In a recent article on Mashed.com, Robert Seixas, Director of Culinary Education at HFH, chatted with Randi Gollin about the "The biggest mistakes you make when baking muffins." Seixas highlighted the importance of preheating the oven when baking, reminding bakers to let the oven "heat for 10 minutes more before putting your muffins in, because
Earlier this year, Chrystel, 13, a student at Saratoga Afterschool was chosen to participate in Writopia Lab's prestigious 11th Annual Worldwide Plays Festival. Chrystel's original play Kidnapping was to be performed by a group of NYC theater professionals and off-Broadway venue The Tank in early May. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Worldwide
Healthy Microwave Meals Vol. I is a cookbook developed by HFH's Culinary Education team filled with easy, affordable, kid-friendly recipes. The project was designed to provide healthy snack and meal options for families at HFH, many of whom use the microwave as their primary cooking appliance. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've
From an Independent Project Lab to Virtual Craft Club, our Afterschool & Recreation programs have been uniquely positioned to safely continue supporting HFH's K-12 students while NYC schools are closed.A Safe Space for Tutoring & Independent ProjectsSocial distancing and stay-at-home orders present unique challenges to students experiencing homelessness, many of whom share a small
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City, our frontline staff have been working tirelessly to support our families. During this difficult time, we are more grateful for the generous support of our partners, many of whom have stepped up to provide additional, targeted support to our families and staff.
It's #TeacherAppreciationWeek! Over the past several weeks, we've been developing a slate of virtual clubs and activities, so that students at HFH can stay connected to their favorite teachers until lessons resume in person. Ms. Jodi, Director of Childcare at Saratoga Family Residence, created this online Story Time for Saratoga's youngest learners, featuring
Find a "quiet time" for yourself. With families staying home together, it can be hard to find time for yourself. Look for a "quiet time" during the day when your child is napping, reading, or otherwise safe and occupied. Carve out a space for yourself, even if it's only for fifteen minutes in
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
Online Learning Resources (PDF) Early Childhood Education Resources (PDF) Recursos de Aprendizaje en Línea (PDF) Recursos de Early Childhood Education (PDF) 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.
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