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2020 Year-in-Review

2020 was a year like no other. At HFH, not only did we learn to adapt to the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we also managed to grow and innovate our supports for some of New York City's most vulnerable families. In 2020, we opened a brand new HFH Family Residence, graduated

2021-04-13T07:54:55-05:00March 12th, 2021|

Madison Square Garden Donates Basketballs, T-Shirts to Saratoga

Through our collaboration with the New York City Department of Homeless Services, Saratoga Family Received a donation of basketballs, T-shirts, and children's books from Madison Square Garden (MSG). Students in Saratoga K-12 Afterschool & Recreation showed off their new t-shirts on Saratoga's basketball court, donated by the NBA Knicks team and the Garden of

2020-11-23T10:37:17-05:00November 23rd, 2020|

The Saratoga Scoop Presents…Meet the Eagles!

"Afterschool has helped me through this pandemic by helping me to push through. I didn't have as many opportunities [due to the pandemic], but it helped me to work harder and get more." The Saratoga Scoop is an in-house Communications Club that produces publications, videos, interviews, and insights into the latest

2020-12-10T14:54:36-05:00November 10th, 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|

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 Projects Social distancing and stay-at-home orders present unique challenges to students experiencing homelessness, many of whom

2020-12-07T09:42:39-05:00May 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|
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