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Booka on Community Service

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Last weekend, The Potrero Hill Learning Garden and Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco organization partnered with support from Umpqua Bank and resulted in a very productive day of gardening and service-learning in Jackson Playground. Our goal was to prep our beds for Indian Summer by amending the soil. The soil had not been replaced […]

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Uber gingerbread cars

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This holiday season, Hope Academy scholars collaborated with the finance and accounting department at Uber for a career panel and gingerbread car assembly challenge. First, scholars broke out into small groups with Uber employees for career Q & A.  Topics ranged from high school memories and college choices to the typical workday of an Uber employee. An answer was […]

Scholars’ Reading Reflections

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BHGH Scholars’ favorite books in 2015: “My favorite book is We Beat the Street, which is about three men growing up in a ‘bad’ neighborhood, doing bad things, and ending up with many consequences. I like this book because I could relate to all three characters at some point in their lives. This book taught me that even if you mess up, […]

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Google Visit

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We have an exciting week lined up for our scholars' Spring Break. On the schedule today was a visit to the Google campus in Mountain View. Our amazing tour guide, Zach Brown, took the scholars to Google's museum where they saw some of the cool gadgets available to Google employees. The scholars tested out the nap [...]
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IICF Grant

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This year, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) selected BHGH as one of its grant recipients. Two IICF Board members, Mr. Christopher Christ and Mr. Marty Toth, visited our program today and presented BHGH with a $10,000 grant. We are grateful to the IICF, Mr. Christ, and Mr. Toth for their support of our scholars.
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Workshop at Yammer

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After a successful time at Yammer for the Hour of Code, BHGH scholars were invited to attend another workshop hosted by Yammer. This time, the young ladies of BHGH participated in the Young Women Communication Workshop. A group of women engineers (and a few men) taught our female scholars how to communicate with confidence in [...]