Summer day campers from Prospect and Williamsbridge were in for a treat when Tamara Shenkle, Owner and Executive Chef of Amoraco Catering, visited them for a healthy, hands-on cooking demonstration. Shenkle had participated in this spring's KidCare NYC Jop Hop, an event where young participants spoke to professionals from different industries speed-dating style
Saratoga recently hosted its second annual Family Safety Day, an outdoor event complete with carnival games, barbeque food, community enrichment, and more. Members of FDNY’s Safety Education Unit as well as NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau were on hand to get to know Saratoga’s families and staff better. As a part of the Fire
Homes for the Homeless (HFH) is proud to spotlight our partners at Modern Rebel & Co. who transform special events into charitable occasions. Modern Rebel founder Amy Shackelford started the company with the idea of planning weddings while also donating a cut of the profits to charity. Modern Rebel began doing so by
Seven boys living at the Saratoga Family Inn in South Jamaica are living out their basketball dreams this summer as they attend a New York Knicks Summer Basketball Camp thanks to scholarships from the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Read more on QNS.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects are a key component of our after-school programs. As part of our fall curriculum, children in our Big Brownstone after-school program participated in Mad Science, where once a week children learn STEM subjects like robotics through a variety of exciting hands-on activities.
Children in our Prospect and Saratoga Early Education Centers took a mini-field trip to MUFG offices in Manhattan where they went “cubicle to cubicle” instead of “door to door” trick or treating. One of our goals at HFH is to make the children at our sites
This summer, a group of freshmen from Hofstra University's Discovery Program spent a day volunteering at the Saratoga. For their "day of service," our volunteers played educational games with children in our early childhood education center and assisted in the after-school program. This thoughtful group was also
Homelessness places profound stress on a child's life, and many of these stressors are compounded during the summer season. Homes for the Homeless offers a unique opportunity for over 550 children to attend Summer Camps in Harriman State Park and experience the season as a kid should - with activities including hiking, swimming, dancing,
Bronx teens volunteer to help homeless youth Changing The Odds is a group of Bronx teenagers who volunteer at least 20 hours of community service helping others. (April 9, 2015 12:28 PM) A group of teens is helping young Bronx children living in shelters across the borough. Bronx teenagers with Changing
Interns in our Family Works program were honored at a graduation ceremony this past week. The three-month program provides valuable, hands-on job experience to shelter residents who meet a set of basic criteria through internships in security/safety, child care, housekeeping, and maintenance. Our interns are guided by mentors and employment specialists and participate in