July Newsletter

BRDG's mission is to create a bridge to success by enhancing first-in-family college students' opportunities in the technology field. We aim to level the playing field for first generation college students who enter the workforce through our wraparound mentorship program. We are always open for more mentors, coaches, advisors, and organizational partners to join our team. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you are interested!

Let's make a difference. Together.


 


 


For those of you who missed our BRDG's Technology & Ethics Conversation held on June 10th , 2021; attended by varied audience from academia, STEM, politics, the arts, and business disciplines to continue our practice of bringing talented thought leaders together to discuss critical issues and what can be done to bring about positive change for our future leaders,

- Click here to read an insightful summary by Dr. Raman Unnikrishnan on Immersive technology and ethics - Ethical dilemmas in vistas not yet fully explored

- To view past Technology & Ethics Conversation, visit here on BRDG website

- Click here to register for our upcoming Technology & Ethics Conversation on

Thursday, October 7 at 4:00 – 6:00 pm PDT

Anyone interested in participating or presenting in future Technology & Ethics Conservation webinars should email Caecilia Gotama. Corporate sponsorships for BRDG's Technology & Ethics Conservations are available; please email Caecilia Gotama or any member of our Board of Trustees.


 

Peace Essay Contest



Many of us celebrated 4th of July with festive drinks and outdoor barbeque, but to some High School students in Orange County, this Independence Day has a special meaning. They have completed a Peace Essay Contest program exploring “What is Peace? How someone define Peace? How can someone promote Peace? and How can a community promote peace?”

Here are some quotes from the participating students:

  • “I learned about the different ways to demonstrate peace and that it’s not only peace from one person to another but also to nature and the world around us as well.”

  • “I always knew the concept of peace, but not with as much clarity as this program has now given me. Living in a relatively stable society, peace has only been merely a definition. However, I can now appreciate and be grateful for the privileged life I lead and learn how to advocate for it everywhere.”

  • “I learned that our actions today, affect the lives of the future”


Read More Here


 

Summer 2021 for BRDG Students

As part of our summer program, Our BRDG students are participating in Financial Literacy awareness. The topics covered on this 1st workshop delivered by our local Orange County Farmers & Merchants bank are:

  • The value of credit reports and how credit reporting works

  • The relationship between credit reports and credit scores

  • Credit reporting laws and consumer rights

  • How to access your personal credit reports, improve your credit score, and save money

As students successfully gained summer internships, seems only logical for the next step to be “financial literacy” to ensure that their hard earned income will also work hard to support their life dream.