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 [...]
With the financial assistance from BHGH, I was able to travel to China this past summer to study Mandarin. I went to Qingdao and took an intensive Chinese course that takes a year-long class and crammed it all into nine weeks. On the weekdays, we had Chinese for four hours straight with daily quizzes and [...]
Having played soccer for 15 years in Germany, I thought I'd try my hand at "coaching" the BHGH scholars. On my first day, some of the older scholars tricked the younger kids into believing that I played for the national team and in the World Cup this past summer in Brazil. I did not. But [...]
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 [...]
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