Hello World Provides Computer Science Curriculum Thanks to All Points North Foundation

Hello World, a computer science program taught by engineers, partnered with the Ann Richards School this fall for a virtual curriculum thanks to a grant from All Points North Foundation and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

The web development and virtual reality programs are taught to all middle schoolers from 6th through 8th grade. Students connect weekly with Hello World engineers through their STEM classes to learn coding languages like HTML, CSS, Java, and JavaScript.

Hello World has provided Ann Richards School students with a rigorous program that is industry-relevant, combining computer science and liberal arts since the Fall of 2018.

“The mission of Hello World is to place students, especially those underrepresented in tech, into positions of power and influence,” said Sabina Bharwani, Founder and CEO of Hello World. “Working with Ann Richards School students for nearly three years now, I believe with absolute certainty that these students will be the change agents and systems leaders of the Austin community and beyond, and I am glad that Hello World is part of their story.”

Recently, Hello World’s programming played a key role during the COVID-19 pandemic through helping 7th-graders create a virtual tour of the school campus for the incoming 6th-graders to welcome them to the Ann Richards School.

The grant from All Points North Foundation and AMD, allowed the partnership with Hello World and the Ann Richards School to expand to more grade levels this year and will help empower more girls towards the field of computer science.

Photos from Fall 2019 6th Grade Coding Project

Screenshots from Fall 2020 Coding Project