College and Career Day 2015

Students talking to a police officer at College and Career Day 2015

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 ›

High School Scholars Visit New York Stock Exchange

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!

Dr. Seuss Celebration at Play to Learn!

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat came to Visit Play To Learn

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!

ING Mentor Night

HPAC Scholars getting mentored by ING employees

   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 ›

Margaret Carrasco Honored by HPAC

Margaret Carrasco honored by HPAC for commitment to excellence.

  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 ›

HPAC Community Service Team Volunteer at POTS

Chelsea and Tony, two Community Service Team volunteers, hard at work washing dishes in the kitchen.

On Sunday, January 25th, the HPAC Community Service Team, lead by Ms. Thayer, volunteered at Part of the Solution (POTS), a  Bronx-based soup kitchen.  This particular community service project is very popular among HPAC scholars and they volunteer several times a year, helping with the preparation and serving of food…. Continue Reading ›