ServiceNow is a software company that develops a cloud computing platform to help companies manage digital workflows for enterprise operations. ServiceNow has partnered with A Bridge for Kids since 2019 to teach our students the basics of coding and technical programming skills. In the first half of the internship, students are taught the basic understanding and tools of programming, and then are tasked with developing an app to solve a problem that they face in their day to day lives. Here are some updates on how our students' experiences are … [Read more...]
Sponsor Needed! Vy Ho – The Preuss School UCSD
Hello! My name is Vy Ho, I am a junior at The Preuss School UC San Diego. I am a first-generation Vietnamese immigrant. I live with my parents and younger sister in a low-income household. My dad is a tailor, and my mom is a nail technician. Growing up, I attended school in Vietnam until the age of six. Every morning, I arrived at school on our old broken-down motorbike. On lucky days, my dad surprised me with half a banh mi, a Vietnamese sandwich, or some loose change for snacks. At home, I had a small foldable desk, where I crisscrossed on … [Read more...]
Sponsor Needed! Vy Nguyen – Hoover High School
Hello! My name is Vy Nguyen (as in the letter 'V'); a freshman AOIT(Academy ofInformation Technology) student at Hoover High School. I’ve lived in City Heights ever sincemoving to San Diego at the age of 6 from Tây Ninh, Vietnam. Like many immigrants, my mother grew up incredibly poor. In a place where education was limited, she’d drop in and out of school as her family was unable to sustain the tuition, resulting in an incomplete education. Not wanting her children to suffer the same circumstances, she migrated to America, still working just … [Read more...]
Where are They Now: Rose Hawaree
This month’s Where are They Now article will be following Rose Hawaree, and her journey navigating through the United States Education System as a first generation American who hardly spoke the language. Rose’s family is originally from Kurdistan, and came to the United States not knowing how to speak English. As a result, when Rose was a child, Kurdish was her first language, as she did not have anyone to teach her English until she entered the United States Education System. Until fifth grade, Rose had to partake in ESL (English as a second … [Read more...]
Don’t Miss the Opportunity to be a Sponsor in this Years DreamMakers!
A Bridge for Kids Goes to the East Coast for Campus Tours!
Going to college is a big deal, and deciding where to go is never an easy choice. There are so many factors that play into choosing a school that gives it the weight it deserves. A large component is the idea that where you end up going to school will inevitably shape you into who you are going to be. Something that makes this decision even scarier is the thought that your new home may very well be 3,000 miles away from everything you know. A new community, new lands, new ways of thinking, and as most native Californians may know… New … [Read more...]
Summer Fiesta: Full Circle
We would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who came to our Summer Fiesta this last Sunday, June 26th, to celebrate 10 years of success with us! A special shout out to Grooveline (instagram: @groovelinesd) for bringing the energy and playing some great throwbacks, to Omar and Christian for cheffing up over 500 tacos, and to all the volunteers who made the day possible! Something that made this event particularly special was that it brought several sponsors and students together for the first time. Due to the pandemic in recent … [Read more...]
Sponsor Needed! Noah Perez – Aspiring Computer Hardware Engineer
Noah Perez Patrick Henry High SchoolClass of 2023 Hello, my name is Noah Perez. I am seventeen years old and I am a Junior at Patrick Henry High School. I live with my mom, dad, younger sister, and roommate. My dad owns his own window washing business, where he alone washes highrises and such in Coronado. My mom is a pharmacist assistant at Kaiser Permanente, someone who orders medicine for all the departments in her building and delivers it. When the pharmacy is short on workers my mom assists the patients by giving them their … [Read more...]
Where are They Now
“I am most proud of getting out of my comfort zone since high school. I used to be afraid of getting out of my shell in high school to go explore different things the world has to offer. However, in college, I studied abroad in 10 different countries and truly "lived and experienced life". I took every opportunity presented to me and am no longer afraid to try anything new or be out of my comfort zone.” Nghi P Dang Nghi’s story begins in Vietnam, 1998. At the age of three, her parents made the decision to move to the United States - a … [Read more...]
Save the Date: 10th Annual DreamMakers!
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