From teaching students to propagate mint to harvesting arugula and green onions to be distributed among residents at Allie’s Place Family Residence, Jasmin Jimenez, the Gardener at Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education & Employment, stays quite busy in the Garden at Allie's
Girl Scouts give young girls the tools they need to be the most confident and courageous versions of themselves. Many children experiencing homelessness miss out on the chance to participate in programs like Girl Scouts due to a variety of complex circumstances. The Girl Scouts of Greater New York launched Troop 6000 in 2017
Fred Rogers Productions and PBS KIDS, in collaboration with local affiliate THIRTEEN, hosted an exclusive premiere screening of the new animated series, Alma's Way, for the students at HFH's Bronx family residences. The show features Alma, a cheerful, young Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx who uses critical thinking skills to solve everyday problems alongside her friends
School is officially back in session for students throughout New York City. Each HFH family residence celebrated the end of Summer Day Camp and the transition to Afterschool and Recreation. Students at Prospect Family Residence spent their last day of summer learning a new recipe that also sharpened their math
This Summer 2021 Snapshot provides information collected from new parents in HFH’s four family residences. Over one in three clients at HFH family shelters are “new parents,” meaning they are pregnant or have a child who is under the age of two. This snapshot examines demographics, previous living accommodations, access to healthcare, and other data
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