Thanks for all your support and votes.
Eryka: Without the Hudson Guild, I wouldn't know what to do with Aaliyah as far as where she would go after school. They do a lot of great stuff that I'm not able to do for her. A lot of stuff that she can take back with her into school, and it's fun for her.
Aaliyah: I don't want to just be a kid that goes to school and then comes straight home, be on my phone. I want to go to after-school and play with my friends and do a lot of activities. They would say, "Do you need help with homework?" and I would say, "Yes." And they would help me. I helped my friend Meadow here, I taught her how to do gymnastics. She teaches me with math. I used to be really bad at math. On my last test I think I got a 96 or a 92.
Eryka: They pick her up from school, it's very convenient. I work until 5:00, so I have no one to pick her up directly from school. She likes to dance, so she gets very excited when they do the showcases.
Hudson Guild is a multi-service community agency serving those who live, work, or go to school in Chelsea, with a focus on those in need.
Hudson Guild fights poverty and builds community. Our bedrock programs - education, nutrition, counseling, work readiness, art - help youth, older adults and families make progress on their goals, and keep our neighborhood strong.
In 1895, Dr. John Lovejoy Elliott, a young man inspired by the growing settlement house movement, moved to the tough, working-class neighborhood of Chelsea. There, he met and encouraged a group of young, rowdy boys to take their fighting off the streets and organize into a boxing club called the "Hurly Burlies." Over the next few years, Dr. Elliott established numerous programs for boys and girls, working women, and families. These groups merged in 1897 to become the Hudson Guild, which provided a platform for neighbors to organize and improve living conditions.