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Prospect Afterschool Celebrates the Season at the Annual KidCare Holiday Party

At the annual KidCare Holiday Party, children from Prospect afterschool had the opportunity to celebrate the season with special treats, gifts, and activities, facilitated by KidCare volunteers and Prospect afterschool staff. The event offers the children a memorable start to the holiday season, and ensures that they have the opportunity to take full

December 26th, 2018|

Williamsbridge Recreation Caps Off a Month of Science-Themed Engagement

At Williamsbridge Recreation, every month brings a new theme for educational engagement, often focusing on topics underserved in the classroom. The highlight of last month's science theme was a KidCare-sponsored trip to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ where students engaged with exhibits exploring the human body, animal science, and mechanics.

December 21st, 2018|

Spotlight On: Celina Rodriguez

As a teenager, Celina Rodriguez, Director of Family Services at Prospect Family Residence, experienced living in a homeless shelter with her single mother and four siblings. Now, she channels that experience into coordinating comprehensive support for homeless families seeking to secure permanent housing and financial stability. “It helps me to communicate with people

December 18th, 2018|

Montefiore Partnership at Prospect Imparts Lessons on a Healthy Lifestyle

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

November 29th, 2018|

Spotlight On: Melody Clemons-Smith

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

November 20th, 2018|

Summer Day Campers Learn Cooking Skills with Chef Tamara

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

August 28th, 2018|

Second Annual Family Safety Day Made a Splash at Saratoga

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

August 7th, 2018|

Party Planning That Pays It Forward

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

June 28th, 2018|