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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|
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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

2020-02-13T10:38:50-05:00February 13th, 2020|

Valentine’s Day Fun! OMG Accessories is Coming to the Saratoga Recreation Program

JUMBO backpacks are headed to the Saratoga K-12 Afterschool & Recreation programs this Valentine's Day thanks to OMG Accessories! Next week, the girls in the program will be receiving a variety of gifts from these backpacks including pillows and duffle bags. Michael Chapman, Director of K-12 Afterschool & Recreation at HFH’s Saratoga Family Residence, said that

2020-02-18T12:46:59-05:00February 12th, 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|

HFH Staff Attend Second Annual Resource Fair

Last year, we asked HFH staff about the issues they hoped to learn more about - from gender-based violence to immigration law services - in order to best serve the individualized needs of their clients. Those conversations led directly to our 2019 Resource Fair, where local organizations stopped by HFH Family Residences to

2020-02-03T16:03:37-05:00January 26th, 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|

Finding Support, Stability & Community: One Mother’s Story

Originally from New Jersey, Shallaya discovered she was pregnant while living at a single women’s shelter in Harlem. “I’m new to New York, so I wasn’t sure how to do things,” she explained. “So I had to start from scratch.” After entering Prospect Family Residence in 2018, Shallaya, then 23 and pregnant with

2019-12-05T11:14:12-05:00November 28th, 2019|