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At Allie’s Place, Families “Love, Love, Love” to Read

The creative staff at Allie’s Place Family Residence hosted a book fair to promote reading and literacy among the residents. In anticipation of the school year ending, Afterschool Manager David Belmar and Daycare Helper Martha Munoz stepped up to ensure that families had access to

2022-07-19T14:59:09-05:00July 19th, 2022|

Alma Makes Her Way to HFH’s Bronx Afterschool & Recreation Programs

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

2022-06-08T09:28:00-05:00November 5th, 2021|

Bronx Sites Go Back to School with Old Navy

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

2022-06-08T09:31:18-05:00September 23rd, 2021|

Allie’s Gators Meet New Animals

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.

2022-06-08T09:32:32-05:00August 30th, 2021|

Summer Olympics: Saratoga Afterschool Edition

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.

2022-06-08T09:33:06-05:00August 24th, 2021|

Celebrating Summer with Food Truck Fun

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

2022-06-08T09:39:04-05:00August 13th, 2021|

Youth at Saratoga Offer Advice for NYC’s Next Mayor

Students in Saratoga's after-school and recreation program have been spending time not only thinking about what they want their after-school and recreation space to look like (See youth-council-presents-vision-for-new-teen-lounge) but also have been busy talking about what it means to be a leader at the City level. They offer up some insightful advice to candidates

2022-06-08T09:43:24-05:00May 13th, 2021|

Trailblazing with Tools & Tiaras

For HFH programs, the past year has not only been one of adaptation but has also proven to be a time of immense creativity. One of the biggest challenges has been re-creating programs within the COVID-19 safety guidelines. This possible roadblock has been met with innovation by the HFH staff as certain projects shift to focus on individuals and small groups

2022-06-08T09:45:24-05:00March 12th, 2021|
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