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
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.
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
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
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
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
Healthy Microwave Meals Vol. I is a cookbook developed by HFH's Culinary Education team filled with easy, affordable, kid-friendly recipes. The project was designed to provide healthy snack and meal options for families at HFH, many of whom use the microwave as their primary cooking appliance. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've
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.
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
This past week, the 58th Session of the UN Commission on Social Development was held to focus on "Affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness". John Greenwood, Chief Operating Officer at Homes for the Homeless (HFH), and five other panelists addressed the issue of "Single mothers' vulnerability to homelessness