HPAC hosts first annual Celebrate Success Picnic

Playing tug of war during the field day portion of the Celebrate Success picnic

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 ›

Krystal Reyes in La Reforma

Interview with Krystal Reyes in La Reforma magazine

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 ›

Krystal Reyes on Citizens’ Committee for Children’s Blog

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York's poster for 2015 Keeping Track report.

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.

HPAC Scholars Attend Poetry Slam

HPAC Scholars Attend Poetry Slam

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 ›

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!