Why I’m Giving on Giving Tuesday

Marisa and her family participated in our Family Creative Learning Workshops this past October. Here’s why she’s giving on Giving Tuesday:

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So there’s Black Friday & Cyber Monday but today is something I feel represents what this time of year really means: Giving. Whether it’s your time, your love, or your support to a great cause.
In this case I feel we can accomplish all 3 by donating to a cause that helps our children; Clubhouse 253. This place has been a great asset to our community. Offering free tutoring during the week & Girls Day on Saturdays where they learn all about computers & technology that will help them succeed in the future. There’s also ongoing workshops that gets the whole family involved. Not to mention meals during these events!
All these services are free. The people who run this volunteer so much of their time & energy to help the next generation. A lot of whom went to the clubhouse as kids themselves. It would be great if we could help them continue this amazing program that has done so much for so many.
You can give to them by clicking the donate button on their website.”http://bit.ly/1ehNVdx

International Day of the Girl 2013

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On October 11th 2013 the Computer Clubhouse of Tacoma celebrated International Day of the Girl. The theme was Innovating for Girls’ Education.

We celebrated with musical performances by Kenyan-American singer Naomi Wamboe, and Clubhouse member Frances Ramirez-Ayuso. We heard facts about Girls’ education around the world from Clubhouse member Dymond Price as she shared why she supports the movement. Jade Hicks unveiled her video entitled “My Inspiration” dedicated to her mother. She was 1 of 5 Clubhouse girls around the world to have their project featured on the Clubhouse Network, MIT Media Lab, and Intel websites. We heard Sentoria Zuill-Brown’s inspiring story about her personal education journey and her call to young girls to get an education because they deserve success.

We ended the night by mingling and visiting the stations the students prepared. Malayah Price ran a Makey Makey piano station using bananas and homemade play dough. Jade Hicks created a Guess Who came where people had to match short descriptions of women to their portrait. Clubhouse Alumna Jevetta Trapp, had a photo booth where people wrote why they think it’s important for girls to receive an education. Frances Ramirez-Ayuso (with help from an adult) ran a microwave chocolate cupcake station where she made and decorated the cupcakes. Justice Brown setup a station with projects that he and other students created about women who inspired them, as well as great projects from girls at the Tacoma Clubhouse. The last station was a pledging station where attendees got a chance to write down their pledge in response to our call to action. Members of the Clubhouse will be emailing them periodically to check-in with them on the pledge that they made.

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Pictures can be found on our Flickr account!

Summer Showcase

Please join the students of the Computer Clubhouse of Tacoma as they unveil their final projects, and kick off our digital fundraising campaign! 

The students have been focusing on stormwater pollution, and how it affects the city of Tacoma. Students have also participated in workshops to learn skills such as research methods, social media, programming, camera basics, music production, and graphic design. Final projects will include interactive games, mobile apps, short films, visual art, and music! 

Bring the whole family! There will be interactive game, music, and video stations setup for all ages

Please RSVP.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry! Check back the day of the event for a link to a live stream of student presentations! 

For information contact Jaleesa Trapp at (253) 627-3175 or jaleesat@allenrenaissance.org

 

Feelings about math and science

As a group of clubhouse girls were talking we realize science and math was a big part of our community. We also realized it takes a lot of commitment and dedication to do. Science takes up a lot of time and consist of a lot of writing and reading. even though it can be difficult it can be fun when working with different typs of life like bugs, and plants. Math can be very hard and complicated when working with different equations and variables. Even though its hard some times when it gets to easy it becomes boring. To some it may be hard working with a lot of different variables to others it can be fun. Some people like the puzzling ways the equations make them think. While others my not. This summer we are hoping to learn new ways to solve equations, build lego robots and other new programs.

 

Authors:

Jade Hicks

Christina Duong

Shaniya Smith

Malayah Price