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 ›
On May 8th and 9th, the HPAC Storefront Ensemble, made up of 7th and 8th grade scholars, share stories through performance. These pieces were a year in the making. Members of the Ensemble participated in writing intensive workshops to formulate and edit their stories. Those stories were then… Continue Reading ›
For the 8th year in a row, the Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble, a collaboration between the Hunts Point Alliance for Children and the Shakespeare Society, worked with Hunts Point students to produce a Shakespeare play in original language. This year, 4th, 5th, and 6 grade students… Continue Reading ›
On Friday, April 24th, the Hunts Point Shakespeare Ensemble had extra hands on deck to help with final rehearsals and set construction. Twenty volunteers from Purpose helped build set pieces and got a sneak peek of the Twelfth Night performance, which opened Friday, May 1st at MS 424 (photos from… Continue Reading ›
On Saturday, March 28th, a group of 77 enthusiastic HPAC scholars visited Monroe College for the 2015 HPAC College and Career Day! There, they met with over 20 mentors from different professions and learned about their educational and professional journeys. Professionals in finance, law, communications, film, the fire department, and… Continue Reading ›
HPAC High School Scholars, Tony and Eduardo, visited the New York Stock Exchange with their mentor, Abe. In addition to the tour, Abe has been giving them valuable insights on careers in finance. We may see them back on Wall Street in a few years!
Play to Learn hosted a special Saturday session on March 7th to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Hunts point families read Dr. Seuss books, made themed crafts, and even had a visit from the Cat in the Hat!
On Thursday, March 12th, HPAC’s 9th and 10th grade scholars participated in ING Mentor Night at HPAC offices to learn how to write a resume. HPAC Board Member Sue Yi organized 13 of her colleagues to come to Hunts Point and volunteer their time to help our scholars craft stellar resumes. … Continue Reading ›
HPAC honored Margaret Carrasco, HPAC Scholar and medical student, on February 25th, 2015 at the Mnuchin Gallery. The award was presented by Dr. Nathan Kase, Dean Emeritus of the Carl Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where Margaret is a student. For more pictures of the event, visit Facebook…. Continue Reading ›
We are looking forward to our fourth annual Cocktail Benefit on February 25, 2015. This year, we will be celebrating HPAC Scholar Margaret Carrasco with an award presented by Dr. Nathan Kase, Dean Emeritus of the Carl Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, where she is a first year… Continue Reading ›