2020 Year-in-Review

2020 was a year like no other. At HFH, not only did we learn to adapt to the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we also managed to grow and innovate our supports for some of New York City's most vulnerable families. In 2020, we opened a brand new HFH Family Residence, graduated

2022-06-08T09:50:22-05:00March 12th, 2021|

The Saratoga Scoop Presents…Meet the Eagles!

"Afterschool has helped me through this pandemic by helping me to push through. I didn't have as many opportunities [due to the pandemic], but it helped me to work harder and get more." The Saratoga Scoop is an in-house Communications Club that produces publications, videos, interviews, and insights into the latest

2022-06-08T09:56:31-05:00November 10th, 2020|
  • Valentine's Day

The Williamsbridge Wolverines Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Staff at Williamsbridge took advantage of students' mid-winter recess to throw a belated Valentine's Day Party for students in Williamsbridge Recreation and Early Childhood Education Center. During school breaks, HFH K-12 Afterschool & Recreation programs adjust into a full-day program to accommodate parents' schedules. The Williamsbridge Wolverines expressed universal delight at the their

2022-06-08T10:34:47-05:00February 21st, 2020|

Williamsbridge Wolverines Debut Inspiration Magazine

"Inspiration, through all forms of art, encourages our students to express their inner selves and gain the confidence to show others who they really are. Their art expresses their lives, their feelings, their relationships with others, and their future lives that they wish to see. Inspiration encourages our students to break away from

2020-02-19T10:54:46-05:00February 19th, 2020|
  • Saratoga's Lego Team

Saratoga’s Lego Team Headed to the Semifinals!

Saratoga's Lego Team has advanced to the semifinals of the DYCD Youth Leggo my LEGO competition. The competition is a partnership between the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) and FIRST LEGO League, an international hands-on robotics initiative. Saratoga Afterschool forms a part of DYCD's COMPASS NYC service, a network of

2022-06-08T10:38:43-05:00February 13th, 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

2022-06-08T10:49:58-05:00December 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

2022-06-08T10:51:51-05:00December 3rd, 2019|

Q&A with Linda Duesenberg of DMF Youth

Lindi Duesenberg is the founder and Executive Director of DMF Youth, a nonprofit that promotes a socio-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum through dance-based lessons. DMF Youth provides weekly classes in dance, meditation, and wellness at Prospect Afterschool. WHAT MAKES DMF YOUTH LESSONS UNIQUE? Rather than just a dance program or a sports program or

2022-06-08T10:56:02-05:00November 22nd, 2019|

Take a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at the annual KidCare Job Hop

Our partners at KidCare kick off the 2019 school year with a Job Hop, where young people enrolled in HFH programming had the chance to chat about their dream careers with volunteers representing a wide range of fields, from teachers to electricians. Gat a behind-the-scenes look at the 2019 Job Hop!

2022-06-08T10:58:14-05:00October 4th, 2019|
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