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2018 In Review

2018 was a year filled with innovative accomplishments, partnerships, and initiatives. We strengthened existing parent programming like Family Works while launching unique new pilot programs like Babies and Brunch. Our after-school, recreation, and early childhood education staff continued to develop engaging new ways of sparking the imagination of children in

January 17th, 2019|

Prospect Afterschool Celebrates the Season at the Annual KidCare Holiday Party

At the annual KidCare Holiday Party, children from Prospect afterschool had the opportunity to celebrate the season with special treats, gifts, and activities, facilitated by KidCare volunteers and Prospect afterschool staff. The event offers the children a memorable start to the holiday season, and ensures that they have the opportunity to take full

December 26th, 2018|

Williamsbridge Recreation Caps Off a Month of Science-Themed Engagement

At Williamsbridge Recreation, every month brings a new theme for educational engagement, often focusing on topics underserved in the classroom. The highlight of last month's science theme was a KidCare-sponsored trip to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ where students engaged with exhibits exploring the human body, animal science, and mechanics.

December 21st, 2018|

Spotlight On: Dorothea Nixon

Dorothea Nixon, Director of Prospect Family Support Center, credits her success to a strong support system growing up. Now, she’s trying to build that same support system for others. Nixon was born into a family of 5 on Long Island. They bounced from town to town, experiencing intermittent bouts of homelessness, but one thing remained

May 15th, 2018|

Friars Club Hosts HFH Kids for National “Let’s Laugh” Day

The Friars Club hosted dozens of kids from Homes for the Homeless this Saturday for a reading of What's Making Walter C. Laugh? by Ginny Jordan. Drawing inspiration from P.T. Barnum's belief that, "there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter,"

April 9th, 2018|

Williamsbridge Kids Have Fun With Science

Last week at the Williamsbridge Family Residence’s Recreation Program, children learned to make “lava lamps” using simple items such as vegetable oil, food coloring, and Alka-Seltzer. The purpose of the activity was to teach participants about the properties of liquids. The kids learned that water sunk to the bottom of the bottle, while

March 22nd, 2018|

Saratoga Eagles Soar at Girls Soccer Day

A little bad weather didn't keep the Saratoga Eagles soccer team away from Girls Soccer Day at the Frederick Douglass Playground and Field on September 6. The event, sponsored by Evenfooting.org, a non-profit organization that empowers underserved girls through athletics, drew more than 100 girls from across New York City, including six members of

September 11th, 2017|

Korean Delegates Visit the Saratoga Family Inn

Delegates from the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare recently visited the Saratoga Family Inn. Saratoga Administrator Michael Fahy took the group on an informative tour of the daily operations and explained the resources and programs that we offer. The tour ended with the Ministry of Health and

June 28th, 2016|