As we settle into 2020, we'd like to take a moment to celebrate the HFH families, staff, and supporters who've guided and enriched our programming in 2019. With the number of families experiencing homelessness in New York City on the rise from approximately 8,000 families in 2004 to more than 12,000
Adadoma Bediako, an oral storyteller, visited Prospect Early Childhood Education Center for an interactive lesson on African folktales. The storytelling show formed a part of the children's Black History Month celebrations, which also included lessons on black inventors like Garrett Morgan, inventor of the traffic light. Bediako began the lesson with a folktale
Staff at Williamsbridge took advantage of students' mid-winter recess to throw a belated Valentine's Day Party for students in Williamsbridge Recreation and Early Childhood Education Center. During school breaks, HFH K-12 Afterschool & Recreation programs adjust into a full-day program to accommodate parents' schedules. The Williamsbridge Wolverines expressed universal delight at the their
Coaches from Super Soccer Stars have been introducing the fundamentals of soccer to kids at Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center. The kids had a blast running through cones, practicing kicking, and participating in a few toddler-friendly warm-ups.
Check out some of our highlights from September 2019!
Saratoga's back-to-school backpacks & school supplies giveaway was a huge success. Thanks to donations from employees at Bolloré and community partners like S.C.A.L.E., there were plenty of colorful options for kids of all ages, including some of our littlest scholars from Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center. Find out how you can donate or
Two young volunteers, Maya and Marissa, exemplified the spirit of kid-driven philanthropy and volunteerism by leading a storytelling and gardening activity at Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center accompanied by a school fundraiser. Maya and Marissa, both eight-years-old, developed the volunteer project and fundraiser with the mentorship and assistance of Touching Heart, a non-profit
Kids at Prospect and Saratoga's Early Childhood Education Center took their first steps into salsa dancing with a month-long series of workshops, adapting the dance steps for the young learners.
The end of the school year has been punctuated by Moving Up Ceremonies at HFH's Early Childhood Education Centers. At Saratoga's safari-themed Moving Up Ceremony, graduates performed in several dance numbers before receiving their diplomas.
March 2019 featured plenty of innovative programming, family events, and field trips. Check out our highlights from the month of March, and find out more about Chef Elena's Cooking Class and Mad Science's Workshop at Prospect Early Education Center.