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Code for Kids selected for PwC ScopeAthon

 News  admin  31-Mar-2021  0  3397 reads
Code for Kids selected for PwC ScopeAthon

Code for Kids was invited by PwC to apply for a spot in a Society ScopeAthon, a half-day, virtual event that brings together nonprofit organizations with small PwC teams to help the organization identify the root cause of their toughest challenges and help build actionable plans to begin to...

2019 Hour of Code: Kick-off + Woody Barker Tech Challenge

 News  admin  04-Dec-2019  0  2104 reads
2019 Hour of Code: Kick-off + Woody Barker Tech Challenge

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are...

Woody Barker Scholarship

 News  admin  23-Dec-2018  0  4326 reads
Woody Barker Scholarship

Woody Barker, one of our volunteers, a man with an incredible huge heart, helping the underprivileged kids of George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary to learn technology, coding, 3D-Printing, Robotics, and typing, is now gone!   (see the obituary here)

He was such a wonderful person and he'll be...

Kickoff for Robotics Club at CAA Head Start (Feb. 27, 2018)

 News  admin  01-Mar-2018  0  1400 reads
Kickoff for Robotics Club at CAA Head Start (Feb. 27, 2018)

To support more STEM education, the CAA Head Start is starting a Robotics/Computer Program at Ted Berry Head Start in West End. 

We had a great Kickoff with representatives of Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board and REDI Cincinnati stressing the importance of growing local talent in...

Kickoff to "Hour of Code" at Hays-Porter ...

 News  admin  05-Dec-2017  0  5733 reads
Kickoff to "Hour of Code" at Hays-Porter High-Tech Elementary School

On Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, Hays-Porter High-Tech Elementary School hosted a local Kickoff to "Hour of Code". Similar kick-offs were done all over the world as part of the "Computer Science Education Week" (https://hourofcode.com/us)

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of...

Hays-Porter Students meet NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly

 News  admin  25-Oct-2017  0  1856 reads
Hays-Porter Students meet NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly

Meeting the legendary NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly

I took four girls from the George Hays-Jennie Porter ElementaryComputer/Robotics Club with me - hopefully they will get inspired and will keep reaching for the stars! 

Thank you Cincinnati Museum Center for organizing this event!!!! 
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Messer Construction Ribbon Cutting

 News  admin  24-Oct-2017  0  1796 reads
Messer Construction Ribbon Cutting

Opening of the new Headquarters of Messer Construction Co. in West End!

A big THANK YOU to Messer Construction for the generous grant of $25,000 to Families Forward for the after-school program at George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary!!!!

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Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire

 News  admin  07-Oct-2017  0  1103 reads
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire

Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of creativity and invention. Makers showcase what they make, inspiring others with their passion and teaching the skills necessary for invention. From robots and microprocessors to experimental music and jewelry, any and every act of making is on...

At GorillaMaker - a 3D-Printer manufacturer from Greater ...

 News  admin  29-Sep-2017  0  1209 reads
At GorillaMaker - a 3D-Printer manufacturer from Greater Cincinnnati

Visiting GorillaMaker (https://gorillamaker.com/) and learning more about 3D printing and how we can get more of this technology to schools

Glenn Warner is a super awesome and extremely smart guy, and we're totally on the same wave length, so it was a great conversation about innovation,...

UC/CPS Early College IT Program Signing Ceremony

 News  admin  20-Sep-2017  0  1148 reads
UC/CPS Early College IT Program Signing Ceremony

UC School of Information Technology has signed an agreement with CPS to enable high school students to take credit classes at UC toward Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

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Sasha Savvy Loves to Code - book introduction

 News  admin  15-Sep-2017  0  756 reads
Sasha Savvy Loves to Code - book introduction

Sasha Ariel shared with Hays-Porter students her coding journey, inspiring them to explore the world of technology! Students received a copy of her book, and hopefully we'll have an explosion of young coders at George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary 

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Building diverse IT Education Pipeline

 News  admin  17-Aug-2017  0  827 reads
Building diverse IT Education Pipeline

Our article about "Building divers IT Education Pipeline" has been published on Medium STEAM!  




Bond Hill Academy becomes Math & Science Discovery School

 News  admin  08-Aug-2017  0  645 reads
Bond Hill Academy becomes Math & Science Discovery School

So much fun today supporting the Bond Hill Academy Elementary School becoming the "Math & Science Discovery School" as part of the CPS Vision 20/20! 
I was helping out in June with their Summer Enrichment Program teaching coding and robotics as part of Families Forward 

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FamiliesFORWARD presenting at Messer

 News  admin  20-Jun-2017  0  709 reads
FamiliesFORWARD presenting at Messer

Today I was supporting FamiliesFORWARD in their presentation at Messer Construction HQ, as part of an application for a grant. 

It was about the After-School program at George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary and our focus on technology. 

We had three students with us and they did a fantastic job...

Summer Computer/Robotics Program at Bond Hill Academy

 News  admin  08-Jun-2017  0  525 reads
Summer Computer/Robotics Program at Bond Hill Academy

Bond Hill Academy Elementary School students are doing fantastic job learning coding! It was only our 2nd session, and almost all of them achieved a certification! 
Also very impressive teamwork - all of those who finished first, went on to help other students!
This program is organized by 

FamiliesFORWARD Musical Arts Concert

 News  admin  25-May-2017  0  510 reads
FamiliesFORWARD Musical Arts Concert

As end of the year celebration, FamiliesFORWARD hosted the annual "Musical Arts Concert", with students from four school performing on stage:

  • Bond Hill Academy
  • Hays-Porter Elementary School
  • Carson Elementary School
  • Withrow University High School

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Career-fair at Hays-Porter

 News  admin  12-May-2017  0  572 reads
Career-fair at Hays-Porter

Fantastic Career Fair at Hays-Porter Elementary School, with many organizations and companies presenting different jobs opportunities for the kids. 

As a special guest, we had Rob Richardson, former Chair of the UC Board of Trustees, who talked to kids about college opportunities at UC.

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Tech-Show at Hays-Porter Elementary School

 News  admin  11-May-2017  0  643 reads
Tech-Show at Hays-Porter Elementary School

Hays-Porter High-Tech Elementary School organized a Tech-Show, where students presented what they have learned this semester, incl. Minecraft coding, robotics, video production, etc. 

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Racing Drones at Hays-Porter Computer/Robotics Club

 News  admin  03-May-2017  0  522 reads
Racing Drones at Hays-Porter Computer/Robotics Club

A big Thank You to Mr. Mike Welch for sharing his Racing Drone expertise with the Hays-Porter Computer/Robotics Club students! 
They had a blast!

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Hays-Porter Robotics Kids on Local 12 TV

 News  admin  15-Feb-2017  0  1267 reads
Hays-Porter Robotics Kids on Local 12 TV

Yesterday LOCAL 12, WKRC-TV has visited us to learn more about our program at Hays-Porter Elementary School, the Robots and the Drones!

It was awesome and the kids loved it!  

To see the TV program click here


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