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Mad Science at The Prospect

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects are a key component of our after-school programs. As part of our fall curriculum, children in our Big Brownstone after-school program participated in Mad Science, where once a week children learn STEM subjects like robotics through a variety of exciting hands-on

November 19th, 2015|

Halloween with MUFG

Children in our Prospect and Saratoga Early Education Centers took a mini-field trip to MUFG offices in Manhattan where they went “cubicle to cubicle” instead of “door to door” trick or treating. One of our goals at HFH is to make the children at our sites

October 29th, 2015|

Hofstra University Students Lend a Helping Hand

This summer, a group of freshmen from Hofstra University's Discovery Program spent a day volunteering at the Saratoga. For their "day of service," our volunteers played educational games with children in our early childhood education center and assisted in the after-school program. This thoughtful group was also

August 25th, 2015|

Summer Camp Gives Homeless Children A Chance To Just Be Kids

Homelessness places profound stress on a child's life, and many of these stressors are compounded during the summer season. Homes for the Homeless offers a unique opportunity for over 550 children to attend Summer Camps in Harriman State Park and experience the season as a kid should - with activities including hiking, swimming, dancing,

July 28th, 2015|

Changing the Odds

Bronx teens volunteer to help homeless youth Changing The Odds is a group of Bronx teenagers who volunteer at least 20 hours of community service helping others. (April 9, 2015 12:28 PM) A group of teens is helping young Bronx children living in shelters across the borough. Bronx teenagers with Changing

April 9th, 2015|

Family Works Graduates Thirteen Interns

Interns in our Family Works program were honored at a graduation ceremony this past week. The three-month program provides valuable, hands-on job experience to shelter residents who meet a set of basic criteria through internships in security/safety, child care, housekeeping, and maintenance. Our interns are guided by mentors and employment specialists and participate in

March 1st, 2015|