Hunts Point Alliance for Children
The Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) is an education-focused youth development
organization that convenes schools and community-based organizations operating in the Hunts Point neighborhood to collaboratively work towards increasing the educational achievement of all community students. Hunts Point is a peninsula community in the easternmost South Bronx with 3,700 families living in 1.2 square mile residential core surrounded by industrial areas that comprise the 10474 zip code.
Since 2007, HPAC has provided programming that sparks Hunts Point students’ interest in learning, engages them creatively, and allows them to look forward to the future. HPAC's vision is that all children in the Hunts Point community will be ready for kindergarten, ready for elementary school, ready for high school, and ready for higher education. HPAC is a collaborative team-based place to work that focuses on making sure our students have the skills and supports necessary to be successful. This includes early childhood education programming, comprehensive family support and a pipeline of youth development programming that begins working with students in fourth grade through college. The success of this approach is clearly demonstrated by the thirteen young Hunts Point students that will start college this fall. In 2015, our Scholars received over $900,000 in merit and financial aid and will attend schools such as: Boston College, Middlebury College, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Fordham University, multiple CUNY and SUNY schools, and Le Moyne College and others.