April Gator of the Month: Jahvarian

Allie's Place Afterschool & Recreation is proud to recognize Jahvarian as the April Gator of the Month! Since joining the program, "Vari" has been one of our most consistent Gators—showing up rain or shine ready to participate. Besides being an avid chess player, an athlete, and a cunning linguist, Vari continues

2023-04-28T11:05:46-05:00April 28th, 2023|

March Gator of the Month: Ivthan R.

Allie's Place Afterschool & Recreation is proud to recognize Ivthan R. as Gator of the Month! One of our newest additions, Ivthan has become the class mathematician, eager to help other students in need. Being polite is just part of who he is and how he treats others and his peers.

2023-08-18T15:51:54-05:00April 18th, 2023|

Highlighting Our Summer Interns for National Intern Day

With National Intern Day around the corner, we are highlighting our two summer interns, Emily Blumberg and Tammy Goldner. Emily, our Communications Intern, is a rising junior at the University of Michigan studying communications and creative writing. “Through my experience with HFH, I’ve learned a lot about the marketing side of

2022-07-25T13:55:16-05:00July 25th, 2022|
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Columbia AAPD Shares Teeth Tips with HFH Families

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) at Columbia University has donated over 600 toothbrushes with toothpaste to families at HFH. In addition to the donation, the AADP at Columbia U provided HFH with a virtual workshop on dental hygiene and oral care for children of all ages. Here are some important teeth tips

2022-06-08T09:58:06-05:00October 18th, 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

2022-06-08T10:01:36-05:00August 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

2022-06-08T10:04:32-05:00May 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.

2022-10-14T15:06:27-05:00May 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

2022-07-22T15:04:47-05:00March 11th, 2020|
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