Thank you for supporting HCHSAA!
In the donation form below, we offer you the option to allocate your gift to one of four areas:
Helping HCHSAA carry out its full range of activities, including:
- Funding grant requests from the High School to help every student and every teacher every day
- Developing engagement programs for alums and students
- Expanding our career advancement outreach to recent graduates
The Alumnae/i Association’s Board of Directors is deeply troubled by the lack of diversity at Hunter and supports current student, faculty, and parent efforts to increase the number of Black, Latinx, and economically disadvantaged learners at the high school. In the pursuit of enacting change, the HCHSAA Board’s Diversity Committee is engaged in a series of initiatives. These include:
- Test prep funding and enrichment and outreach to parents and elementary schools in under-represented communities to bring them more information about Hunter’s excellent educational opportunities
- Researching best practices of admission reform at specialized high schools across the country and learning from experts in the field to develop recommendations for increasing the presence of underrepresented students in the high school
- Researching the experiences of past and present Black and Latinx students and their parents and surveying faculty to assess the reasons for discontent and develop recommendations for improving the climate and experiences of present and future students of the high school.
Supporting urgent, unforeseen, and ongoing programs and activities for the students and faculty of Hunter College High School related to the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Enabling the HCHSAA to rapidly respond to grant requests by the high school
- Helping Hunter students overcome the challenges created by the global pandemic, especially the economically disadvantaged who are most adversely affected
In Memory of Ula Barrack ‘73
Gifts in memory of Ula Barrack will be allocated to support Special Learning Services and Individualized Learning, a specific area of need that has been identified by the Director of Campus Schools.
The learning specialist at Hunter College High School (grades 7-12) is currently working with 78 students with academic support needs, language needs, and specialized plans such as 504 learning plans or IESPs (Individualized Education Plans). 504 Plans are part of Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the very year of Ula’s graduation. Each student’s needs are distinct and individualized. In addition to providing services to students, the learning specialist meets with parents and teachers throughout the year.
Gifts in memory of Ula Barrack will help to support the provision of these necessary special services, and will also:
- Make additional tutoring available for students
- Enhance technological support for online and remote learning
- Help offset the $15,000 annual cost to accommodate students who qualify for additional time during tests. (This requires hiring a proctor to administer the tests in the Learning Center, separately from the classroom)
- Support additional Professional Development for faculty