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 ›
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!