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, […]

Group photo at Google

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 [...]
Scholars and IICF

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.
Power pose

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 [...]
Will learning to code

Hour of Code at Yammer

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BHGH scholars visited Yammer today for the Hour of Code, which is a one-hour introduction to computer science. Cristina Akimoff first gave the scholars a tour of the company and then introduced them to their instructors. With the assistance of two Yammer engineers, Gonzalo Maldonado and Isura Edirisinghe, the scholars learned to code their very first [...]
Guidewire volunteers building a bookcase

Guidewire volunteers

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Since relocating Hope Academy to Riordan, we didn't have a place to store our scholars' books. For a few months, our trove of books lived in the trunk of our program manager's car. Enter Guidewire. The company's management team was looking for some volunteering opportunities and BHGH was the perfect fit. Guidewire generously volunteered their time by [...]