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HFH Summer Camps 2020 COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 and its effect on the state of New York, we regretfully announce that we are cancelling our HFH Summer Camps sleep-away program for the upcoming 2020 season. This is the first time we have done this since HFH Summer Camps was founded in 1989. We were excited for the upcoming summer

2020-04-02T11:03:57-05:00April 2nd, 2020|

HFH LEARN: Online Learning Resources

EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES Sesame Street in Communities: AGES 0-6. Activities, lessons, and videos on topics like washing hands, eating well, exploring emotions, and family bonding. En Español. Khan Academy: ALL AGES. Online courses on everything from preschool math to pre-college prep. Topics include ELA, history, science, and more. En Español. NYC Department of Education:

2020-04-07T11:00:32-05:00March 24th, 2020|
  • vision boards

Parents Create Vision Boards at Williamsbridge Family Services

Lucy Castro, Employment Specialist at Williamsbridge, designed a six-week workshop for parents to visualize the intersection of homelessness, mental health, unemployment, family, and love through the assembly of vision boards. According to Castro, the workshop was intended to create "a safe place for clients to express their past sufferings and present distress through

2020-03-12T13:55:44-05:00March 12th, 2020|

2019 Year-In-Review

As we settle into 2020, we'd like to take a moment to celebrate the HFH families, staff, and supporters who've guided and enriched our programming in 2019. With the number of families experiencing homelessness in New York City on the rise from approximately 8,000 families in 2004 to more than 12,000

2020-03-31T12:01:51-05:00March 12th, 2020|
  • black history month

Oral Storyteller Brings African Folktales to Young Learners

Adadoma Bediako, an oral storyteller, visited Prospect Early Childhood Education Center for an interactive lesson on African folktales. The storytelling show formed a part of the children's Black History Month celebrations, which also included lessons on black inventors like Garrett Morgan, inventor of the traffic light. Bediako began the lesson with a folktale

2020-03-11T15:40:15-05:00March 11th, 2020|

Saratoga Student to Participate in Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival

A student at Saratoga was chosen to participate in Writopia Lab's 11 Annual Worldwide Plays Festival. Chrystel wrote her original play, Kidnapping, as a participant in Writopia Lab's creative writing workshops at Saratoga Afterschool. As a participant in the Worldwide Plays Festival, Chrystel will work with New York City theater professionals over the course of

2020-03-04T11:26:52-05:00March 4th, 2020|

OMG! The Saratoga Eagles Shimmer and Shine at OMG Accessories Party

Girls of all ages at Saratoga took a break from their mid-winter recess dance practices, gymnastics lessons, and LEGO team preparations for a special giveaway party planned and facilitated by staff at OMG Accessories, an NYC-based line of pink unicorn-themed bags and accessories. The giveaway was planned for mid-February to coincide with Valentine's

2020-02-26T12:00:22-05:00February 25th, 2020|
  • Valentine's Day

The Williamsbridge Wolverines Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Staff at Williamsbridge took advantage of students' mid-winter recess to throw a belated Valentine's Day Party for students in Williamsbridge Recreation and Early Childhood Education Center. During school breaks, HFH K-12 Afterschool & Recreation programs adjust into a full-day program to accommodate parents' schedules. The Williamsbridge Wolverines expressed universal delight at the their

2020-03-11T10:24:35-05:00February 21st, 2020|

Prospect Afterschool Launches New Partnership With DreamYard

Last week, the Prospect Lions launched a new partnership with DreamYard, a Bronx-based arts nonprofit working at the intersection of social just and arts education. During her first class with Prospect Afterschool, Cindy Ferrer, an instructor for DreamYard, led students through a series of icebreakers, encouraging them to connect with one another over

2020-02-21T11:27:45-05:00February 21st, 2020|