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"Three Cambridge teens are trying to change their community with a push of a button. They dreamed up a mobile and web app that allows users to upload photos of abandoned buildings onto a database where people can pitch ideas on how to cleanup the property."
Last weekend, three PHA seniors traveled to Philadelphia to compete in the My Brother's Keeper Hackathon, part of the #YesWeCode initiative which seeks to increase diversity in the technology industry.Their idea was selected as the best app and our seniors returned as champions. Learn more about the competition and winning app in this MSNBC segment (one of the students is interviewed at about minute 4).
"On Friday, May 2, 12 fourth grade students from Prospect Hill Academy, a K-12 Charter School located in Somerville, visited Wheelock College for a campus tour and discussion."
PHA's Director of College Counseling, Rob Andrews, is featured in a WBUR story about why low-income students don't apply to top colleges.
PHA has been selected as of one of three schools in the country to pilot a new online crowd-fundraising platform for student-led initiatives called Sponsr.Us. Sophomores Rachel Nere and Daryl Cabrol will lead the project to create a student-led orchestra at the Upper School. The students were featured in an article on Boston.com about the launch of Sponsr.Us. Follow the link to read more.