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 […]

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 [...]
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 [...]