organizations, and members of the Hunts Point community celebrated the 8th annual Back to School Fair at Hunts Point Riverside Park on Saturday, September 26th 2015.  Over 650 people enjoyed music, food, school supplies, crafts, books, community rowing by Rocking the Boat and… Continue Reading ›

HPAC Summer Leadership Camp Rocks the Boat

Scholars participating in the Leadership Middle School Readiness Camp spent their mornings brushing up on their literacy and math skills and their afternoons on the Bronx River with Rocking the Boat.  Though it was hot, it was perfect rowing weather.  See more pictures from Leadership Camp here.

Summer Smarts visits the Museum of Natural History

Summer Smarts at the Museum of Natural History

HPAC has been working with the next group of kindergarten superstars in Summer Smarts, HPAC’s kindergarten readiness camp.  During the program, students are engaged in reading exercises, dramatic play, and math activities, and fields trips. No summer would be complete without a trip to the Museum of Natural History. The… Continue Reading ›

Remixing Kafka Performance

Remixing Kafka Intro

  Angelique and Sheryl developed and performed in “Remixing Kafka” with students and teachers as part of Columbia Teacher’s College Literacy Unbound program. During the workshop, students and teachers worked together to create an unconventional musical and theatrical interpretation of Franz Kafka’s short story, “The Metamorphosis.”  After the performance, students… Continue Reading ›