Category: Education

School spirit

Steve Barclay is president of the Hoover High Alumni Association, a 1,200-member group that has raised $100,000 for scholarships over the past 10 years.

With apologies to novelist Thomas Wolfe, the Hoover High Alumni Association is proving that, yes, you can go home again. More than 1,200 active, dues-paying members from San Diego and beyond are doing everything from campus cleanups to donating thousands…

Espíritu escolar

Mis disculpas al novelista Thomas Wolfe, pero la Asociación de Exalumnos de la Preparatoria Hoover de San Diego está comprobando que sí, sí se puede regresar a casa. Más de 1,200 afiliados activos que residen en San Diego (y más…

Getting a boost on the SAT

Shovik Sarkar is helping low-income youths get access to free SAT preparation tutoring and workshops.

Shovik Sarkar scored a 2,210 on his first attempt at the SAT, placing him among the top 2 percent of those who took the college entrance exam. But despite the impressive score, including a perfect mark on the math section,…

Encontrando ayuda para el SAT

Shovik Sarkar obtuvo una puntuación de 2,210 la primera vez que tomó el SAT, lo que lo colocó en el 2% superior de los que tomaron el examen de ingreso universitario. Pero a pesar de su impresionante puntuación, incluyendo una…

In Their Own Words: Visiting the state Capitol

About 20 youths and four mentors from City Heights attended the Sisters and Brothers at the Capitol Youth Conference and Advocacy Days in Sacramento.

From Aug. 21-25, about 20 youths and four mentors from City Heights attended the Sisters and Brothers at the Capitol Youth Conference and Advocacy Days in Sacramento. The annual trip is a part of Building Healthy Communities, a 10-year, $1…

En sus palabras: Visitando el Capitolio del estado

Del 21 al 25 de agosto, unos 20 jóvenes y cuatro mentores de City Heights asistieron a la Conferencia Juvenil Hermanas y Hermanos en el Capitolio y Jornada de Defensa en Sacramento. El viaje anual es patrocinado por Construyendo Comunidades…

Moving together as a team

Some 150 community members gathered at Ibarra Elementary School recently to find better ways to support student learning.

Using “Design Thinking,” an innovative approach to solving complex problems, 150 community members gathered recently at Ibarra Elementary School to create better ways to support student learning by working together. It was like magic. With parents wearing headsets for interpretation,…

Trabajando en equipo

Usando “Pensamiento de Diseño”, un innovador enfoque para resolver complejos problemas, 150 miembros de la comunidad se reunieron recientemente en la Escuela Primaria Ibarra para crear en equipo mejores formas para apoyar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. Fue algo mágico.…

Zooming in

PhotoCity

The AjA Project’s Zoom-In, Act-Out PhotoCity program at Hoover High School utilizes photography as a visual language,  giving participants a platform to explore, identify and express their perspectives on community-based issues. Fifteen-year-old Hoover High School student and PhotoCity participant Janel,…

Acercamiento

El programa Zoom-In, Act-Out (Acércate, actúa) PhotoCity del Proyecto AjA en la Preparatoria Hoover, usa la fotografía como un lenguaje visual brindando a los participantes una plataforma para explorar, identificar y expresar sus opinión acerca de los asuntos que afectan…