Post Tagged with: "Hunts Point Alliance for Children"


Magazine showcases thoughts on Hunts Point

Authors Sara Benitez, William Brown, Carlos Hernandez, Adrian Alonzo, and Yanilssa Taveras

Two weeks in college changed the way six high school students from Hunts Point thought about writing–and themselves.


HPAC sponsors school fair

Children at last year's back-to-school-fair.

Hunts Point Riverside Park will be the site of the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s annual back-to-school fair on Sept. 28 from noon until 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Strong bodies and Strong Minds,” with an emphasis on the relationship between health and well-being and academic success. Among the […]

Culture / Education

P.S. 48 teacher reaches kids through music

Melissa Salguero, far left, with music students from P.S. 48.

Melissa Salguero was one of over 2,000 nominees for the first Big Apple Award, which recognizes exceptional public school teachers across the city.

Culture / Education

Shakespeare gets the Hunts Point treatment

The feuding Montagues and Capulets face off to begin the play.

For the sixth year, Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders from Hunts Point put on a full-length Shakespeare play. This year’s production was “Romeo and Juliet.”

Education / Religion

In debt, St. Ignatius may close

Students at St. Ignatius School, educated in separate classes for boys and girls, score high on tests.

Parents and teachers are scrambling to save St. Ignatius School, with a fundraising campaign that must raise $1.3 million in a matter of weeks to prevent the school from being closed.

Crime / Government

Forum debates juvenile justice

In a breakout session, participants in the forum looked for solutions.

A retired judge who wants to change New York’s law that treats teen criminals as adults asked, “How would you like to be defined by a mistake you made when you were a teenager.” The question led to lively debates.

Education / Environment

School fair colors Hunts Point green

Girls made their own jewelry at the fair in Hunts Point Riverside Park.

For its sixth annual School Fair, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children teamed up with Green Apple Day of Service to transform Hunts Point Riverside Park into an environmental festival.


Middle school students film their stories

By Mike O’Keefe Students at two Hunts Point middle schools, MS 424 and St. Ignatius School, are letting their neighbors know about important issues close to home,  with the help of modern technology. The students used cameras and computers supplied by a New York based non-profit group to report on […]


A boat for kids arrives in Hunts Point

By Daniel Bejarano Water has been at the heart of Hunts Point since the Indians and colonial times, so when Hunts Point Alliance for Children decided to open Karuna Kids’ Space Place, an early childhood education space for toddlers and kids ages 3 to 5, a boat seemed the perfect […]