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 ›
HPAC Scholars, Angelique and Sheryl, had the unique opportunity to attend the Literacy Unbound Summer Performance Institute at Columbia Teacher’s College. Literacy Unbound brings together a team of students and teachers to collaborate and adapt literature for the stage. Angelique and Sheryl are working on an adaptation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, which… Continue Reading ›
The Hunts Point Alliance for Children is proud to present the 2015 Back to School Fair! HPAC hosts this event annually in order to get the students and families of Hunts Point excited and prepared for the new academic school year. This event exemplifies HPAC’s vision of having every child… Continue Reading ›
High school HPAC scholars were treated to a special day-long bowling and networking with ING Professionals event in Manhattan. The scholars, HPAC staff, and ING staff and interns were divided into teams and became fast friends while competing. In between all of the strikes and spares, the scholars got to… Continue Reading ›
Today was the first meeting of the South Bronx Infant and Toddler Consortium. It is a part of Hunts Point’s PREP initiative. This consortium aims to bring practitioners, experts, and caretakers together to discuss challenges, issues, and advocacy of infant and toddler development. Hunts Point’s Early Childhood Education team paired… Continue Reading ›
Congratulations to one of our alliance schools, PS 48, on celebrating their 100 year anniversary. The school celebrated this milestone on Thursday, June 18th with a visit from Chancellor Carmen Fariña and student performances. HPAC’s SongCorps boys performed two songs. For more about the celebration watch this feature from News12.
On June 13th, Hunts Point Alliance for Children hosted their first annual Celebrate Success picnic at Hunts Point Riverside Park. This celebration consisted of an awards ceremony honoring the hard work and dedication of our HPAC Scholars and a field day. Special recognition is in order for our senior scholars… Continue Reading ›
In response to the Keeping Track report published by Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, HPAC Executive Director, Krystal Reyes, was interviewed by La Reforma, a Mexican newspaper. In the article, which is in Spanish, she discusses some of the ways in which HPAC is working to combat the… Continue Reading ›
After participating in the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York’s panel discussion for the release of the 2015 Keeping Track report, Krystal was featured on the CCC blog. She discusses why a report like Keeping Track is important for Hunts Point. Read the full interview here.
On Wednesday, May 13, the HPAC Slam Poets attended a youth poetry slam competition sponsored by the Bronx Community Board No.8 in Riverdale. Rodrigo Avila, one of our HPAC Scholars, participated in the event, performing a piece he wrote in his class with instructor, Richard Prins. Great job, Rodrigo! (More… Continue Reading ›