CHCF After-School program at PS/MS 279

The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families After-School program serves 140 students, ages 6-14, and their families at Captain Manuel Rivera Jr. School - PS/MS 279. The school serves the Fordham, University Heights and Morris Heights areas of the Bronx; Community District 5 and Community School District 10. The participants in the program are low income students, many of whom are: homeless or have run away from home; victims of child abuse; victims of domestic violence, maltreatment or neglect; members of a family that has had frequent involvement in the justice and/or human services systems, or that lack adequate family supports; and students and families of limited English-language proficiency.

CHCF's After-School program focuses on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field. The program operates three hours every day that school is in session with open enrollment targeting first grade to middle school students. It employs a trained site coordinator and fourteen part time college students. We have a low ratio of adults to students, 1:10 for most activities. The After-School program at PS/MS 279 offers the students a variety of educational, social and community service activities. The program uses project-based science, environmental and ecology activities to actively engage students and help them gain leadership and problem solving skills.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Helena
Last Name: 
Yordan
Title: 
Site Coordinator
Location: 
2100 Walton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
United States
Fax: 718-584-7220
Program Details
Year Established: 
1998
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Arts
Girls served annually: 
83
Boys served annually: 
60
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Leader
Location: 
2100 Walton Avenue
United States
Slug: 
chcf-after-school-program-at-psms-279-2
Needed Resources/Activities
computer technology support
equipment donations
evaluation/assessment services
funding/sponsorship
internships
mentoring
professional development
research
workshops/classes/training
Available Resources/Activities
boys interested in STEM
computer access
conferences
evaluation/assessment services
girls interested in STEM
mentoring
teaching or tutoring
workshops/classes/training
Populations Served
at-risk
diversity focus
elementary
homeless
low income
middle/junior
single parents
urban
Collaboration Interests
curriculum development
joint event planning
sharing resources
working with higher education
working with similar organizations