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 ›
In HPAC’s Reader to Leaders after school program at Hyde Leadership Charter School, some of the youngest scholars participate in “Site Word Mondays.” They tell Ms. Reina, our ECE Lead Teacher, their favorite sight word and she writes them down. Then the scholars read the word, build it using yarn,… Continue Reading ›
On Wednesday evening, January 27th, six HPAC parents (one is actually an HPAC grandparent!) convened for a two-hour writing workshop conducted by Alicia Anabel Santos, founder of the NYC Latina Writers group. The theme of the two-session workshop is Parents as Storytellers. At the end of the second session, each… Continue Reading ›
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!