Cooking, Healthy Eating, Fitness, and Fun—or CHEFF as it is commonly referred to in the classroom—is a weekly partnership facilitated by the Community Pediatrics Program at Montefiore Medical Center, in collaboration with the Children’s Health Fund, a non-profit that brings comprehensive healthcare to children and families in need. Once a week, nutritionists visit
Melody Clemons-Smith, Senior Client Care Coordinator (CCC) at Saratoga Family Residence, did not always imagine herself in the field of social work. “I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up,” Clemons-Smith said. “But I was always a helper at heart.” Working as a microbiology technician at Northwell Hospital for
Five new mothers with children between the ages of 3 weeks and 10 months participated in the first of a four-part series of Babies and Brunch group sessions at Prospect Family Residence. Babies and Brunch is an opportunity for mothers with infant children living at Prospect to grow, connect, play, and learn in
Teamwork, Determination, and Strength at the 6th Annual Schweid & Sons B-Ball and Burgers Tournament
Kids from Prospect, Saratoga, and Williamsbridge all came together for the 6th Annual Schweid & Sons B-Ball and Burgers tournament. With temperatures cooling down and rain clearing from the initial forecast, the day was perfect for all of the scheduled outdoor activities. Hosted by KidCare—a charitable, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to simply
Summer day campers from Prospect and Williamsbridge were in for a treat when Tamara Shenkle, Owner and Executive Chef of Amoraco Catering, visited them for a healthy, hands-on cooking demonstration. Shenkle had participated in this spring's KidCare NYC Jop Hop, an event where young participants spoke to professionals from different industries speed-dating style
Saratoga recently hosted its second annual Family Safety Day, an outdoor event complete with carnival games, barbeque food, community enrichment, and more. Members of FDNY’s Safety Education Unit as well as NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau were on hand to get to know Saratoga’s families and staff better. As a part of the Fire
Homes for the Homeless (HFH) is proud to spotlight our partners at Modern Rebel & Co. who transform special events into charitable occasions. Modern Rebel founder Amy Shackelford started the company with the idea of planning weddings while also donating a cut of the profits to charity. Modern Rebel began doing so by
Seven boys living at the Saratoga Family Inn in South Jamaica are living out their basketball dreams this summer as they attend a New York Knicks Summer Basketball Camp thanks to scholarships from the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Read more on QNS.
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 activities.
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