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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|

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|

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|

Afterschool Adapts: Supporting HFH’s K-12 Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

2020-05-29T08:47:58-05:00May 26th, 2020|

HFH LEARN: Online Learning Resources

Online Learning Resources (PDF) Early Childhood Education Resources (PDF) Recursos de Aprendizaje en Línea (PDF) Recursos de Early Childhood Education (PDF) RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES TO SUPPORT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE & RACISM Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism: AGES 0-8. CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill partner

2020-07-21T12:39:03-05:00March 24th, 2020|

2019 Year-In-Review

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

2020-04-15T14:34:15-05:00March 12th, 2020|

Saratoga Student to Participate in Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival

A student at Saratoga was chosen to participate in Writopia Lab's 11 Annual Worldwide Plays Festival. Chrystel wrote her original play, Kidnapping, as a participant in Writopia Lab's creative writing workshops at Saratoga Afterschool. As a participant in the Worldwide Plays Festival, Chrystel will work with New York City theater professionals over the course of

2020-03-04T11:26:52-05:00March 4th, 2020|

OMG! The Saratoga Eagles Shimmer and Shine at OMG Accessories Party

Girls of all ages at Saratoga took a break from their mid-winter recess dance practices, gymnastics lessons, and LEGO team preparations for a special giveaway party planned and facilitated by staff at OMG Accessories, an NYC-based line of pink unicorn-themed bags and accessories. The giveaway was planned for mid-February to coincide with Valentine's

2020-02-26T12:00:22-05:00February 25th, 2020|
  • Valentine's Day

The Williamsbridge Wolverines Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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

2020-03-11T10:24:35-05:00February 21st, 2020|

Williamsbridge Wolverines Debut Inspiration Magazine

"Inspiration, through all forms of art, encourages our students to express their inner selves and gain the confidence to show others who they really are. Their art expresses their lives, their feelings, their relationships with others, and their future lives that they wish to see. Inspiration encourages our students to break away from

2020-02-19T10:54:46-05:00February 19th, 2020|
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