A website that compiles information and opportunities such as scholarships, advice, and other resources for low-income students in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ingrid Z, Maria C, Sofia V
Charge Ahead was created when a team of girls from an introductory computer science program got together to work on a project on the topic of their choice. The generosity of their computer science program and host company, which was entirely free and provided all materials and meals everyday, prompted the girls to make something helpful to people who have faced similar challenges they have, as well as those of different walks of life. As students of low income families, they are burdened with family duties, and as a result consistently struggle in keeping up to their financially stable counterparts in school. This site includes information we, as students, wished we had in our time looking for academic resources and opportunities.
Low-income students lack resources and support that their financially-stable counterparts at school receive. Thus, they struggle to keep up, and have difficulty in going onto higher education and getting higher paid jobs to break out of the poverty chain.
Low-income students can be exposed to various fields of study when informed about the hundreds of low-cost/free opportunities such as programs, scholarships, and courses in their area. We created a website, compiling resources such as free/fee waiver available programs, scholarships, as well as local and online resources available to students in the San Francisco Bay Area. The website is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
- Self-learning some features that were not taught during the course.
- Getting the formatting to be everyone’s liking, while maintaining professionalism.