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Designing Education Programs for Today’s Families: Launching PLUS

At HFH's core are three guiding principles: education and recreation, employment, and social services. Over the last three months, HFH staff have been focused on designing an education program for parents that builds on the organization's nearly 35 years of experience delivering services to families experiencing homelessness. This new program, Family Practical Living Useful

2020-09-28T07:45:55-05:00September 28th, 2020|

Cooking Up New Approaches to Culinary Education at HFH

Opening its doors at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education & Employment has learned to be nimble, resilient, and innovative from the beginning. As HFH’s culinary staff gear up to welcome their first co-hort of students for the Center’s core training program, they have taken advantage of the unique circumstances

2020-09-25T07:58:45-05:00September 25th, 2020|
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Families & Teachers Celebrate Young Learners at 2020 Moving Up Ceremonies

HFH Early Childhood Education Centers kicked off 2020 with several exciting units, including a Black History Month series, featuring a visiting oral storyteller, as well as an annual animal science project, in which students learn about the life cycle by hatching their own chicks. While the COVID-19 pandemic affected the in-person schooling in dramatic ways, HFH Early

2020-09-25T10:30:06-05:00August 26th, 2020|

Back to School 2020: How HFH Families are Navigating the ‘New Normal’

Every August brings a flurry of activity to children and parents at HFH, with a steady stream ofbookbag giveaways, end-of-summer soirees, and back-to-school preparations. In 2020, with the NYC Department of Education’s announcement of a hybrid learning model, back-to-school season took on an added urgency at HFH, with both K-12 and Family Services staff adapting their services

2020-09-25T13:04:12-05:00August 20th, 2020|

Back to School 2020: Q&A with Celina Rodriguez

Celina Rodriguez has been Director of Family Services at Prospect Family Residence since 2017 and was recently promoted to Assistant Administrator of Prospect Family Residence. In the lead up to the 2020-2021 school year, Rodriguez and her staff have been providing educational guidance, in addition to housing, employment, and social services, to families with

2020-09-25T11:32:08-05:00August 15th, 2020|

Reimagining the HFH Summer Day Camp Experience

In the spring of 2020, HFH Summer Camps made the difficult decision to cancel its upcoming summer sleep-away camp program for the first time since HFH Summer Camps was founded in 1989. This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of the HFH Summer Camps community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of these circumstances,

2020-09-25T10:23:03-05:00August 5th, 2020|

Director of Culinary Education at HFH Talks Baking with Mashed.com

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

2020-07-02T15:03:37-05:00June 4th, 2020|

Saratoga Student Featured in Writopia Podcast Episode

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

2020-05-29T08:01:24-05:00May 28th, 2020|
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