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The mission of this program is to bring about a lasting improvement in the educational and social lives of inner city children in Poughkeepsie, NY.  The H.T.A.S.C. After School program gives 40 children a safe and secure place to go between the hours of 3pm and 5:30pm. Most of these children live in a federally subsidized apartment complex where the inherent risks of poverty housing exist.  At H.T.A.S.C., children have a snack, get their homework done (with help if they need it), and relax with peers, staff and volunteers.

Learn more by watching this video .

H.T.A.S.C. is funded by organizations and individuals that believe all children deserve a bright future.

The program is currently facing serious financial challenges.  If YOU believe all children deserve a promising future, please DONATE today. 

For more information about H.T.A.S.C.,  go to our

UPDATE 1/28/16:
We are pleased to announce the addition of three new Board members this year - Barb Adams, Will Cass, and Tim McCoy! Barb is Social Media Manager and Project Manager, Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County and has taken on the role of media relations specialist and grant coordinator (THANK YOU!). Will is a Financial Advisor & Certified Financial Planner, Ameriprise Financial and is pleased to assist us in grant writing and budgeting. Will is very passionate in his desire to make a brighter future for the students in the city of Poughkeepsie. Tim is a 2nd year student at SUNY New Paltz and is working towards a degree in Education. He currently works part time at a Cardinal Hayes group home and was a vital part of our summer revitalization program of the classroom.

UPDATE 2/1/16:
HTASC is excited to announce that three of our students that attend Clinton Elementary School have received Leadership Awards. These students were required to "show accessional skills in classroom performance, being helpful in other areas of the school day, overall positive attitude, being leaders in the school (5th grade)". Thank you to the staff at Clinton Elementary for recognizing our students for their accomplishments!

UPDATE 2/3/16:
Many thanks to the UMC NYAC Parish Development Grant Committee for awarding our Center $9500 for 2016. We appreciate your confidence in our program!

UPDATE 2/9/16: The Harriet Tubman Academic Skills Center welcomes back the Campus Ministry Volunteers from Marist College! The children missed you so much! We hope you've had a wonderful holiday break and look forward to seeing you working with your favorite students in Poughkeepsie. Thank you for your dedication to these children!

UPDATE 2/28/16: Hi Everyone! Ulster Savings Bank is sponsoring the Mid-Hudson Heroes Campaign to benefit nominated Non-Profit organizations. We are nominated! All YOU have to do is visit and vote for us ONCE A DAY between March 2, 2016, at 12:00:01 A.M. Eastern Time and March 11, 2016, at 11:59:59 P.M. Eastern Time. The organization with the most votes will receive a donation of $3,000, 2nd place - $1,500 and 3rd place - $500. All other organizations that receive 300 votes or more, but are not a declared winner of the contest, will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a $250 gift card. PLEASE, set your alarms, update your calendars and VOTE for your favorite after school program in Poughkeepsie!

UPDATE 3/11/16:  On behalf of the directors of the Harriet Tubman Academic Skills Center, I am pleased to inform you that the Dyson Foundation has awarded a grant to the Center in the amount of $19,500. This grant is being made to support the Harriet Tubman Academic Skills Center for the remainder of the current school year and for the 2016-2017 school year. This grant award is another confirmation that we are providing quality education to the Tubman and surrounding community. Thank you again for your support of this program and will still need your support in the future, whether it be financial, volunteering, or with your prayers. Thank you!

UPDATE 9/19/16:  Summer is over and we are BACK!  Children are enrolled and fully involved at program!  However, we continue to struggle for funding!  Please make a donation today so that we can be sure to keep the doors open to the critical program for the entire 2016-2017 school year.


Barb Adams
Poughkeepsie, NY

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