Thanks to CNA and PPIB Insurance for giving to BHGH-SF during this year’s #IICFWeekofGiving!

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The Week of Giving is an eight-day international and industry-wide volunteer initiative during which the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation brings together insurance industry professionals to complete volunteer projects and service that benefit community nonprofits throughout the United States and United Kingdom. This year we had the pleasure of working together with CNA Insurance, and the […]

Boys Hope Girls Hope and Charles Schwab Team Up for Pro Bono Challenge!

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On November 6th, Leaders of Boys Hope Girls Hope engaged with dedicated professionals of Charles Schwab San Francisco for their annual Pro-Bono Challenge. San Francisco Executive Director Suzanne Palmer, with help from Board of Directors Vice-Chair Dennis Bradley, a Schwab executive, won the opportunity to participate alongside seven other Bay Area nonprofits!  There was an intensive […]

Volunteer Testimonial: Julie

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Our scholars at BHGH-SF cannot reach their goals without the support of our very generous network of volunteers who help tutor and mentor them along the way. This month we would like to highlight one of our longest standing volunteers within our group, Julie and share her story of how she got involved with our […]

Meet our new AmeriCorps member Cassidy!

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We’d like to introduce our new AmeriCorp member Cassidy to the BHGH family! Cassidy will be coming in as our new Volunteer and Community Resource Coordinator and has just recently graduated from St. Mary’s College of Indiana with a bachelors in social work. Cassidy just recently moved to Sunnyvale months after graduating college and is […]

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 […]

Guest Blogger Chanel on Bowling

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On Saturday, July 18th Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars and Community Associates Board members participated in a mixer at Yerba Buena Bowling Center in the SOMA district of beautiful San Francisco. The turnout was fantastic, the competition was stiff and before we knew it we had spent two hours getting to know one another over lunch […]

Guest Blogger Michelle on Community Service

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The activity was created by San Francisco Park & Rec., where they meet every month to replant native plants in Mount Sutro. There, we had to climb up a steep hill to reach our destination. They’ve set up designated areas where we plant the potted plants. The potted plants were grown in the nursery until they’re […]

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, […]

Symantec Class

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With so many cautionary tales about our presence on the internet, BHGH decided to bring in experts to teach our scholars how to protect themselves online. We invited three Symantec employees (Jenny, Alex, and Diya) to teach our scholars about internet security. The volunteers made a short presentation about the dangers of revealing too much personal information online, cyber bullying, […]

Google Visit

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After the tour and learning about Google, the scholars headed over to “The Garage” to hang out with two engineers, Chi Zeng and Peter Djeu, and a product marketing manager, Nikhil Sheel. Here, the scholars learned about how Chi and Peter turned Google Map into a Pac Man game for April’s Fool Day. Nikhil, Chi, and […]

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.

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 […]