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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|

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|

HFH Partners Provide Relief During COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City, our frontline staff have been working tirelessly to support our families. During this difficult time, we are more grateful for the generous support of our partners, many of whom have stepped up to provide additional, targeted support to our families and staff.

2020-05-29T07:59:44-05:00May 13th, 2020|
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Oral Storyteller Brings African Folktales to Young Learners

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

2020-03-11T15:40:15-05:00March 11th, 2020|

Prospect Team Makes The Bronx Times!

The NYC Landmark Preservation Commission selected the Prospect Family Residence to receive a grant for one of its Brownstones. One recipient was chosen from each borough, and the Kelly Street location was the only grantee in The Bronx. Landmarks Preservation Commission chair Sarah Carroll said that she is "thrilled that this year’s grant recipients, who

2020-02-18T12:48:44-05:00February 3rd, 2020|

A Week in the Life with the Prospect Lions

For the Prospect Lions, every afternoon boasts the perfect blend of consistency and novelty. Weekly afterschool classes in dance, nutrition, and yoga help build off of prior lessons and form a sense of stability for students. Monthly or bi-monthly lessons in topics like health, financial literacy, and college preparation likewise form a key

2019-12-04T11:29:56-05:00December 4th, 2019|

Lufthansa Helps Young Minds Take Flight at Saratoga

A group of volunteers from Lufthansa embodied the spirit of corporate social responsibility during a visit to Saratoga Afterschool. Employees from the international airline spent the afternoon teaching students about aviation and global cultures. Saratoga Family Residence is located close to John F. Kennedy International Airport. Therefore, Saratoga Afterschool provided the perfect landing

2019-12-03T15:47:38-05:00December 3rd, 2019|

Parents ‘Celebrate Their Greatness’ at Williamsbridge

On November 21, Williamsbridge Family Services held a 'Celebrate Your Greatness' event for parents. The event featured interview tips, professional makeup artists, and a barber. Parents also participated in self-care workshops and received professionally shot LinkedIn photos. Family Services staff, volunteers, and partners at Red Lips for Change and That Suits You facilitated the event.

2019-12-02T15:58:08-05:00December 2nd, 2019|
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