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 ›

SongCorps Winter Performance at PS 48

SongCorps boys performing at PS 48

SongCorps brought the house down at their holiday performance at PS 48 in December. Highlights included the 4th grade ensemble performing Guantanamera in Spanish, and the 5th grade ensemble’s moving rendition of Lean on Me.

Three Kings Celebration

A child posing with the Three Kings

For the third year in a row, Hunts Point children were visited by the Three Kings. The Three Kings dress in traditional clothing and share the story of the holiday, in addition to presenting every child with a special gift and a great photo opportunity. This year, the celebration was… Continue Reading ›

Afterschool Volunteers Make a Difference

Participants of Readers to Leaders and the two volunteers Ms. Susie and Ms. Katherine

Two volunteers have joined the Readers to Leaders team at PS 48. Ms. Susie and Ms. Katherine join Ms. Jessica and Ms. Hidaliz on Wednesday afternoons to offer one on one instruction to the first grade students who participate in the program.

BronxNet Features Interview with HPAC’s Executive Director

As part of the BronxNet’s series featuring non-profits that make a difference, Krystal was invited to discuss HPAC’s vision, student and family programming, and the work of our Alliance. The interview provides an excellent introduction to HPAC and overview of HPAC’s work. The video can be view on BronxNet.