Students at the HFH family residences in the Bronx geared up for the new school year with the help of Old Navy, which has been teaming up with HFH since 2017. Seven local stores throughout the Bronx and Westchester provided a generous donation of backpacks and other essentials including notebooks, rulers, pencil cases, hand
Allie’s Place Afterschool & Recreation received a visit from a few special guests to help celebrate the end of Summer Day Camp. Students learned about the cute creatures The Nature Company brought to the classroom. A bunny rabbit, box turtle, two hermit crabs, and a corn snake were all in attendance.
The Tokyo Olympic Games may be over, but Saratoga Afterschool is just getting started with their very own Olympics. Held in mid-August as part of their summer day camp, the students were split into two teams—green and red—with captains appointed on each team to lead, encourage team spirit, and guide their younger teammates.
This summer, HFH collaborator, KidCare helped us create events with taco, waffle, and ice cream food trucks and hands-on activities at each HFH family residence providing opportunities for families to celebrate the summer, enjoy a festive meal, and have fun together. “Saratoga’s Summer Slam” was escalated to a whole new level by the Birria
When Heidy Mendez isn’t designing curricula, chaperoning field trips, or leading activities at Prospect Afterschool, she loves to go on road trips and spend time with her family. “Family time is one of my biggest priorities,” said Mendez. “I have a sister who’s away in school and a lot of cousins who are teenagers and
This Spring 2021 Snapshot takes a look at the HFH resident enrollment in disability programs. The federal Social Security Administration administers two disability programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). These programs provide resources to those who are unable to work due to a disability or to low-income parents caring for children living
After much brainstorming, collaboration, and collective creativity, Allie’s Place K-12 Afterschool & Recreation has their mascot. Staff and students alike are thrilled about having a welcoming alligator as their mascot and becoming “Allie’s Gators.” The student group, ranging in age from 5 to 16, came up with the idea of the alligator and 13-year-old Victoria
Longtime HFH collaborator, Old Navy, has joined HFH in an organization-wide effort to support young mothers residing in HFH family residences. This spring, donations of diapers, bottles, blankets, and more were given to mothers at each HFH family residence. Old Navy employees delivered over 20 of these bags of baby items and clothing to
Local Kids Living at Bronx Shelter Participate in “Valentine’s Day Love & Gratitude Card Contest” Hosted by Community Leaders
While Mother’s Day sets aside one special day to celebrate moms, we know how important moms are every day of the year. Here’s a little throwback to an amazing Valentine’s Day-themed ode to moms at our Allie’s Place Family Residence from February 2021. The “Valentine’s Day Love & Gratitude Card Contest” gave children
Students on the Youth Council at HFH’s Saratoga Family Residence conducted a presentation via Zoom outlining their proposal for a new Teen Lounge to a group including longtime HFH collaborator, KidCare, Saratoga and HFH administration, program, and communications staff.