Post Tagged with: "Hunts Point Alliance for Children"


Local officials want more diversity in specialized high schools

Local officials want more diversity in specialized high schools

Local officials, feeling that the city isn’t doing enough to help black and Hispanic students with SHSAT admissions, are challenging the DOE to make changes to the test process.


College student helps start new community based effort

Stephanie Portillo

Resident college student Stephanie Portillo helps start up Hunts Point Habla/Speaks – a new community based project, which will allow residents to share their ideas.

Education / Politics

HPAC’s Back-to-School Fair introduces two community-based projects

HPAC’s Executive Director Jill Roche accepts a check from Councilmember Rafael Salamanca for the organization’s career readiness programs at last month’s Back-to-School Fair.

Two new community-based projects were introduced at the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s ninth annual Back-to-School Fair: Hunts Point Habla, where residents can weigh in on issues that concern them, and a Career Readiness Program for teens at HPAC. Hunts Point Habla, or Hunts Point Speaks, was launched by the […]

Education / News

Pre-K enrollment at 50 percent in Hunts Point

Citizens Committee for Children of New York 2015 Community Risk Ranking

Hunts Point and Longwood have the lowest enrollment in pre-kindergarten classes of any neighborhood in the five boroughs, despite having the greatest need to reverse historically low education rates.

Education / Food

HPAC fair draws hundreds to Riverside Park

Hunts Point students create pens with The Laundromat Project

In a neighborhood with the city’s lowest high school graduation rate, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s Back to School Fair brought excitement to students and parents at the beginning of the school year, to counteract that statistic.

Education / Video

Kids rule the roost at learning center

Children at the Karuna Center

The Hunts Point Children’s Alliance’s Early Childhood initiative, which is headquartered in a space known as the Karuna Kids’ Space Place, on 889 Hunts Point Ave, features a library with toys and books to help area kids learn.


Five young writers overcome the odds

With a core credo of “writing for academic success,” the program uses writing to help children fall in love with learning and literacy.

Art / Education

Comic convention comes to Hunts Point

Artists Alex Simmons and Paul Castiglia speak with students at MS 424 on Sept. 20.

Local school becomes a mecca for comic book lovers for a day.


HPAC holds Book Bash

Hunts Point families enjoyed a visit from The Man in the Yellow Hat (HPAC ECE teacher, Anya Perret) and Curious George (HPAC Scholar, Anthony Muentes) at the Hunts Point Alliance for Children's first Book Bash on May 31st held at the Hunts Point Recreation Center.